Mid-Week Power Bowl is always a favorite in our house, and likely because it is SO easy - it is simply leftovers! Quinoa is a complete plant based protein, meaning it contains all the essential amino acids - plus it is an excellent source of fiber! This meal is super filling, because just that - it's got a combo of high fiber foods, and a combo of plant based protein! I always like to drizzle a small amount of fat as well, like tahini and apple cider vinegar (from my leftover roasted broccoli dipping sauce) or just simple with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Actually feeling FULL from HEALTHY foods, is going to help maintain steady blood sugar, prevent cravings, and help to prevent overeating, because you get that "full factor" that you don't necessarily get if you are running through a drive thru. This "fiber-full" feeling actually lasts with you to get you closer to 4-5 hours until another snack/meal in your day.
SO for many of my clients/patients/friends etc. who have health goals - this recipe is for you!
👉One MAJOR tip I can provide for being successful with your health goals? BE PREPARED! 💁♀️
👉The next greatest tip? MAKE EXTRAS!
3️⃣Optional to have any leftover shredded chicken/eggs if you like
I always stress making extras of whatever you cook for dinner so that you can combine, mix/match it throughout the week for lunches and easy meals on the run! I always make a big batch of QUINOA (cook with chicken/vegetable broth for flavor), I make extra batches of ROASTED VEGGIES (broccoli, cauliflower, parsnips, sweet potatoes, beets, etc.). And then I always have a variety of GREENS in the fridge (spinach, arugula, baby kale, mixed greens, romaine - get pre-washed to save time!)
Loving today's Day 2 of my leftovers - you can heat everything up or serve it cold. Healthy DOES taste delicious! 😛😍
Quinoa Sweet Potato Power Bowl
- 1 cup Quinoa, Cooked
- 1/2 cup roasted sweet potatoes
- 1 cup roasted broccoli
- Optional: Leftover Rotisserie Chicken or 1 Fresh Cracked Egg on top!
Combine everything in a bowl, optional to add extra greens as the base (spinach/baby kale/mixed lettuce). Drizzle any type of dressing (1 Tbsp Tahini with 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar and 1 tsp olive oil salt/pepper goes great), or I just love plain balsamic vinegar and olive oil on mine! OR you've got so much deliciousness you might not even want dressing!
HOW TO COOK QUINOA:
Serves: 2 cups (Always stress making leftovers!)
- 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
- 2 cup chicken broth/vegetable broth
- Add uncooked quinoa and broth to a sauce pan.
- Bring to a boil, stir, then reduce heat to low for 15-20 minutes.
- Quinoa is done when all of the broth is absorbed and small holes start to poke up in the firm cooked quinoa.
PS - This is also a GREAT meal for those who have a training and non-training day, because the starchy, fiber rich carbs here help to replace our depleted glycogen stores! For athletes, and those who train/workout having some more starches at a meal can help with workout training goals.