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This clean eating southwestern quinoa bowl recipe is a deliciously simple, plant-based, complete protein meal!

Now that I’m plant-based, I’m constantly looking for ways to get complete proteins. While there is some evidence that this isn’t necessary, I do find that I feel better when I ensure getting complete proteins on a regular basis.

I’m in culinary school and we are learning about batch cooking as well as the convenience of meals in bowls. So I combined the two to get this dish.

Over the weekend, I made a huge pot of quinoa. I had some cooked black beans in the freezer that I thawed out, and the rest was pretty much all just veggies I chopped. It couldn’t have been simpler!!

Clean Eating Southwestern Quinoa Bowl Recipe

IDEAS FOR BATCH COOKING:

If you think you might benefit from batch cooking, here are some of the staples I cook every weekend right now. They don’t require hours in the kitchen and they make for super quick and nutritious meals when I just don’t have time to cook (which is surprisingly often these days!)

  • Quinoa
  • Brown Rice
  • Farro
  • Barley
  • Black Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Pinto Beans

I simply keep these in containers and make meals with them all week long. It’s a fantastic way to eat nutritiously as well a budget friendly.

WHAT NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS DOES THIS RECIPE GIVE YOU?

  • Red bell peppers – Tons of vitamin C and B6 as well as antioxidants.
  • Tomatoes – Lycopene (an antioxidant), vitamin C, potassium and vitamin K.
  • Black olives – Lots of healthy fats, vitamin E and flavonoids. They also seem to have anti-inflammatory benefits.
  • Black beans – Lots of fiber and potassium as well as vitamin B6.
  • Avocado – Lots of good-for-you, healthy fats as well as more potassium then bananas!
  • Quinoa – Lots of protein (all 9 amino acids!), fiber, iron and magnesium.
  • Lime – Tons of vitamin C and antioxidants.
  • Parsley – A vitamin rich diuretic containing vitamins A, B, C and K.
  • Cilantro – Vitamins A and K as well as potassium

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CLEAN EATING SOUTHWESTERN QUINOA BOWL RECIPE:

Clean Eating Southwestern Quinoa Bowl Recipe

Clean Eating Southwestern Quinoa Bowl

A delicious, plant-based, complete protein meal that's quick and easy to put together.
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Course: Grains, Main Course
Cuisine: SouthWestern
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 379kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/3 cup cooked black beans
  • 1/3 cup chopped red bell peppers
  • 1/3 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup chopped avocado
  • 2 tbsp. chopped, fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 1/2 medium lime (squeeze liberally over dish at serving)
  • 1/4 cup your favorite clean salsa (optional, but delicious)

Instructions

  • Place the quinoa in a bowl and layer on all the other ingredients.
  • Stir to combine and enjoy.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5the recipe | Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 660mg | Potassium: 899mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2120IU | Vitamin C: 43.8mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 4.6mg

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