I know it may seem like a lot of work to cook after a long day and I totally agree. It’s just another thing on the to-do list. But, if you are trying to change your lifestyle then we better get you in that kitchen! I have a no-brainer way to make healthy meals that only uses four key ingredients.
These bowls take about 15 minutes to make! What!? Simple as that!
I don’t think it gets any better than that. And the added bonus to making these bowls is, they are budget friendly! You can make these bowls every day and it’ll keep you filled with the right nutrients.
This is what I do when I want to make dinner fast and healthy.
This requires almost no work!
What’s required to make these bowls?
Greens!! We all know how important it is to have leafy greens in every meal. They are one of the main ways to keep your weight down since they are low in calories. Leafy greens are full of vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting agents! And they are extremely important for keeping your skin clear because they contain a lot of water to keep you hydrated.
Grains like quinoa are a complete protein that have all the essential amino acids and the much-needed carbs for recovery. Grains are filled with fiber to keep you from feeling overly hungry.
Beans or legumes for the added protein to build lean muscles. Beans also have antioxidants, fiber, and iron which are extremely important when you are eating a plant-based diet.
A whole food which is anything you would like. My favorite whole foods are bell peppers, sweet potatoes, and avocados. They are great for the extra veggies, carbs, and healthy fats to keep you well nourished.
Power Up Bowls
This recipe makes about 2-3 servings (depending how hungry you are).
1 handful of kale or spinach
1 cup of quinoa, uncooked
1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 bell pepper, chopped
*You will have left-over quinoa and chickpeas so save it and make another bowl with what you have left.
Avocado Cilantro Dressing
3 tbs cilantro
4 tbs olive oil
1/2 cup water
1 lime, squeezed
salt & pepper to taste
*optional 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- Cook quinoa with 2 cups of water and put on low heat. Once finished fluff it up with a fork. Set aside.
- In a bowl, add the kale or spinach, 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa, half of the chickpeas ( you can add a lot or a little) and the bell pepper.
- Now it’s time to make a dressing, just add all ingredients into a blender
Here are a few other dressings that will go well with these bowls:
She Likes Food- Lemon Tahini Dressing
Win-Win Food- Orange and Tahini Dressing
Can’t cook? No Problem! I think we just figured out a perfect way to make a delicious meal in no time. Why wouldn’t you try this? It’s so simple and easy on the pocket. Win Win! If you want other dressing recipes that I use feel free to comment below or message me.