Vegetarian Quinoa Bowl

Nov 22, 2019

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • ⅓ cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • fresh lime juice, if desired

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400. In a small bowl, add olive oil and all dry spices and stir until mixed. In a large bowl, add sweet potatoes and the olive oil seasoning, tossing to coat. Spread the sweet potatoes in a single layer on a lined baking sheet. Bake potatoes for 20 minutes. While baking, add water to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Bring the quinoa to a boil, then cover with a lid and lower the heat to medium low. Cook for 12-15 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed, then fluff with a fork. Toss quinoa, sweet potatoes, black beans, red onion and red pepper together. Separate into 4 bowls and serve with sliced avocado and a squeeze of fresh lime juice, if desired. Serves 4.

Nutritional Info Per Serving:
Calories: 291 Protein: 8g Carbs: 41g

Healthy Lifestyle

80% Nutrition, 20% Exercise

Remember, you can’t out-exercise a bad diet. A healthy lifestyle, especially for weight loss, is 80% nutrition, and only 20% exercise.

Let Betsy’s Nutritional Consulting help you begin on a journey to a healthier you. You will feel better inside and out!

Have questions? Ready to get started creating a healthier you? Ready to learn healthy eating that will last a lifetime?

Healthy Living

Recent Recipes

Mexican Fried Cauliflower

Mexican Fried Cauliflower

Ingredients: 1 Tbs avocado oil1 bag frozen cauliflower rice1/8 cup chopped onion1 Tbs Chili powder1 can no-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed1 lb cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast2 diced...

read more
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Ingredients: 1 Tbs unsalted butter1.5 cups diced honey crisp apples1 tsp cinnamon¼ tsp nutmegPinch of salt2 cups water1 cup old fashioned oats¼ cup slivered almonds2 Tbs Splenda brown sugar...

read more
Butternut Squash Slow Cooker Soup

Butternut Squash Slow Cooker Soup

Ingredients: 4 lbs butternut squash, peeled and cubed½ onion diced1 honey crisp apple, peeled and diced1 tsp paprika½ tsp cayenne pepper½ tsp black pepper1 tsp salt½ tsp Cinnamon½ tsp turmeric4 cups...

read more