YOUR HEALTHY PLATE: Meal-in-a-Bowl in 20 Minutes!

Wondering what to make yourself for dinner tonight? Make a meal for two with this magnificent bowlful of flavor, or save half to take to work tomorrow. Then again, you might want to pack this meal-in-a-bowl for a picnic, or to eat once you get situated on that train or plane ride you’ve been planning. A very smart choice…and it sure beats those sad, little pretzels!

  • 1 c. red or white quinoa, uncooked
  • 2 c. vegetable broth
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 c. red onion, chopped fine
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 c. edamame, frozen
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped
  • 2 c. kale, destemmed and sliced thin (chiffonade)
  • 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper

Dressing:

  • 1/4 c. tahini
  • juice of 1 lemon (approx 1/4 c.)
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • a pinch of salt

First, whisk together the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and set aside to allow time for flavors to blend. Then add quinoa and vegetable broth to a medium-sized pot, bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer and cover. Cook 15 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed.

While quinoa cooks, saute onion and garlic in olive oil for 2 minutes. Add edamame and zucchini, and saute 5 minutes. Add kale and cook 30-60 seconds more, until bright green. Remove from heat, and season with salt and pepper.

Now compose your meal-in-a-bowl with 1) a large scoop of quinoa, 2) half the veggies, and 3) a generous drizzle of dressing.

Thank you to The Glowing Fridge for their original “Green Goddess Glow Bowl.”

 

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