Have you tried quinoa yet? Or tried having quinoa in a bowl? Well I did, not that I haven’t had quinoa before but I am just loving eating everything in a bowl! This one was extremely delicious and totally hit the spot.
I was in Miami for a conference through my school, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. It was over the weekend and for lunch my friends and I decided to get some tacos a bunch of our other Health Coach friends had recommended. While traveling it is often hard to find good, healthy, gluten free food but we did at https://www.taquizatacos.com/menu.htm and it was super delicious too!
Having eaten badly the night before, hey, I was on vacation, I decided to get the quinoa bowl instead of the tacos. Best decision ever!
Once back in Houston I decided to recreate the recipe. I didn’t have all the same ingredients so I worked with what I had in the fridge. It didn’t turn out bad at all!
Chicken and Black Bean Quinoa Bowl
- 1 cup tri colored quinoa
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup black beans boiled
- 1/2 white turnip diced
- 1 small tomato diced
- handful cilantro chopped
- 1 lemon juiced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- Cabbage Slaw
- 1/4 head white cabbage
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp white vinegar
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- Start by boiling the quinoa.
- While that is cooking, start on the slaw.
- Slice the cabbage and add oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.
- Toss to combine and let marinate in the fridge.
- Once the quinoa is ready, add the black beans and the rest of the vegetables.
- Add the dressing and mix to combine.
- Serve in a bowl with the cabbage slaw on one side and any protein. I added some pan sautéed chicken breast.
Instead of charred corn, I used some boiled black beans I had hanging out in the fridge from another game changing recipe I will share soon! Instead of jicama in the original recipe I added turnip and finished it off with some cilantro.
I often make quinoa as a substitute for rice. Quinoa is healthier and has less calories than the same amount of white rice. I eat it with any curry I have on hand. Try it with this lentil dish or this Chicken Kofta Curry.
My weekend in Miami was fabulous! I got to step out of my comfort zone and meet new people. Some I had met virtually through the school and others I connected with while there. The bonus was getting to eat some of the most delicious healthy food I’ve had in a while, just like this quinoa bowl right here!
Try this recipe out and tell me what you think!