Katie Austin

My 6 Veggie Quinoa Bowl

My 6 Veggie Quinoa Bowl

Hi all!

It’s been a little while since I’ve done a written blog post! But I thought I’d share one of my go-to meals, for either eating in OR meal prepping with. You can use other veggies that you like in this as well, but these are def my FAV!

Here’s what you’ll need:
1 cup cooked Quinoa, 1 onion, 1 red pepper, 1 avocado, 1 zucchini, 2 medium carrots, 6 med/large mushrooms, 2 handfuls of spinach

First, place the amount of water to quinoa ratio in the pot, but add a BIT more water than the package says. Usually, it’s 2 cups water to 1 cup quinoa. I usually add 1/4 cup extra for the carrots and quinoa. 

Second, while the water is boiling, put aside the onion and carrots to cook. Then, wash and peel the carrots and start to dice! (I only use 1/2 the onion)

Place the diced onions and carrots into the quinoa pot for them to cook TOGETHER. That’s why we added a bit of the extra water. Adding the carrots and onions to the cooking quinoa really makes the flavors in this dish. It makes the quinoa taste SO much better.

Next step, while the carrots, onions, and quinoa are all combined boiling, start to dice the remaining veggies

Saute these diced veggies in a bit of olive oil, garlic salt, and pepper, on medium heat.

After a few minutes of these veggies sautéing, add in the spinach. Stir and cook for another two minutes.

By now, your quinoa should be just about ready!

Put your cooked quinoa mix in a bowl.

OPTIONAL PART: I LOVE putting pesto in the quinoa right here! It’s definitely a mood I need to be in for this meal- it’s a little heavier but it’s amazing.

Add the sautéed veggies.

Add the avo.

Add your protein choice. I love grilled chicken with this!

OPTIONAL: Any salad dressing you love goes amazing with this. One of my FAV things to add on top of this is champagne vinaigrette. SO GOOD.

And FYI- this is one of my favorite meal preps, too. If you leave the avocado out of it, you can easily reheat this dish whenever.

 So many veggies in one meal! And great protein in quinoa! ENJOY!!!