Find yourself struggling to pull together lunches to take to work – or quick dinner for the family? Try this Make-Ahead recipe that is vegetarian, gluten free, super-nutritious and filling. Starting with Quinoa, to be a super food, you can’t go wrong. One cup cooked quinoa has 222 calories, is 71.6% water, 21.3% carbohydrates, 4.4% protein and 1.92% fat. It’s low on the glycemic index (53) and good source of fiber at 2.8%.
Microgreens of course offer a great deal of bio-available nutrition, with Red Cabbage among the USDA’s top four. It offers significant levels of vitamin C, E, K and beta carotene all of which aid in reducing circulating levels of “bad” cholesterol an helping to prevent heart disease. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
Kale, of course, is always a favorite for both flavor and nutrition. Packed with more vitamin C than tomatoes, they have anti-cancer potential promoting the elimination of potential carcinogens from the body. https://www.healwithfood.org/health-benefits/kale-sprouts-anti-cancer-benefits.php
But enough of the data and on to the yummy. Enhance the bowl with additional protein options i.e. cooked chicken, salmon, shredded beef or cubed and sauteed tofu. Try this fun recipe, and let us know how it works out for you and your family.