Quinoa Bowl with Chickpeas & Egg

May 27, 2020 | Main Meals, Side Dish

Hands up if you need a fast, filling meal! 

I gotta tell you, I don’t have a lot of time these days. It’s amazing how little I get done being home with my kids all day. I can’t make sense of it. So, since my kids barely allow me to eat, I have to come up with quick meal ideas that are satisfying and easily fit into my health goals. 

I always have some kind of grain prepped in my fridge for quick meals. This week I have red quinoa, a nutty grain that is high and protein and fiber (I love that), so I paired it with some crunchy veggies, chickpeas and topped it off with an egg! 

10 minutes later (and with very little effort) I have a super tasty meal that will hold me over for a few hours. Winning!!

Quinoa bowl with Chickpeas & Egg 

Prep: 10 minutes 

Makes: 2 Servings 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup cooked Red Quinoa 

  • 1 cup chickpeas 

  • ¼ cup minced red onion 

  • 1 orange bell pepper, chopped 

  • 1 handful parsley, chopped 

  • 1 lemon, juiced 

  • Salt & pepper to taste 

  • 2 eggs 

Directions: 

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl (quinoa to salt & pepper) toss well. Chill for 20-30 minutes if desired (not necessary). 

  2. Prepare egg pan fried, hard boiled or soft boiled. Serve one egg over 2 cups prepared salad. Reserve retaining portion for another meal! 

Nutrition Information: 2 cups quinoa salad and one large egg. 

336 calories; 48g carbohydrate; 17g protein; 9g fat; 509mg sodium; 10g fiber 

 

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