Sunday, September 11, 2016

Meal Prep SUNDAY - quinoa salad bowls

I was going to take the day off relaxing with my family and wait until tomorrow to do meal prep Monday. Then I remembered my husband would be home all day watching football. Of course on week 1 of football Sundays he wants to juggle 2 kiddies while I cook :) Don't worry he benefits from this too!

Meal prepping can be time consuming and annoying but it really does make life so much easier for the rest of the week. Especially when I go back to work.

Which brings me to one of my favorite healthy lunch ideas... QUINOA SALAD BOWLS

TIP- I just learned the best trick to cook quinoa. You can cook it in the rice cooker! When I cook quinoa on the stove I am never really sure whether it is cooked enough. So using a rice cooker makes it quick and easy!


-Add one cup of quinoa and two cups of water to cook in the rice maker. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. ( If you don't have one, you can cook on the stove top.)
- After the quinoa is cooked, it should be enough to portion out for at least 3 lunches.
- Add craisins and walnuts
- Enjoy :)

**If desired to have dressing, add a touch of olive oil and balsamic vinegar depending on how you like it. Because quinoa is very plain, it is easy to kill it by adding just a little too much dressing.**

Okay back to football :)


  1. I've never tried quinoa and I'm saving your recipe. Thanks for joining us this week at Celebrate Your Story and sharing your link.

  2. So easy! Thanks for sharing at our Tips & Tricks Link Party!

    My Life by Jess

  3. That's a great tip to cook it in the rice cooker. I'll have to give that a try. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

    1. Yes it makes life so much easier! Thanks for having me :)