Become a meal prepping pro with this super nourishing quinoa bowl

If you plan to meal prep you don't want to overburdern yourself with too much work. Therefore you should opt for an easy but filling lunch option where the different ingredients can be prepared and cooked at the same time. This quinoa pumpkin bowl with cottage cheese and pomegranate is the perfect meal prep dish.

INGREDIENTS (for 1 Serving)

  • 80g raw quinoa
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 300g Pumpkin
  • 150g cottage cheese
  • pomegranate seeds
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tsp paprika powder
  • Salt and pepper

INSTRUCTION

  1. Pre-heat oven at 200C
  2. Cook quinoa as indicated on packaging. If you like it soft cook with ratio 3:1 Water: Quinoa. To get a crunchier texture use 2:1
  3. Wash pumpkin and cut into 2 cm cubes. Mix with olive oil, some salt and paprika powder. Feel free to add any other spices you like. Kurkuma goes well but also some curry powder or pepper
  4. Spread pumpkin on a baking sheet and bake for app. 20-30 minutes until golden brown
  5. Peel avocado and cute into cubes. To prevent browning just add some lemon juice
  6. Place cooked quinoa in a bowl and top with pumpkin, avocado, cottage cheese and pomegranate seeds.

Quinoa risotto with spinach

I once talked to a chef about risotto and he explained me that they add at least 250g butter per person!!! WOOOOW, that's a lot of saturated fat I thought to myself - so I came up with a much lighter version which is packed with proteins.

INGREDIENTS

  • 80g raw quinoa
  • 125g drained cannellini beans
  • 1/2 onion
  • 210g frozen spinach
  • 3-4dl vegetable broth
  • 10g grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil

INSTRUCTION

  1. Heat coconut oil and glaze onion
  2. Add raw quinoa and frozen spinach and deglaze with vegetable broth
  3. Let cook until all the water is absorbed
  4. Mix parmesan cheese and cannellini beans