Sunday, January 10, 2016

Meal Prep: Veggie/ Bean/ Chicken Quinoa Bowl

My legs are achin' guys. A-chin'. Because in the spirit of January, we spent all last week doing squats, mountain-climbers, sprints and hill walks. Tis the season to get the booty back ... which also means it's time to up that veggie intake. Which is precisely what I had in mind when I did our meal prep for this week:




  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 TBSP soy sauce
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Salt & Black Pepper


  • Quinoa: Cook quinoa according to package. 
  • To toast almonds: Put on lightly-lightly greased pan, add some salt and heat, moving constantly. They will burn fast so stay present and keep moving until they're a nice brown
  • Vegetables: Boil broccoli, carrots and brussels sprouts
  • MIX: Add all ingredients together (besides avocado and chia seeds) in large bowl and mix, drizzling with sesame dressing as your stir. Top with avocados & chia seeds.
  • Hint: If you are packing these for work lunches (like me!), pack the kale separate from the rest of the quinoa mix and pack vinaigrette in separate container. Blend altogether when ready to eat.
^Yummy! Look at all that goodness.
^For breakfast I packed hard-boiled eggs, greek yogurt + pomegranate seeds
Happy Eating!
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Jax said...

You say you aren't a good and then you make these dishes that make me want some!!! Hahaha That looks amazing and diet friendly. I'll have to try and make it. :)

Pat Hatt said...

That one is sure as healthy as can be for thee.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

That is some good looking lunch! MFD won't eat quinoa or I'd have it a lot for dinner too. I keep mine for lunch and am always looking for different stuff to put in it. Great ideas here!

Ashley Lillis said...

Oh my goodness, that looks like quite a feast, and I love the fact that it's packed with tons of veggies to make it healthy! We're trying to do a much better job of meal prepping this year too, and we're even trying out zoodles for the first time to sub out a veggie instead of carbs. Here's to a much more fit and healthy year!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

This looks/sounds SO good and the pictures are AMAZING! We love quinoa over here... make it at least a couple times a week usually. I'll have to add this to our "to try" list!

The Siberian American said...

I am amazed by your food photography, lady! This looks so so good!

Unknown said...

Hi Caitlin.. I haven't been here in so long! I didn't realize you were still blogging. Like you I took somewhat of a hiatus and started to blog again all because I miss it. I took to instagram and it became a much easier outlet for me. I am now blogging again and slowly taking my time with it since it's been a while. I love this recipe! I just started meal prepping every weekend for the week and so far I'm loving it. I'm always trying to find new recipes so that I do not get bored with the ones that I already know how to make!

julie @ said...

That looks so yummy. Will have to give it a go, gotta get back to clean eating..!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

those pomegranate seeds are so pretty haha. the quinoa chicken veggie bowl looks so good and healthy, and hey! i already have all the ingredients. yum.