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3 Turmeric Quinoa Bowls You’ve Gotta Try

By July 21, 2016Eat, Recipes

Eating meals off plates is overrated. Throw some protein, carbs, and fats in a big bowl and you’re set.

Turmeric has great anti-inflammatory benefits, so as an athlete I’m all for anything which can help aid in my muscle recovery efforts between training sessions.

So here’s the deal: you make this quinoa as a great earthy base, and build on it with endless combinations of carbs, fats, and protein-rich foods! But first, make the quinoa:

Time: 15 minutes

When to eat it: Lunch, dinner

Perks: Easy to adjust to your own preferences, dietary needs, or macros; can make-ahead for meal prep; keeps well in the fridge

Sh*t You Need:

1 cup of quinoa
1 cup water
1-2 tsp of turmeric (depending on how much you <3 the spice)
1 garlic glove, minced

Stove
Medium pot

The Recipe:

1. Combine all above ingredients in a medium pot and bring to a boil.

2. Then cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until all remaining liquid is gone. 

3. Serve!

Once you have your quinoa all prepped and ready, assemble your bowl! You can pretty much use anything, but here are some of my favorite combos: 

Plant based bowl: 

quinoa

Sh*t You Need:
Bed of kale and spinach
Tempeh
Cherry tomatoes
Bell pepper
Avocado

Macros: 460 calories/55g carb/18g fat/24g protein/48g sodium/6g sugar

Chicken & avocado bowl:

quinoa

Sh*t You Need:
Grilled lean chicken burger
Sautéed kale & spinach
Grilled peppers
Brussels
Broccoli
Guac
Chopped fresh basil

Macros: 465 calories/55g carb/10g fat/44g protein/449g sodium/8g sugar

Grilled salmon and veggie bowl:

quinoa

Sh*t You Need: 
Bed of spinach & romaine
3 oz grilled salmon
Grilled peppers, carrots, broccoli, & onion
Avocado
Chopped fresh basil

Macros: 500 calories/49g carb/21g fat/35 protein/50g sodium/6g sugar

Recipe was contributed by Becca Hauser (Sacred Heart University). Check out her Instagram for more. 

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