A whole-grain protein bowl is the perfect solution for when lunch needs to be quick--as well as tasty, filling, and healthy. Cook quinoa ahead of time (or buy precooked, available in pouches near the rice). To complete the lunch, serve with 1/2 cup steamed green beans as shown. Dairy-free option: Use 2 teaspoons toasted chopped walnuts instead of feta cheese.

Carolyn Williams, RD, PhD
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Recipe Summary

active:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Yield:
Serves 1 (serving size: 1 3/4 cups)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk.

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  • Combine quinoa and remaining ingredients in a bowl. Drizzle with dressing; toss gently to coat.

Nutrition Facts

374 calories; fat 14g; saturated fat 2.9g; mono fat 7.5g; poly fat 2.1g; protein 27g; carbohydrates 35g; fiber 6g; cholesterol 38mg; iron 3mg; sodium 460mg; calcium 106mg; sugars 4g.
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