Rainbow Quinoa Bowl


So I realize that I haven’t told you what August’s 30 Days project is, but for good reason:  it’s not very exciting.  I know, I’m Jenni, the girl with all of the best ideas.  Your icon.  Your role model.  The world’s next Kevin Spacey…. no.  I will never age that gracefully.

Anyway, I had a really good project lined up for this month, but I decided to hold it until November/December, because I wanted it to be around the holidays.  Also, I didn’t start right away, and already felt that I was behind.  I promise to try to stay alive until late fall so that you’re not kept in too much suspense.

Back to me.  My half-lame 30 Days Project for August is to keep a very accurate and consistent food diary.  The idea itself isn’t lame; in fact, I think it’s a great thing to do for those who are watching their intake.  I’ve just been doing it off and on all year using the MyFitnessPal app on my phone, so I don’t think I am stretching myself all that much.  The only difference here is that I am holding myself accountable to track everything, and track consistently.  I pretty much always take the “weekends off” in every way… work, exercise, diet, feeding the cat.

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only a genius would get her head caught in a shoe.

Don’t worry, I feed the cat.  That fat thing will yell in my face if I don’t feed her every few hours when I’m home.

Anyway, it’ll be interesting to see what my eating habits look like, and if they will change at all when it’s all in front of me.  We shall see!

Anywho, here’s what I made for dinner tonight, and it was AMAZE-balls.  I mean, for a health food, this was so good!  I can’t wait until I’m hungry again so I can eat the left overs.  No wonder why I’ll never be skinny.

Anyway, quinoa is a great high-fiber superfood….combining with the ever-so-perfect, heart-healthy avocado (one of my all-time favorite foods), tomatoes, and black beans for protein, your tummy and your waist line will be happy with this one! Colorful, delicious, nutritious. Enjoy 🙂


Materials:

  • cutting board
  • knife
  • spoon
  • bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1 c cooked quinoa, according to package directions
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 1  tomato, diced
  • 1/4 c black beans, drained
  • 2 T lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional:  feta cheese

Directions:

  1. Cook quinoa (boil and drain) according to package directions.  Thoroughly drain to remove water content.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.  IMG_5463
  3. Mix well and season to taste.IMG_5469
  4. Enjoy!FullSizeRender (8)

Rainbow Quinoa Bowl

  • Servings: 2
  • Time: 5 min
  • Difficulty: easy
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Materials:

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  • cutting board
  • knife
  • spoon
  • bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1 c cooked quinoa, according to package directions
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 1  tomato, diced
  • 1/4 c black beans, drained
  • 2 T lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional:  feta cheese

Directions:

  1. Cook quinoa (boil and drain) according to package directions.  Thoroughly drain to remove water content.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Mix well and season to taste.
  4. Enjoy!

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