This sponsored post for Easy Roasted Vegetable, Hummus, and Quinoa Bowls was written by me on behalf of Minute®. I was compensated monetarily and with product.
Cook once, eat twice. That’s my new motto friends. Or – how’s this one – “Cook once, for like 15ish minutes, and eat four times.” Like that one even better? I know I do!
And let me tell you why. Here’s a typical day in the life of Danielle, dietitian and food blogger, food service manager and socialite, marathon trainee and sailor-in-training.
…I take it back. There is no typical day. However, there certainly is a typical rhythm. And my rhythm is the pace of a cheetah. Some mornings, I leave the house at 5 a.m., dressed in work clothes and carrying a large bag – I mean, HUGE BAG –with running clothes (and shoes), sailing clothes (and shoes), my laptop (in case of down time), my phone charger (because too much social media!), and food. Do not forget the food.
I prefer meals over snacks when I can make that work and Minute® Ready to Serve White & Red Quinoa makes it easy. With just 60 seconds, I can have a hot serving of fluffy, wholesome quinoa to add to soups, meatloaf, and Easy Roasted Vegetable, Hummus, and Quinoa Bowls. I should also mention though, that you can eat Minute Ready to Serve cold, right out of the cup! This is perfect for on-the-go snacking and also for adding to salads, baked goods, and cold Easy Roasted Vegetable, Hummus, and Quinoa Bowls.
So let’s talk about these Easy Roasted Vegetable, Hummus, and Quinoa Bowls. How easy are they? Easy, easy. But you must follow the rules:
- Don’t spend a lot of time chopping your veggies. Make wide cuts and thicker slices.
- Don’t spend a lot of time seasoning your veggies. This is why we buy seasonal ingredients – the flavors don’t need much enhancement.
- Use Minute Ready to Serve Quinoa. You can heat four portion-controlled cups in just two minutes.
- Do dollop hummus. Proteins from grains and legumes complement each other. Quinoa, meet hummus… and feel free to fall in love.
Follow these rules and you’re done prepping in 15 minutes. Pop the veggies in your oven and fill your 20 minutes with cheetah-speed productivity. And that’s all it takes to make a balanced meal that will carry you through almost a week’s worth of lunches.
And now I’ll get up on my dietitian high horse, as I like to do every so often. America’s leading rice company is answering our demands for better-for-you pantry staples. Minute Ready to Serve Quinoa is not only tasty, but it’s 100 percent whole grain, sugar free, gluten free, and an excellent source of fiber (7 grams per cup). It’s also low in calories and fat and high in protein. Minute Ready to Serve also has several other varieties worth checking out, like the Multi-Grain Medley and the Organics line.
If you really want to break out of the box, swap in any other Minute Ready to Serve variety in place of the quinoa in Easy Roasted Vegetable, Hummus, and Quinoa Bowls.
Easy Roasted Vegetable, Hummus, and Quinoa Bowls
Easy Roasted Vegetable, Hummus, and Quinoa Bowls are prepped in just 15 minutes. Fresh seasonal flavors alongside nutty quinoa and creamy hummus make a quick vegetarian, sugar free, and gluten free meal prep meal. Use Minute® Ready to Serve White & Red Quinoa for your fastest prep ever!
- 1 red bell pepper cut into wide strips
- 1 yellow bell pepper cut into wide strips
- 1 orange bell pepper cut into wide strips
- 1 zucchini sliced
- 1 yellow squash sliced
- 1 red onion sliced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
- 4 1-cup servings Minute® Ready to Serve White & Red Quinoa
- 1 10-ounce container prepared hummus
- Lemon wedges for serving
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, toss bell peppers, squash, and onion with olive oil, mustard, and lemon pepper. Transfer vegetables to a baking sheet and arrange in a single layer. Roast 15 minutes, toss, and roast 5-10 more minutes until soft.
When vegetables are done cooking, prepare Minute Ready to Serve Quinoa according to package directions and place one portion of quinoa on each bowl. Divide vegetables among bowls and top each serving with a large spoonful of hummus. Serve with a lemon wedge.
This is a sponsored post for Easy Roasted Vegetable, Hummus, and Quinoa Bowls was written by me on behalf of Minute®. I was compensated monetarily and with product.