Try this healthy Veggie Quinoa Bowl
This Veggie Quinoa Bowl from Mayela Garcia will help you to fuel your own healthy lifestyle — one delicious meal at a time!
Living a healthy lifestyle is more than just diet and exercise. In many ways, it’s a process you have to build on day after day, meal after meal. It’s important to start working towards a healthier way of life by starting with a strong foundation. This foundation can be as simple as a single recipe that shows you all the ingredients, nutrients and flavors that go into a truly healthy diet — just like Mayela Garcia’s Veggie Quinoa Bowl recipe.
Most dieticians and personal trainers will tell you that living a healthier lifestyle is about the journey as much as the destination. Sure, it’s important to set end goals like weight loss, improved mental health or overall fitness, but if you don’t take the time to smell the roses along the way, your progress might lose momentum over time.
When it comes to dinner, we all find ourselves struggling to find time to put together a large family meal that will satisfy our craving for flavor and our diet goals at the same time. There is so much information on different dietary restrictions or the “right” ratio of fiber, sugar, fats, carbs, salt – the list goes on and on!
The key is balance.
A healthy meal should, quite simply, incorporate a mix of whole foods that contain the right macro nutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, potassium and zinc).
Mayela’s Veggie Quinoa Bowl has everything you need.
Juno® Bites Red Grape Tomatoes are one of the best natural sources of lycopene, which is linked to improved heart health and possible protection from certain kinds of cancers. Tomatoes are also a good source of other antioxidants like Vitamin A and C with similar health benefits.
Pure Flavor® Mini Cucumbers, meanwhile, are sodium, fat and cholesterol free, which helps to reduce heart disease. They’re also high in iron, a mineral that can prepare you for your exercise – whether you prefer to walk or run! — by promoting blood circulation.
Avocados are where you get your good fats to help lower bad cholesterol, plus 20 other vitamins and minerals. Quinoa is a unique whole grain to include in this salad because, technically, it’s not really a grain at all – it’s a seed! This can be a great way to get fiber in your diet – especially if you prefer to eat gluten-free. Finally, chicken and beans complete the balanced meal with a healthy portion of protein.
It’s amazing how one bowl can contain all the essential nutrients you need to be healthy: such a simple recipe can really show you the building blocks for leading a healthy lifestyle.
The best part of Mayela’s Veggie Quinoa Bowl recipe is that it’s so utterly delicious and so easy to switch up according to the day’s flavor cravings.
If you don’t have any avocados, you can incorporate other ingredients like olives, which are also full of essential fats. Or, if you’ve been snacking on Juno® Bites all day, you can add Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers instead – they actually contain more Vitamin C than an orange!
With this quick and easy recipe at your disposal, you can start your journey on the way to a healthier lifestyle, making interesting flavor combinations and your own veggie-packed recipes along the way!
For Mayela’s full Veggie Quinoa Bowl recipe, click here.