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Vegan Recipe: One Pot Mexican Quinoa Bowl

Vegan Recipe: One Pot Mexican Quinoa Bowl

This vegan meal has been one of the yummiest I have ever made (my boyfriend approved). And the best thing about it? It is super quick and easy because it honestly doesn’t need a lot of cooking experience. I mean, who doesn’t love these kind of meals where you can just throw everything together?

In addition to that, it has some super healthy ingredients such as quinoa (more to its health benefits by simplyquinoa) and beans (also high in protein and super nutrient dense).

Honestly, don’t miss out on this recipe! It is also great for bulk meals as it can be easily stored in the fridge for a few days.

Vegan Recipe: One Pot Mexican Quinoa Bowl

Portions:

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 cans canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 bell peppers (colours up to you)
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Can of Kidney Beans
  • 1 Can of Corn
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon Paprika Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons of Vegetable Broth
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Preparation:

  • Heat up some oil in a pot, add the red onion and let it cook for around 2-3 minutes
  • Add the garlic and bell peppers and let cook for around 3-4 minutes
  • Add all of the other ingredients, except for the lime, let it cook with the lid on for around 20-25 minutes, make sure to check regularly
  • Lastly, add the lime juice and salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish with some avocado and/or cherry tomatoes

Serve and enjoy!

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Vegan Recipe: Chickpea & Lentil Salad

Vegan Recipe: Chickpea & Lentil Salad

Are you looking for a quick, nutritious vegan meal that is high in protein? Then you are right here. I prepared this salad for a vegan dinner party and it literally look me 10 minutes to make!

And the best part of it? You are having legumes, which are one of the healthiest foods out there!

Why are legumes great?

As mentioned above, legumes are a great source of vegan protein

They are also:

  • high in fiber
  • complex carbohydrates, which means they will keep you fuller for longer, providing you with energy
  • high in B-vitamins
  • high in iron, calcium, phosphorous, zinc and magnesium
  • good source of folate
  • low in saturated fat and have no cholesterol

These are the macronutrients you will get through this meal:

  • Protein: 67.2g
  • Net Carbs: 136.2g
  • Fat: 28.5g

Total Calories: ~ 1255 kcal

If you would like to get a better into depth info about the macro- & micronutrients of this vegan chickpea & lentil salad, make sure to check out cronometer.com

Recipe: Vegan Chickpea & Lentil Salad

Portions: 2

What you will need:

  • 2 handful of parsley
  • 2 cups lentils
  • 1/3 cup cucumber
  • 2 cups chickpeas
  • 1/3 red onion
  • 2 tbsps mustard
  • 1 tbsp hummus
  • salt to taste
  • 1/3 cup tomatoes
  • 1 full red bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup green bell pepper
  • juice from 1/2 half lemon 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (optional)

Preparation:

  • cook lentils and chickpeas or rinse cooked ones with water
  • cut up vegetables and place everything in a bowl with the chickpeas and lentils
  • add hummus, mustard, olive oil, lemon and salt & pepper to taste

And lastly, serve and enjoy!

With love,

Jess x