Protein Grain Bowl

Salads and grain bowls have been my go-to for lunches lately. I am stretching myself with vegetables and flavors I didn’t think I’d like them and yet I am pleasantly surprised by their rich deep flavor and filling results.

This week it is a Protein Grain bowl is beyond surprisingly delicious:

Ingredients for one serving:

  • 1/2 c Quinoa
  • 1 Small cucumber
  • 1 tbsp Red onion
  • 2-3 tbsp Feta cheese
  • 2-4 Cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 c Cottage cheese
  • 1/4 c Chickpeas
  • 1/4 Avocado

Dressing (make ahead for the week – 5-8 servings)

  • 3 tbsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 5 tbsp tahini
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Put it Together

I make a cup of quinoa and store it for easy use daily. Each day I assemble the bowl so that the vegetables stay fresh.

Put all ingredients except for cottage cheese in a bowl.

add 1-2 tbsp dressing and mix together.

Slid salad off to the side and add cottage cheese to the bowl – mix in or eat separate

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