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Mexican Quinoa (Vegan)

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FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 157
Protein 6.5g
Fat 4.25g
Carbs 24g
Total Time

People often share with me that quinoa is bland and often uninspiring. I used to think the same thing until I started to prepare it differently.  Here is an easy delicious, savory quinoa dish that has moisture because of the way it is prepared in a savory broth.  Guarantee this recipe will inspire you to jazz it up and make it your own!

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Mexican Quinoa (Vegan)

Ingredients

Ingredients for 8 servings:

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups veggie stock (unsalted)
  • 1 can (15oz) black beans, no salt added
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 2/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Seasonings:
    • 1 tablespoon cumin
    • sea salt & pepper to taste
Steps
  1. Add some olive oil to a pot, set it on medium heat, then add garlic and red onion. Sauté for about 2 minutes (careful not to let the garlic burn), then add uncooked quinoa.  Sear the quinoa for about a minute, then add veggie stock and cumin.  Cover and cook for about 20 minutes or until the quinoa is fluffy.
  2. Then, add black beans, bell pepper, cilantro and sea salt & pepper. Stir it up then cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes covered.
  3. Portion it out for your meal prep and enjoy!

Approximate macros for 1 of 8 servings:

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Calories
157
Protein
6.5g
Fat
4.25g
Carbs
24g
Sodium
-
Fiber
5g
Sugar
2g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.