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[Easy Lunch Prep] Five Ingredient Greek Salad Bowl

As a busy mom, it's easy to put your needs on the back burner, especially when it comes to lunchtime.


If your usual routine involves scarfing down your child's leftovers while standing over the sink (or skipping lunch altogether…), I see you and you’re not alone.


Instead of going without a healthy meal midday, try out this prepped ahead Greek Salad Bowl!


This five-ingredient wonder is a game-changer in the kitchen.


Not only is it quick to prepare, but it's also a meal-prep solution that you can enjoy throughout the week. Let's break down this delicious and satisfying recipe.


Ingredients:


Cooked Quinoa: Start by cooking a batch of quinoa. This ancient grain is a fantastic source of protein, fibre, and essential nutrients. It'll form the hearty base of your salad bowl.


Canned Chickpeas: These little powerhouses of protein and fiber are your go-to for added nutrition and texture. Just open the can and rinse them and they are ready to go.


Fresh Vegetables: Choose your favourites—cherry tomatoes, olives, cucumbers, bell peppers, red onions—whatever suits your preference! Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, these veggies will make your salad colourful and nutritious and give texture and crunch.


Feta Cheese: A sprinkle of feta adds a burst of salty flavour to your salad. It's the perfect creamy compliment to the crisp veggies and nutty quinoa.


Greek Dressing: Drizzle on a zesty Greek dressing to tie all the flavours together. You can use a store-bought option or whip up your own with olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt and a dash of garlic.



Assembly:


  1. Cook quinoa and let it cool.

  2. Combine your cooked quinoa, chickpeas, chopped veggies, and feta in a large mixing bowl. Add a generous amount of your tangy Greek dressing and toss everything together until it's well coated.

  3. Divide the mixture into individual storage containers or together in a big bowl.

  4. Enjoy your delicious and nutritious Greek Salad Bowls throughout the week.




Why It's a Game-Changer:


Cook Once, Eat Multiple Times: With just a little time in the kitchen, you've fed future you a satisfying lunch all week long.


Balanced and Nourishing: Packed with protein, healthy fats, carbs, fibre, and a range of vitamins and minerals, this salad bowl ticks all the boxes for a balanced meal.


Delicious and Customizable: Feel free to switch up the veggies or add in some extras like avocado, grilled chicken, or toasted nuts for added variety.


Remember, taking a little time for yourself at lunch can make a world of difference on your energy levels and mood for the rest of the day. You deserve to eat and be well fed!


Warmly,


Amy Your dietitian doula


P.S. - If you’re struggling with mealtime overwhelm and want to learn how to serve healthy meals with less stress - sign up for my free upcoming training on Dec 2nd at 1PM CST.


I'll be sharing more strategies to simplify your meals and reduce kitchen stress.



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