Meatless Monday: Quinoa Fiesta Bowl!


Quinoa Fiesta BowlThe last few week I have been so busy that if my post title wasn’t “Meatless Monday” I am not sure I would even know what day it is.  That being said, I refuse to sacrifice nutrition even if I am too busy to remember to brush my teeth- don’t judge, it happens!   

Anyway, I made this delicious Mexican inspired quinoa dish for lunch last week but it would be perfect for dinner as well.  I love subbing in quinoa any where I can for extra protein and nutrition plus this festive bowl is topped with avocado so that makes it automatically amazing, duh. I left out any cheese in order to keep it vegan friendly but if you are a dairy lover, then cheese be with you.

Here are a few pictures so you can feast your eyes on this gorgeously green avocado.Quinoa Fiesta BowlQuinoa Fiesta BowlIsn’t it pretty? It is especially tasty when paired with the spicy chili seasoning and citrus lime flavors of the rest of the dish.  Some serious yum in a bowl, my friends :) 

Quinoa Fiesta Bowl
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  2. 1/2 avocado
  3. 1 can yellow corn, drained
  4. 1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
  5. 1 can mild green chilies
  6. lime juice
  7. chili powder
  8. sea salt
  9. pepper
  10. cilantro to garnish
  11. dollop of salsa
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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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10 Comments

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply October 6, 2014

You can never go wrong with a classic Mexican dish including quinoa!
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Sharon
Reply October 6, 2014

Looks good! That avocado on top looks so yummy! Love avocado!
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 6, 2014

    Me too and I was in love when I cut this one open and saw how green it was! :)

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply October 6, 2014

Sounds delicious!!
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becky
Reply October 6, 2014

Mmm, this looks awesome! I will give it a try.
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Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply October 7, 2014

I am totally obsessed with avocado and eat it on everything. yum!
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 7, 2014

    Me too!!! It definitely made the dish that much more tasty :)

Shaun Hoobler
Reply October 11, 2014

Mmmm. That is so good. I hope it tastes just as good.
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