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$4.81 per serving
Ready in 15 minutes
Spoonacular Score: 100%
The recipe The “Zen” Quinoa Bowl (gluten free & can be made vegan!) can be made in about 15 minutes. One serving contains 423 calories, 33g of protein, and 11g of fat. This recipe serves 1. For $4.81 per serving, this recipe covers 41% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It works well as a rather expensive main course. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian diet. Head to the store and pick up avocado, onion powder, carrot, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the egg whites you could follow this main course with the Strawberry-Apple Macaroon Crumble as a dessert. 15222 people were glad they tried this recipe. Overall, this recipe earns a great spoonacular score of 100%. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Gluten-Free Vegan Walnut and Oat Brownies (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Flourless, Dairy-Free, No Refined Sugar), Crispy Quinoa Cakes (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free), and Baked Chipotle Sweet Potato and Zucchini Fritters (vegan, gluten-free) with Homemade Spicy Honey Mustard (gluten-free with vegan option).
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Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!
Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.
Avocados are one of the "clean fifteen", so you don't have to buy them organic if you don't want to spend the extra dough.
You might have heard that you should never wash mushrooms. Before you spend your precious time wiping down mushroom after mushroom with a towel, you should probably know that this is mostly a myth. While mushrooms can absorb a little water if you soak them long enough, the amount absorbed from a quick wash is not going to have much of an impact on your dish.
If you've never made quinoa before, be sure to rinse it well before you prepare it. The easiest way is to put it in a fine-mesh strainer and run water over it from the sink. Skipping this step could result in bitter, even soapy tasting quinoa because quinoa's natural coating tastes pretty bad. Quinoa sold in supermarkets is often pre-rinsed, but its better to be safe than sorry, right?
The average fresh lime contains 2 tablespoons of lime juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lime juice).
Carrots can be stored in the fridge for 2 to 3 weeks. The starch in the carrots will turn to sugar over time, but this is not a problem, they'll just taste sweeter. The academy lesson about carrots contains more useful information.
Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.
Good news for mushroom lovers: according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), mushrooms are pretty "clean" when it comes to pesticide residue, so you do not have to splurge on extra-expensive organic mushrooms (unless you want to!)