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January 31, 2017

by Alyssa

Meal-Prep Vegetarian Quinoa Burrito Bowls

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These easy vegetarian quinoa burrito bowls are the perfect recipe for meal prepping a healthy lunch or dinner. Make five days' worth of nutritious and delicious food in less than 20 minutes!

Vegetarian Quinoa Burrito Bowls -- perfect for meal prep and ready in under 20 minutes!

I've honestly never really been a meal prep person. I tend to go with the flow and rustle something up for lunch or dinner based on what's in my fridge, but what I've noticed is that when I am crunched for time and feeling stressed, I don't end up making a very well balanced meal.

So when I started seeing all these meal prep recipes pop on Pinterest and videos on my Facebook feed, I got intrigued.

Would meal prep help ensure I'm eating healthy, balanced meals? Or is it going to take a ton of time and not be worth it?

The only way to answer that question was to give it a try!

I decided to start simple and go with a simple lunch option. I whipped up these vegetarian quinoa burrito bowls (based kind of off my 5-ingredient Mexican Quinoa), which ended up taking me less than 20 minutes!

And it resulted in 5 days worth of healthy, protein-rich meals that tasted great, kept me satisfied, and saved well in the fridge.

Vegetarian Quinoa Burrito Bowls -- perfect for meal prep and ready in under 20 minutes!

What I Love About These Quinoa Burrito Bowls

  • They are filling but still light.
  • It only takes 20 minutes to make five days worth of lunches or dinner
  • You can customize your toppings each day
  • They have 14 grams of plant-based protein!

This Vegetarian Quinoa Burrito Bowl is PERFECT for meal prep and ready in under 20 minutes!

How to Make This Vegan Meal Prep Lunch

The base is a super simple quinoa salad that I've made hundreds of times; we start with cooked quinoa, add black beans, corn (fresh or frozen), chopped cilantro, spices, and lime juice. Lime juice is essential.

Then you stir that all together and serve it up! You can serve it warm or cold, but since we're making it as a meal prep recipe, I'd recommend doing this as a cold salad. If you'd like to eat your burrito bowl warmed-up, store your quinoa mixture separately from the greens and combine them after you have warmed the bowl.

The additions to my bowl are chopped romaine lettuce, a dollop of salsa, some sliced avocado, and a sprinkle more of cilantro.

Meal Prep with these simple vegetarian quinoa burrito bowls -- recipe makes 5 FULL MEALS!

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These HEALTHY vegetarian Quinoa Burrito Bowls are perfect for meal prep! Full recipe makes 5 DAYS worth of healthy lunches/dinners!

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Meal-Prep Vegetarian Quinoa Burrito Bowls

These easy vegetarian quinoa burrito bowls are the perfect recipe to meal prep for a healthy lunch or dinner. It makes 5 days worth of food in less than 20 minutes, is packed with nutrients and tastes delicious!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 Servings
Calories 445kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer
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quinoa burrito bowls with black beans and avocado - a perfect vegan meal prep recipe
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Prepare the quinoa salad by combining the quinoa, beans, corn, cilantro, spices and lime juice in a large bowl. Stir together until combined.
  • Using 5 glass containers, add two cups of romaine, 1 1/2 cups of quinoa mixture, 1 - 2 tablespoons of salsa and 1/2 an avocado.*
  • Garnish with lime wedges and a sprinkle more cilantro if desired. Seal containers and place in fridge for up to 5 days.

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Notes

* recipe will leave you with 1/2 of an extra avocado. save in fridge or freeze and add to smoothies!

Nutrition

Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 761mg | Potassium: 1222mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1465IU | Vitamin C: 19.2mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 4.6mg
Vegetarian Quinoa Burrito Bowls -- perfect for meal prep and ready in under 20 minutes!
Vegetarian Quinoa Burrito Bowls

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About Alyssa

Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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  11. Made these bowls. Really good. I added more lime juice and some chipotle chili pepper. Quite yummy!

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