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Meal-Prep Vegetarian Quinoa Burrito Bowls

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

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!

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 time is crunched and I'm feeling stressed, I don't end up making a very well balanced meal.

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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 really be worth it?

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

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

I decided to start simple and go with an easy 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 full and saved really well in the fridge.

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

The base is a super simple quinoa salad that I've made hundreds of times but never actually shared on the blog before.

We start with cooked quinoa, add in some black beans that have been drained and rinsed, some corn (fresh or frozen), chopped cilantro and spices. And lime juice. Lime juice is key.

And you basically just stir that all together and serve it up.

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

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

You can serve it warm or cold, but since we're making it as a meal prep recipe, I'd recommend just serving cold, kind of like a salad.

The additions to my bowl? 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!

What I really enjoyed about these burrito bowls is that they were filling, but still light.

I'm not a huge fan of having a big lunch in the middle of the day, especially when I have a day that's mostly spent at the computer. Of course, I need something that will fuel me through the afternoon, but since I'm not moving around a ton, it also needs to be fairly easy on my digestion.

And this bowl was just that!

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

Your turn…

Do you currently meal prep? If so, what are some of your favorite recipes? If you're looking for a little more meal prep inspiration, check out my 7-Day Vegan Meal Plan or watch the video of my Slow Cooker Coconut Quinoa Curry and see how to meal prep that recipe as well!

xo Alyssa

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

quinoa burrito bowls with black beans and avocado - a perfect vegan meal prep recipe
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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!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword avocado, burrito, burrito bowl
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 Servings
Calories 445 kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 cup corn fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 heads of romaine chopped
  • 1/2 cup salsa divided
  • 3 avocados halved (need 5 halves)
  • Lime slivers optional

Instructions

  1. Prepare the quinoa salad by combining the quinoa, beans, corn, cilantro, spices and lime juice in a large bowl. Stir together until combined.
  2. 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.*
  3. Garnish with lime wedges and a sprinkle more cilantro if desired. Seal containers and place in fridge for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

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

Nutrition Facts
Meal-Prep Vegetarian Quinoa Burrito Bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 445 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 761mg 32%
Potassium 1222mg 35%
Total Carbohydrates 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 18g 72%
Sugars 4g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 29.3%
Vitamin C 23.3%
Calcium 7.8%
Iron 25.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


 

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  1. This sounds great! I’m vegetarian and trying to watch my carbs (it’s sooo easy when you don’t eat meat to replace it with bread and grains!). Do you think it would work to maybe sub half the quinoa for scrambled tofu or something similar?

  2. This is the least time consuming meal prep! I still have my whole day ahead of me, which us fabulous. I love that it doesn’t have to be heated either. I am Lecturer and my husband is a polive officer and it is perfect for both of us. We feel light but full. Perfecto!

  3. Where did you get your meal prep containers? I’m looking forward to trying this recipe. I find I get so tired of cooking by Friday that I often just skip lunch (so not good!) and I’m thinking Meal Prep is the answer.

  4. Alyssa, you are my new best friend!!! I tried the quinoa burrito bowl, which was a leap of faith for me. (I’d never had black beans before, and I’d never tried salsa as a replacement for salad dressing.)

    The taste was amazing!!! So good! So, so,so, so very, very, very, very good!

    Thank you for all your recipes and the wealth of information you share.

  5. Do you find that the avocado is completely brown by the end of the week? I find mine get brown even with lime juice. Love everything you do! Please keep it up!!

  6. I enjoyed watching your little video and the ease with which you prepare the separate portions, however, my appetite is strange. Whether it’s MS that I live with or the only two meds I take which if I learned affect my appetite, so preparing meals ahead of time isn’t always so great. I do make soups and sometimes if I have a soup already in leftover stage and have also prepared a casserole which is also leftover then I have two choices to choose from. I’ll see maybe will try this with leftovers of some sort sometime? Right now, did change one part of how I eat and that is chopped two small heads of cabbage red and green and several carrots putting some in veg drawer and the rest in freezer to use for soup. I can add some romaine to that and make a nice salad to eat more than once.

    • I think soups and casseroles are a great option when you don’t have a ton of time or just don’t feel like eating much.You can freeze your leftovers into individualized portions and it works great! xo

  7. Love your meal prep video. Now to print it out…How do I print it out? I found the list at the bottom of the video, How do I print it?

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