5 Fiber-Rich Quinoa Bowls You Need to Try

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Red Beans and Rice with Quinoa

Bring a little Cajun inspiration to your mid-day meal with this inspired dish. Thick slices of Andouille chicken sausage mixed into quinoa, brown rice and red beans provides 10 grams of protein and four of fiber; pepper and onions add delicious flavor; and a tangy sauce brings it all together for one very satisfying—and a little spicy—180-calorie lunch.

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Harvest Grain Bowl

On a scale of one to five stars, one Nutrisystem reviewer said: “Six stars please!” The base of the bowl is lentils, brown and wild rice, chickpeas and quinoa. Mixed in are farm-picked carrots and celery, plus onions for flavor. And it all sits in a light vegetable broth for one deliciously fresh and simple meal. It weighs in at 10 grams each of fiber and protein for just 240 calories.

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Harvest Grain Bowl

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Sweet Ginger Veggie and Grain Blend

This quinoa and lentil bowl gets an Asian-flavored twist that starts with a lot of edamame and a little bok choy, along with crisp broccoli, julienned carrots and red peppers. The blend is tossed in a soy and ginger glaze, made sweet with agave syrup and mixed with sesame oil. Two minutes in the microwave and lunch is served, complete with 12 whopping grams of protein and eight grams of fiber for just 190 calories.

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Sweet Ginger Veggie and Grain Blend

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Mango Verde Veggie and Grain Blend

It’s got corn, tomatillos and peppers—both red and green. It’s got black beans, brown lentils and of course, quinoa. And then there’s the mango-verde salsa and melted cheddar cheese that creates a Mexican-style bowl that’s loaded with six grams of fiber, nine grams of protein and lots and lots of sweet and tangy flavor—all for 190 calories.

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Mango Verde Veggie and Grain Blend

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Black Bean Quinoa Bowl

The starring ingredients pack in the six grams of fiber and 10 of protein. The farm-grown tomatoes, mushrooms, red bell peppers and onions add in vitamins and color. Garlic and cilantro pump up the flavor. And the finishing touch: a squeeze of lime for a burst of citrusy freshness. Your taste buds will appreciate the combination and your stomach will be left fully satisfied.

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Combine high-fiber quinoa with high-protein beans for a filling meal

Keen-wah is how you say it, and here’s why you want to eat it: this whole grain seed is low in calories and higher in fiber than most grains. One cup contains five grams of belly-filling fiber, plus eight grams of protein—and not just any protein. Quinoa is one of the few plant foods that’s a complete protein, meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids your body needs but can’t make on its own.1

With a lightly nutty taste and chewy texture, quinoa provides the perfect base to a variety of ingredients. Check out these five tasty quinoa bowl ideas for a flavorful meal that’s ready in minutes.

Keen-wah is how you say it, and here’s why you want to eat it: this whole grain seed is low in calories and higher in fiber than most grains. One cup contains five grams of belly-filling fiber, plus eight grams of protein—and not just any protein. Quinoa is one of the few plant foods that’s a complete protein, meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids your body needs but can’t make on its own.1

With a lightly nutty taste and chewy texture, quinoa provides the perfect base to a variety of ingredients. And with these Nutrisystem meals, you can enjoy a flavorful quinoa bowl that’s ready in minutes.

1. Red Beans and Rice with Quinoa >

Red Beans and Rice with Quinoa

Bring a little Cajun inspiration to your mid-day meal with this inspired dish. Thick slices of Andouille chicken sausage mixed into quinoa, brown rice and red beans provides 10 grams of protein and four of fiber; pepper and onions add delicious flavor; and a tangy sauce brings it all together for one very satisfying—and a little spicy—180-calorie lunch. Click here to make it yours! >

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2. Harvest Grain Bowl >

Harvest Grain Bowl

On a scale of one to five stars, one Nutrisystem reviewer said: “Six stars please!” The base of the bowl is lentils, brown and wild rice, chickpeas and quinoa. Mixed in are farm-picked carrots and celery, plus onions for flavor. And it all sits in a light vegetable broth for one deliciously fresh and simple meal. It weighs in at 10 grams each of fiber and protein for just 240 calories. Click here to make it yours! >

3. Sweet Ginger Veggie and Grain Blend >

Sweet Ginger Veggie and Grain Blend

This quinoa and lentil bowl gets an Asian-flavored twist that starts with a lot of edamame and a little bok choy included in the medley of veggies, along with crisp broccoli, julienned carrots and red peppers. The healthy blend is tossed in a soy and ginger glaze, made sweet with agave syrup and mixed with sesame oil. Two minutes in the microwave (or 30 minutes in the oven) and lunch is served, complete with 12 whopping grams of protein and eight grams of fiber for just 190 calories. Click here to make it yours! >

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4. Mango Verde Veggie and Grain Blend >

Mango Verde Veggie and Grain Blend

It’s got corn, tomatillos and peppers—both red and green. It’s got black beans, brown lentils and of course, quinoa. And then there’s the mango-verde salsa and melted cheddar cheese that creates a Mexican-style bowl that’s loaded with six grams of fiber, nine grams of protein and lots and lots of sweet and tangy flavor—all for 190 calories. Click here to make it yours! >

5. Black Bean Quinoa Bowl >

Black Bean Quinoa Bowl

The starring ingredients pack in the six grams of fiber and 10 of protein. The farm-grown tomatoes, mushrooms, red bell peppers and onions add in vitamins and color. Garlic and cilantro pump up the flavor. And the finishing touch: a squeeze of lime for a burst of citrusy freshness. Your taste buds will appreciate the combination and your stomach will be left fully satisfied. Click here to make it yours! >

Craving more quinoa creations?

Be sure to try our Roasted Red Pepper Pesto and Chicken Flatbread, which features a hearty quinoa crust, seasoned grilled chicken and a sweet red pepper pesto. Then finish the day off with our multigrain Smoky BBQ Crisps that provide the goodness of quinoa, chia seeds and flax seeds in a perfectly portable snack.

If you want to incorporate more quinoa into your healthy Flex meal prep, check out the link below! We’ve rounded 24 easy quinoa recipes that are nutritious and delicious! From one-pan dinners to crunchy snack bars, you’re sure to find a few healthy quinoa recipes you love.

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Sources:

  1. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/food-features/quinoa/