Happy New Year, Friends! This month we’re focusing on delicious, healthy, EASY meals here at Crowded Earth Kitchen! A hearty serving of today’s Healthy Cherry Quinoa Bowl weighs in at only 225 calories yet offers up 26 grams of protein and a big punch of Vitamins A, B-complex, and K. Let’s get started!
Ingredients (Serves 4)
1/2 cup red quinoa (dry, uncooked)
1 cup water
1/2 cup frozen pitted cherries, cut into quarters
1 cup thin sliced celery
2 cups thin sliced kale
1 pound of sliced rotisserie chicken
Salt and pepper to taste
Step 1) Combine quinoa and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.
Step 2) After 10 minutes, add the frozen cherries. Simmer, covered, for an additional 5 minutes.
Step 3) After the additional 5 minutes, add celery and kale to the saucepan. Cook on low heat, stirring frequently, until all water is absorbed or evaporated.
Step 4) Divide cherry quinoa mixture between 4 bowls or freezer containers, and season as desired with salt (not too much!) and pepper. (Optional: For interesting variety, try using garam masala spice blend instead of salt and pepper.) Top each bowl with 1/4 of the rotisserie chicken and serve (or freeze) immediately.