Tuesday night's dinner is the result of Wednesday morning's post. Quinoa, kale, avocado, red onion, grilled chicken and figs make up this little power bowl. It might look like hippie food, but it is mighty tasty.
Not to brag, but this was also whipped up in the dorm kitchen! *pat on the back*
1/4 cup cooked quinoa
2 cups of kale
1 small grilled chicken breast, sliced
1/4 small red onion, sliced
2 figs, quartered
dressing (any kind of balsamic or mustard vinaigrette)*
salt and pepper to taste
Cook your quinoa according to your package's directions. While it's cooking slice your chicken, figs, onions and avocado. As the quinoa is finishing cooking, throw your kale and vinaigrette in at the last minute to warm it up and combine it with the quinoa. Decorate with the sliced chicken, veggies and figs. Sprinkle with salt and pepper if you choose!
*I stumbled into this little olive oil shop in Capitol Hill last Sunday. I'm a huge fan of free samples, so I walked around the whole store for about 10 minutes sampling all the different olive oils and balsamic vinegars with little cubes of bread and popcorn. I then sampled this amazing mustard sauce. It was a tarragon dijon mustard and actually one of the better things I've ever tasted. I made and impulse purchase and walked out happy.
I've been dipping all kinds of things in it and mixing it with a little oil to make a vinaigrette for my salads. I think this made my nutri bowl extra delish but I promise it will still be good with any kind of dressing you use.