Trying to make a healthy dinner with some degree of variety can be challenging. I whipped up this recipe for a bowl the other night; it was quick, easy and nutritious. Bowls are super easy to pull off because you can easily vary the ingredients and come up with something new. For this one, I used three primary ingredients:
- Protein: Chicken – one breast per person cubed and sautéed in Mongolian barbecue sauce
- Carbohydrate: Quinoa
- Vegetable: Sweet potatoes – cubed and lightly pan fried in olive oil
After I cooked the three ingredients, I layered the quinoa, sweet potatoes, and chicken in a bowl and topped it with some of the sauce from the chicken to moisten the quinoa. These three items are easily interchangeable for an infinite amount of variations. Next time I make a healthy bowl, I am going to do shrimp, rice, snap peas and a little gluten-free soy sauce.
As a bonus play for this dinner, I whipped up Trader Joe’s gluten-free brownie mix I and got it into the oven before I started on anything else so it would have time to cook and cool for dessert. When Elizabeth got home from work, dinner and dessert were ready!