I’ve been asked a few times by random people during conversations about eating heathy: “how do you eat healthy??” It’s hard to explain, because there’s not just one aspect to it. It’s not “low carb” or “low fat”, in fact, it’s neither one of those. It’s not limiting any particular macro nutrient actually. It’s more about the quality of the macro nutrient, and avoiding things like processed foods and simple sugars that makes the food I eat healthy. Now today at Sprouts, I grabbed half a scoop of their “crack gummy bears.” Yes, I call them crack gummy bears.” They’re nothing short of as addictive as crack must be, and they’re the best gummy bears on the planet! (Just to make sure this is fully understood, they really don’t contain crack. They are bulk gummy bears from Sprouts. They are amazing. They are addictive because they contain sugar, lol!) See, my trick is moderation. I have had to work very hard at attaining moderation in my life. I mean for God’s sake, I am a recovering alcoholic! There is no moderation there, but I have a tendency to go balls to the wall or nothing at all in every aspect of my life. So you guys see what I mean. When it comes to cheating on my healthy eating, I do allow it. I just make sure to do it a little bit at a time instead of going crazy and gorging myself. I allow it a little bit at a time so I DON’T do that. Keep me away from chocolate cake, cookies, and gummy bears long enough and next thing you know, I’ll have them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner three days in a row. The reason I am mentioning this is because the recipe I am sharing with you today is a *perfect* example of how I eat healthy. It contains great macro nutrients, good quality food, and tastes amazing! Not to mention it is super easy to make.
You can add any veggies or meat you want to these bowls. You can also add brown rice instead of quinoa, and choose any flavor of hummus you please.
Here is what I used:
1/2 Red Inca quinoa 1/2 white quinoa fully cooked
Organic canned black beans
Roasted cubed sweet potatoes/yams
Roasted broccoli florets
Roasted sliced portobello mushrooms
Baked seasoned chicken tenders
Extra spicy three pepper hummus
Mr. Chico’s Pico Spicy Salsa
Flat Out 90 calorie whole wheat pita flats
All you have to do is put the quinoa in the bottom of the bowl, arrange the ingredients on top of the quinoa, put a dollop on hummus on top and you’re good to go! It is such an amazingly yummy and healthy dinner! You’ll be totally full, and feel good about what you ate. I roast my sweet potatoes at 350 for about 45 minutes covered in foil, and the broccoli and mushrooms covered for about 30 minutes. The quinoa mix takes about 15 minutes to cook. All in all it took me less than an hour total, maybe an hour and fifteen if you include cutting of the veggies.
If any of you decide to make this for yourselves, please leave a comment below and let me know how it turned out! I added avocado at the very end. Perfect ending!
Have a great rest of your week, everyone!