How To Prepare An Easy Vegan Quinoa, Fruit and Vegetable Lunch

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Quinoa salad is one of the easiest vegan homemade lunch ideas to throw together. Quinoa salad is filling, boasts a good amount of protein and low glycemic fruit and vegetables, and can easily be prepared by the batch. This low carb diabetic-friendly vegan lunch is filling, highly nourishing and can be served in a salad or as a salad.

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Quinoa Packs Protein

Quinoa is a versatile and easily prepared low-fat food that is known for its high protein content. The seed (yes, quinoa is a not a grain) contains eight grams of protein per cup. What is more, quinoa is a complete protein that packs all nine essential amino acids your body needs.

Combine quinoa with beans, fruits such as cucumber, tomato, avocado, and vegetables such as sweet potato and red pepper, and you’ve got a delicious vegan lunch prep for the next three days.

Quinoa salad is one of the easiest vegan homemade lunch ideas to prepare. You will need:

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Ingredients:
½ cup white quinoa cooked and cooled
1 cup black beans drained rinsed
1 cup black eyed peas drained
1 red onion diced
1 cucumber diced
1 diced red pepper
4-6 cherry tomatoes diced
½ avocado sliced or diced, whichever you prefer
½ diced baked sweet potato baked or steamed, cooled.
¼ cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1-2 limes
¼ cup pure olive oil
¼ teaspoon Himalayan sea salt or to taste.

Method

Cook quinoa according to package directions, then allow to cool. Once cooled, combine quinoa with beans, peas, onion cucumber, tomato, and cranberries, cilantro and toss together.

In a separate bowl, combine lime, pure olive oil, salt and pepper. Whisk together ingredients and toss with quinoa, bean and vegetable mixture. Top with sliced avocado or toss in diced avocado. Add diced sweet potato and enjoy.

Eat solo or serve over arugula or kale. Makes enough to prepare three days of lunches. Always try to use organic ingredients if you can.

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