Hiya! That was the most productive snow day in the history of snow days. It was technically a rest day for me, but I was all go, go, go!
Kitchen floor cleaned, stuff picked up, 3 loads of laundry washed and folded, downstairs vacuumed, and all before lunch! Oh, and yes, I also took care of Ethan, which is normally a chore in and of itself.
That’s great and all, but it means I forgot to snap pics of my food. Womp womp. I know, y’all are just heartbroken aren’t ya? I’m still in Jenn’s WIAW linkup though because my lunch was share-worthy… and I actually remembered to photograph it.
It’s another veggie bowl. Who doesn’t love those? I prepped it Sunday, so even you workin’ folk can brown-bag it. The only problem? I can’t think of a good name for this one. Once you’ve named one veg bowl, you’ve named ‘em all.
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1-2 TBS olive oil (or oil of choice)
- 1 red bell pepper, julienned
- 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
- ¼ to ⅙ head red cabbage, finely shredded
- handful of snap peas
- 4+ eggs (or easily sub frozen shelled edamame for a more fridge-friendly option)
- Low-sodium tamari/soy sauce (per your taste)
- Cook quinoa according to package directions.
- Once all veggies are washed and cut, heat oil in a large pot with lid. I used my non-stick chili pot.
- Add bell pepper and carrot, and cook a few minutes, stirring regularly. Add cabbage and snap peas and continue to cook until all vegetables have softened to desired doneness. I like to stir, cover, stir, cover so the veggies are partially steamed and partially stir-fried.
- I divided this among four containers with about 1 TBS of soy sauce.
- Cook an egg or two separately each day while the quinoa mixture heats in the microwave. If you're short on time, the egg can be cooked in the microwave in a mic-safe bowl, or you can add frozen shelled edamame, which will stay fresh longer if you want to mix it in the same day you cook the other ingredients.
Enjoy! I actually whipped up a little something else in the kitchen too, but I’ll be sharing that tomorrow.
- Is it snowy near you? If so, did you go to school/work?