Monday, October 11, 2021

LUNCHBOX IDEAS :: Rainbow Chard Bowl


Happy Monday!  If you are off today too, I hope you are having a restful day.  Isn't it nice to have a 3-day weekend?  No rushing on Sunday night to get everything done!
This week I'm bringing you an easy bowl with all the Fall vibes and lots of earthy flavors.  

Here are the details you need to make this lunch bowl at home!

2 bunches of rainbow chard
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 egg
1 cup of quinoa (cooked)
olive oil and salt

Boil 2 cups of water and add 1 cup of quinoa (washed).  Simmer until fluffy and set aside.  Wash the swiss chard.  Remove the central stem and roughly chop the green leaves.  Slice a couple of cloves of garlic and sautee in a pan with a little bit of olive oil until fragrant.  Add the rainbow chard leaves and saute for about 5 minutes.  You will notice it will turn a deeper shade of green.  Add about 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa to the bottom of your bowl.  Top with the cooked chard and add about 1/4 cup of pine nuts.  Last but not least, add a fried egg for extra protein and you're done!  

This bowl is so easy to make and just absolutely delicious.  I love the earthy flavor of the rainbow chard.  Did you know that dark, leafy green vegetables are amongst the most nutrient-dense foods?

I love the convenience of lunch bowls too.  Not only do they come together quickly, but you can also enjoy the same bowl two (or more) days in a row if you prepare extra for each ingredient. If you do so for this bowl, you would only need to prepare the fried egg.  
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