What to Eat for Din Din?

Nov 12

Have you ever been walking through the supermarket asking yourself what you can possibly make that will be easy, quick, delicious and healthy for dinner?? I’m sure there have been times where your stumped to come up with a good meal and you either end up buying something frozen, ready made or simply ordering in from a local restaurant.

Well, I know exactly how you feel. Recently I’ve been struggling with what to have/make for dinner! I like to shop at the farmers market so I usually have some veggies lying around – but veggies are just boring if you aren’t creative in how you prepare them. When I’m not in the mood for animal protein and don’t want to load up on soy I usually find my way eating veggie protein.

Last night was one of those instances and I found myself scrounging up any and all veggies that were in the fridge. I came up with a squash bowl with quinoa and root vegetables and it was YUMMY. The point I’m making here is that even if you look in your fridge and think there isn’t anything good in there, look again and try to be creative with what you already have. I really hate wasting food and was so happy to use up my delicious organic veggies. I saved money doing it and had a delicious dinner filled with plenty of protein.

Squash Bowl Deliciousness

Squash Bowl Deliciousness

Acorn squash with quinoa and root veggies

Acorn squash with quinoa and root veggies

Here’s the simple recipe of my squash bowl with quinoa and root veggies:

½ cup quiona

2 cups water

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 acorn squash – or other squash of your choice preferably one that is round and easy to make into a bowl

1 parsnip

2 white turnips or you can use fennel

2 small yellow beets

1 lemon

Tamari soy sauce

First start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees

Cut your squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Put a cup of water in the bottom of your baking dish and then place the squash face down and roast for half hour. Test the squash by inserting a fork, it should be soft. Rinse and wash the quinoa and cook as instructed by the package you use.

Next place your pan on the stove and heat up the oil. Slice the root veggies and place them into the pan. Add a small amount of water to the pan so the veggies can cook evenly. Squeeze one whole lemon over the veggies and sprinkle with tamari soy sauce and stir. Cover the pan and cook for about 20 minutes until veggies are soft.

Mix the veggies with quinoa and fill the squash bowl with this delicious mixture and serve. Enjoy!

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