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"I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health."
- Voltaire

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Throw Together Lunch

For the sake of time and lack of food in the fridge, I came up with this little bowl of wonderful. This is a true vegetarian dish full of spicy flavor you won't even miss the meat.

The list of superfoods in this lunch are almost endless...

Quinoa -  protein powerhouse with as much as 9 grams per serving. Internal cleaner as a complex-carbohydrate, high in fiber, it eases the process of foods through the digestive tract. Rich in vitamin B and iron to help boost brain power and energy.

Kale - anti inflammatory, vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A, and nearly 20% of daily recommended fiber all in one serving for only 35 calories.

Edamame - isoflavones, phytochemicals, and antioxidants, all of which help strengthen the immune system. Protein packed with 11 grams per half cup serving.

And those are just a few amongst so many other health benefits associated with these superfoods.

Superfood Bowl  

- 1 serving extra firm tofu, cubed
- 1/4 c frozen edamame 
- 2 c kale
- 1 zucchini, sliced
- 1/2 c white onion, sliced
- 1 serving cooked quinoa
- 1/4 c vegetable broth
- 1 t sesame seed oil
- 1 t Sriracha 
- salt to taste

Cook quinoa according to directions on package. While quinoa cooks, heat 1/2 t sesame seed oil in pan over medium-high heat and add tofu, season with salt, and cook until golden brown on all sides. In a separate pan, heat other 1/2 t sesame seed oil over medium-high heat and add onions and zucchini and saute until onion is tender. Then add kale and vegetable broth and cover until kale is slightly wilted ~5 minutes. Once quinoa is finished cooking, add edamame to heat through. Place everything in a bowl and add Sriracha and enjoy!

calories ~425 protein ~25g

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