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Lunch got so much better with the help of this chipotle veggie bowl. Cilantro lime quinoa, roasted veggies, and cilantro lime black beans come together in a healthy, and flavorful bowl topped with a creamy chipotle sauce.
I should probably begin by stating that this recipe has nothing to do with the restaurant, but I will say it is a much better replacement in my opinion. It has tons of veggies and is super filling. I don’t do a lot of meal prepping, but I do like to meal prep this chipotle veggie bowl for me to eat during the week since it makes enough for about four bowls.
For the base of my chipotle veggie bowl, I switch between different grains, but I tend to reach for Vigo Quinoa the most. I love it because it is a good source of protein on its own and has a ton of essential amino acids. The Vigo quinoa cooks up light and fluffy with a nice, delicate nutty flavor which goes well with the chipotle veggie bowl. Since it’s an organic whole grain that is also gluten and wheat-free, I don’t mind sharing my bowl with any hungry friends who stop by. You can find Vigo Quinoa and other Vigo products at your local supermarket shop Vigo’s online store.
The recipe used all roasted veggies, plus beans which are cooked separately. What I like to do is bake everything I can on one sheet. I start with the veggies that take the longest to roast, and slowly add the others according to their roasting times. This way I can get it all done at once and minimize the dishes I need to wash. To keep things simple, I use precooked black beans, but I reheat them by boiling them quickly. This also gives me more of an opportunity to flavor them more.
One of my favorite parts of this chipotle veggie bowl is the creamy chipotle sauce. I use it for everything. It makes a great salad dressing as well as a marinade for chicken. It’s only a few ingredients and will last you for longer than the bowls you make. Plus, you can adjust the spice level by how much chipotle you add in it. As it is, you get some spice, but it isn’t actually spicy. I know everyone has varying spice tolerance levels, so taste as you go. You can add more chipotle, but you cannot take away.
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For the Quinoa
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 353 Total Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 14g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 281mg Carbohydrates: 80g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 18g Sugar: 21g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 24g