One Pot Meals

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mexican quinoa with black beans, corn, tomatoes

One pot meals typically save you time in the kitchen. That’s why we love them! This week, we're sharing five one-pot meals that are nutritious and delicious so you can free up time for other activities.

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One Pan Mexican Quinoa

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Enjoy your quinoa dish in any of the variations listed below.

  1. In a bowl meal (you can choose your own 25% item, such as chicken, tofu, or fish)
  2. On top of greens for a Mexican salad (you can choose your own 25% item, such as corn chips, sweet treat, or sour cream)
  3. Inside a burrito (25% food is the tortilla)
  4. As a side to a low-fiber meal to help the 75% zone

75% water-fiber foods – quinoa, garlic, jalapeño, black beans, diced tomatoes, corn, avocado, cilantro
25% foods – olive oil, 25% item of choice

Greek Brown Rice Salad

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Enjoy your salad for a refreshing lunch, and pack fresh strawberries for dessert. 

75%water-fiber foods – brown rice, chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, scallions, corn, olives, garlic, strawberries
25% foods – olive oil, feta

Fridge Clean Out Stir-fry

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your stir-fry as is or on top of barley for a fiber-rich meal.

75% water-fiber foods – veggies (carrots, peas, purple cabbage, red bell pepper, etc.), chickpeas, barley
25% foods – stir-fry sauce, oil

Kale and Quinoa Minestrone Soup

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Enjoy a generous bowl of soup with bread or crackers as the 25% option.

75% water-fiber foods – onions, carrots, celery, zucchini, pepper, garlic, parsley, quinoa, green beans, cannellini beans, crushed tomatoes, chickpeas, kale
25% foods – parmesan cheese, oil, bread/crackers

One Pot Pasta

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your one-pot pasta with a bowl of fresh berries for a lovely Italian dinner.

75% water-fiber foods –chickpea pasta, red onion, garlic, bell pepper, green beans, herbs, diced tomatoes, berries
25% foods – cashews, oil, chickpea pasta

👉 Water-fiber foods are 75% zone foods – whole, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, beans, and cooked whole grains. 

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