Tuna Quinoa Bowl for the Busy

 

Welcome to our first easy recipe blog post! If you’re wondering why I chose canned tuna – I know I know it’s not “the healthiest” choice for a recipe cause of the mercury and the simple fact that it’s canned- I wanted to provide a simple solution to those who want to stick to a healthier lifestyle but don’t have time to cook up a storm- to me, this is when a can of tuna comes in handy. When I’m not meal prepping for the week, a can of tuna is the right protein that I need to satisfy my hunger. Read along to discover the tastiest and simplest recipe, a recipe that will make you wonder: why didn’t I think of that?

The most useful tip I can give you in this recipe: pre make your quinoa! Quinoa takes around 15 minutes to make and it lasts in the fridge after being prepared, and it is SO simple it saves you so much time when you’re hungry or busy to just pop it in the microwave or eat it cold -like the recipe. Simply bring the 1 cup quinoa to 2 cups of water (or broth) to a boil – I also like to dress it with herbs, salt, pepper and whatever spices I’m in the mood for- and after it starts boiling, pop a lid on it and turn the stop top on low for about 10-12 minutes (check on quinoa to make sure it doesn’t get too dry). After the quinoa looks ready (fluffy and not crunchy) turn the heat off and let the quinoa sit for 5 minutes before serving (the steam will make sure all quinoa is ready to be consumed).

Ingredients:

1 Tuna Can

1/2 Cup cooked quinoa (recipe up top)

3-4 cherry tomatoes

1/2- 1 medium sized cucumber (depends on your preference)

1/2 Lemon for Juicing

1 tbsp Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper to taste

This recipe is so simple that all you have to do is combine the ingredients and you got yourself the perfect meal in 5 minutes! If you’re wondering why I would even post such a simple recipe, it is to show you how easy it could be to eat healthy but delicious at the same time. Feel free to share this post with others because sometimes it’s hard to think of simple recipes, and this might help!

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