Recipe: Spicy Mexi-Bowl (Gluten-Free!)

This spicy Mexican-inspired quinoa and beans bowl is a quick to prepare, heart-healthy, and nutrition-rich meal that can be made ahead for take-to-work lunches or mix up a big batch for a family dinner.  You could even top it with an over-easy egg and make it a breakfast.

HelloFresh Meal Review: Sweet and Savory Plum Flatbreads with Ricotta, Charred Onion, and Arugula

HelloFresh categorizes this meal as a breakfast according to the recipe card. I think this would make a divine breakfast but it is just a little too much work for me to do while on my first cup of coffee. Don’t get me wrong, I love a hot breakfast. In fact, I have a hot breakfast pretty much every day! I can cook a veggie omelet with one eye closed and one hand on that coffee mug; but this recipe was just a bit too involved for that level of attention (or rather that lack of attention…).
Read on to see what I would change and what I loved about this recipe!

Serve in a small bowl surrounded by lettuce leaves

Quinoa Lettuce Wraps

I love quinoa. It is so versatile, it cooks quickly, and it’s a grain that is a complete protein as well! A complete protein has all of the essential amino acids that our bodies need, which is important for those who do not eat meat or other animal products (which are naturally complete proteins). So,…

healthy bread on table

Macronutrients – Those Confusing Carbs!

Carbohydrates Sources: Carbohydrates come from plant and animal sources. The food groups that contain carbohydrates include grains, fruits, dairy, and vegetables. There are two main types of carbohydrates: simple carbohydrates (sugar) and complex carbohydrates (starch and fiber). Sugar: There are two types of sugars that people typically think of when talking about sugar in the…