Piles of Quinoa

2014-08-11 12.10.23

I wan’t going to call this a recipe, but it looked so yummy I thought others might be interested.

I was trying to make balanced and filling lunches for work when I decided to pile a bunch of things together. It turned out fantastic. One batch made six different frozen lunches for work. What you will need:

3 sweet potatoes

2 bunches of kale, stems removed and torn into smaller pieces

1 cup red quinoa

1 can back beans

1 can corn

1 vegetable bouillon cube, no salt added

Cook quinoa according to package directions with the bouillon cube in the water. Steam kale to desired crispiness. Wash sweet potatoes and stab each one in multiple places with a fork. Place is a microwave safe dish with a lid and microwave for 10 minutes. Let cool and mash with a potato masher. Drain and rinse the back beans and place in a large bowl. Drain corn and add to bowl. Stir in the quinoa.

In six separate dishes, layer the kale, sweet potato, and quinoa mix. Cover a freeze each dish separately. When ready to eat, let defrost a few hours or run the bottom side of the container under water until to can easily slide out. It thawed, microwave for 2 minutes. If frozen, microwave for 5 minutes and check if ready. If needing more time, try another 2 minutes. Yummers!

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