I make this quinoa bowl often, it is easy, healthy, PCOS-friendly and antiinflammatoric. And of course vegan too 🙂
Quinoa is low in calories, but high in proteins. Moreover it contains all 9 essential amino acids. By eating it every day, it is said to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. As it has a low glycemic index, it is therefore very much PCOS-friendly, and of course also good for controlling the sugar level in blood. It can also help in losing weight.
This recipe makes for 2 persons 🙂
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 cup fresh spinach, rinsed
- 1 carrot, sliced or cut into thin sticks
- 1 bell pepper, sliced
- ½ leek, sliced
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 2 cm ginger, grated
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 2 tsp chili flakes
- 1 tsp garam masala (optional)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
First, rinse the quinoa. The easiest way to do this, is to pour the quinoa in a fine sieve and pour water into it.
Cook the quinoa, and keep t aside.
In a pan, add the olive oil and heat it up.
Add the onion, and cook it till the onions turn soft.
Now add salt, turmeric, chili, garam masala and granted ginger, and cook it for 3 min.
Add the vegetables and cook for 5-7 min.
Turn off the stove, and add the cooked quinoa and mix well before serving it.
You can eat it as it is, or eat with avocados, hummus, dressing or whatever you like 🙂