(Adapted from The Real Food Dietitians)
Looking for a great meal prep idea? This black bean quinoa bake fits the bill. Packed with fiber and protein, this filling dish is full of flavor and easy to throw together. Prep ahead of time on the weekend, and then pop in the oven for a fast meal during the work week with leftovers to last. Can easily be made vegetarian/vegan by leaving the chicken and/or cheese out. Happy meal prepping!
1 lb. chicken breast, cut into small cubes
2 tsp. coconut oil
1 cup quinoa, uncooked
1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
1 4 oz. can diced green chiles , lightly drained
12 oz. salsa of choice (such as Trader Joe’s Salsa Verde)
1 tsp. Chili powder
½ tsp. Ground cumin
½ tsp. garlic powder
¼-½ tsp. Salt
⅛-¼ tsp. Chipotle chili powder or regular chili powder
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Chopped fresh cilantro, lime wedges for serving
Nutritional Information (per 6 servings): 300 calories, 7.7g fat (2.8g sat. fat), 31.4g carbohydrate, 4.3g fiber, 4.8g sugar, 27.7g protein.