Meatless Monday: Quinoa BLT Bowl


This weekend, I tried smoky tempeh strips (a vegan version of bacon) for the first time. Though not quite as tasty as the real thing, I did enjoy them immensely. Definitely more so than turkey bacon, which I actually suspect is bland cardboard.

I put together today’s lunch with what I had in my fridge, including the smoky tempeh. This easy and filling lunch bowl is packed with grains, protein, and bright veggies. It’s actually a BBKLTTQ, but let’s go with BLT, for short.

quinoaBLTbowlQuinoa BLT Bowl
serves 1 

  • 1 cup baby kale
  • 3 Brussels sprouts, shredded
  • 2 strips smoky tempeh, such as Light Life Foods
  • 2/3 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 tomato, chopped
  • 1/3 cup diced raw beet
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper

Add olive oil to a warm skillet and fry the tempeh until crispy, 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Add the kale, Brussels sprouts, quinoa, and beet to a bowl. Toss with the juice of half a lemon, a splash of olive oil, and salt and pepper. Top with chopped tempeh and tomato.

What’s your favorite “use what you got” recipe?


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