If you need a little energy to power through Hump Day AKA Wednesday, then we have the recipe for you. Turkey quinoa power bowls are a great source of lean protein. Turkey breast is an easy everyday protein option. Enjoy Alaina Yvon-Moreau’s recipe as an option for lunch or dinner. It is perfect for after a workout too. Customize the bowls with your favourite vegetables or seeds. They will give you the energy that you need to make it to the weekend.
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 35 mins
1 pound skinless turkey breast
2 tsp olive oil
½ tsp sea salt, divided
¼ tsp black pepper
1 cup quinoa
1 ½ cup water
1 cup red cabbage, shredded fine
½ cup carrots, shredded
¾ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
½ avocado, sliced
¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds
¼ cup chopped cilantro (can substitute parsley)
1 tbsp tahini
½ tsp tamari
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp maple syrup
2 tsp olive oil
-Preheat your oven to 350F. Place the turkey breast on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil; rub the oil on both sides of the turkey and season the top with ¼ tsp sea salt and black pepper. Place in the oven to roast for 30-35 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part reads 165F.
-Use a sieve to rinse the quinoa under cold water; place into a small sauce pot and add the water and ¼ tsp sea salt. Turn the heat to high, cover the pot and bring the water to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat down to low and simmer until all of the water has been absorbed. Remove the pot from the heat and fluff the quinoa with a fork; set aside and let cool.
-Add all dressing ingredients to a small bowl and use a fork or whisk to combine until smooth; set aside.
-Once the turkey is fully cooked, remove from the oven and place onto a cutting board to cool. Once cool, use a knife to chop the turkey breast into cubes.
-Divide the quinoa into two bowls or containers, top with the shredded cabbage and carrots, halved cherry tomatoes and avocado. Add the turkey breast and pumpkin seeds to the bowls.
-Mix all dressing ingredients together and and drizzle over Power Bowls. Toss lightly to combine and top with cilantro.
These bowls are great for your meal prep! Make a double recipe and cook the turkey and quinoa at the beginning of the week. You can assemble the bowls the night before you need them to make your mornings quick and easy. Feel free to use any fresh veggies on your power bowl! Use what looks freshest at the store, or whatever you have on hand.
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