Staying on track can be a challenge any day, but especially this time of year with the holiday hustle and bustle upon us. Shopping, traveling, celebrating, oh my! There’s just so much more to do, and eat.
If you’re looking for a quick veggie-packed meal to balance all the extra indulgences and to-do’s these next few weeks, give this lemon-grass coconut quinoa a try. Lemon grass brings bright flavor to this dish, while the creamy, coconut quinoa and crunchy veggies add plenty of plant-based protein, fats and fiber. Sweet chili sauce gives this dish a tasty zing, but if you’re watching out for added sugars, a squirt of Sriracha will do the same!
The best part about this dish, besides the taste? Pre-chopped veggies steam while the quinoa cooks, resulting in a delicious, plant-based dinner in less than 30 minutes. When time is tight, I’m all for optimizing efficiency and embracing simple innovations (like pre-chopped and frozen veggies!) to get a nutritious meal on the table.
Wishing you happy and healthy holidays, from my family to yours!