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Buddha Bowls 3 Ways, All of them Good

This might be one of my favorite dinner ideas.  You can mix and match ingredients, but the idea is to use a grain, green and toppings.  Let your kids choose their own and you have a dinner the entire family will devour.

Mexican Bowl
INGREDIENTS

  • Quinoa
  • Chicken
  • Black beans (make sure they’re dry)
  • Roasted corn
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Shredded cheese
  • Avocado (optional)

Salsa Vinaigrette
INGREDIENTS

  • Salsa
  • Olive oil
  • Vinegar

DIRECTIONS

  • Cook quinoa in chicken broth for extra flavor and grill the chicken.
  • Top quinoa and chicken with toppings.
  • Combine salsa, olive oil and vinegar to make salsa vinaigrette.

Indian Bowl
INGREDIENTS

  • Quinoa
  • Chicken
  • Chickpeas
  • Baby kale
  • Shredded carrots
  • Slivered almonds

Curry Yogurt Vinaigrette
INGREDIENTS

  • Greek yogurt
  • Mayo
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Curry powder

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cook quinoa in chicken broth for extra flavor and grill the chicken.
  2. Top quinoa and chicken with toppings.
  3. Combine greek yogurt, mayo, apple cider vinegar and curry powder to make curry yogurt.

Pesto Bowl
INGREDIENTS

  • Quinoa
  • Chicken
  • Baby spinach
  • Roasted corn
  • Roasted pepper

Pesto Vinaigrette
INGREDIENTS

  • basil leaves
  • Garlic
  • raw pine nuts
  • olive oil
  • Lemon
  • salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cook quinoa in chicken broth for extra flavor and grill the chicken.
  2. Top quinoa and chicken with toppings.
  3. Blend basil, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper to make pesto vinaigrette.

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Meg is a Co-Founder of What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (9, 7 and 4). She wishes her kids asked for caramelized brussel sprouts and wild salmon salad every night. But most of the time, you'll find her whipping up a kid-friendly pasta or a sweet treat with a healthy twist. Her motto is: everything in moderation... except coffee. {{Privy:Embed campaign=591322}}