Light and Tasty Meal

 We have been wanting, Hubby has requested that for a few weeks we have meatless dishes 4 or 5 days a week, just to give our bodies a break. As much as I love meat, I'm willing. Our lives have been quite busy lately and meals have been spontaneous, but tonight I decided to go all veggie.
The family was at soccer practice and the last few nights they've been at the church late helping set up for a youth even we are hosting this week. I knew they'd want to hurry up from soccer and head back to the church so I wanted to have something ready.

I opted for quinoa with grilled veggies and black beans. Great choice!

Quinoa: 1 c. quinoa, 1 1/2 c. water,  a bouillon cube. Boil until liquid is absorbed (about 15 minutes), then remove from heat and let sit for about 5 minutes. Quinoa is a light grain and is very flavorful. It has many health benefits and can be used in a variety of ways and recipes.
Grilled Veggies: mushrooms, zucchini, yellow squash, onion, tomato, red pepper. Toss with EVOO, add italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, a touch of salt. Place in grill basket and place on hot grill, cooking till crisp tender.
I also heated up some black beans to add a little more fiber and protein.

I'm linking this to Saturday Swap over at Quit Eating Out.

With Joy UNquenchable,


  1. Looks so good. Adding the black beans is a great idea! Happy Wednesday!

  2. That looks amazingly delicious! And I applaud you for being willing to try meatless dishes and pulling it together with such grace.

  3. Hi! It's great to "meet" you here. Your blog is beautiful! And this recipe sounds just perfect for this time of year. Would love for you to join Saturday Swap! Have a great weekend...

  4. I like that this meal is so healthy! Can it be used as a side dish or is more of a main meal?

  5. I think this could totally be a side dish! I just chose to use it as our main dish that night.


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