Healthy Recipe: Health Bowl
1/2 pound carrots (cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces)
2 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups cooked quinoa
2 cups shredded chicken
1/2 cup marinated mushrooms
3 cups greens (romaine, Spring mix or other dark greens)
3/4 cup crumbled Feta cheese
1 avocado, cubed
Light balsamic vinaigrette or other light dressing
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Toss carrots in the olive oil then season with salt, pepper and turmeric. Roast carrots on a baking sheet for 18 to 20 minutes, or until tender. In a large serving bowl mix carrots with remaining ingredients, stir to combine and toss with dressing. Serves 4.
Adapted from a recipe by Charlyne Mattox and Lindsay Hunt, published in Real Simple magazine.
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