HEALTH MEALS – FOR ENERGY
GRILLED CHICKEN AND QUINOA SALAD
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 red onion, chopped
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
- Rinse the quinoa and add it to a pot with the chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the quinoa is tender.
- While the quinoa is cooking, season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Grill the chicken for 5-7 minutes on each side, or until it is cooked through.
- Once the quinoa is done cooking, fluff it with a fork and transfer it to a large bowl. Add the chopped bell peppers and red onion, along with the sliced avocado and cilantro.
- In a separate small bowl, whisk together the olive oil and red wine vinegar to make the dressing. Pour the dressing over the quinoa salad and toss everything together.
- Serve the grilled chicken alongside the quinoa salad. Enjoy!
This high-energy meal is packed with protein from the grilled chicken and quinoa, as well as healthy fats from the avocado. The vegetables add vitamins and minerals to give you sustained energy throughout the day.