Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Ham and Cheese Quinoa Bowl

11 WWPP Posted by 2 years ago 3 Comments

Last week I made a big batch of quinoa to keep in the fridge for quick meals. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it but I figured if it was there I’d eat it.

And I did!

Quinoa has such a fun texture and really takes on the flavors of whatever you mix in or cook it with. So in a way it’s a blank slate in the same way pasta, rice or even bread is — and that’s when it hit me. Bread… why not make my favorite sandwich into a quinoa bowl.

Why didn’t I think of this earlier?

Ham and Cheese Quinoa BowlHam… cheese… mustard… and instead of bread, quinoa! It’s a really fun dish and takes all but 30 seconds to pull together (well, if you are prepared and keep cooked quinoa on hand).

This is one of those ideas I’m almost embarrassed to share because it’s so stupid simple. But… I’m thinking if it took me this long to come up with it than maybe someone else will find it interesting as well. Or at the very least, it will inspire a similar simple idea. Here’s what I did…

  • 3/4 cup cooked quinoa (123g)
  • 1 oz Cheddar cheese, cubed (I used Cabot Horseradish — I love how it tastes with ham and mustard)
  • 2 oz cubed ham
  • 2 tsp (10g) grainy mustard

Put all ingredients in a bowl, mix and enjoy!

You can’t get easier than that. You can even buy precooked quinoa at places like Target!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
390 17g 3g old: 9 new: 11
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
7g 7g 34g 30g

Full Discloser: Cabot sends me free samples of cheese now and then but this is NOT a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

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    Regan @ Cabot Creamery

    April 28, 2015

    I absolutely love how simple and easy this is!


    May 21, 2015

    I'm sorry for my ignorance but what does this "WWPP" logo mean at the top of the recipes?


      May 26, 2015

      Weight Watchers Points Plus. :)