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Macro Balanced Mediterranean Bowl

RECIPE OF THE MONTH | MAY | bestrong24


In celebration of Men’s Health and Employee Wellness Month, Be Well is excited to share a Mediterranean Bowl recipe that’s not only delicious but also designed for optimal macronutrient balance. This vibrant and nutrient-dense dish is packed with fiber, color, and flavor, ensuring a satisfying meal that supports overall health and well-being. Featuring a harmonious blend of lean proteins, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates, this Mediterranean Bowl is crafted to keep blood sugar levels stable and fuel the beneficial microbes in your microbiome.


Perfect for a nourishing lunch or dinner, this recipe embodies the essence of the Mediterranean diet, renowned for its health benefits and yumminess! Dive into a bowl that’s as good for your body as it is for your taste buds, and take a step towards better health this month. 


INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa 

  • 2 hard boiled eggs

  • 1/2 cup chick peas

  • ¼ cup shredded carrots

  • ¼ cup kalamata olives

  • ¼ cup sliced cherry tomatoes

  • 1 small persian cucumber, sliced

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion

  • 1 cup chopped green lettuce 

  • 1 tsp Nonna Pia’s Balsamic Glaze 

  • ½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 

  • Sea salt and pepper to taste


DIRECTIONS:

1. Rinse quinoa and add ½ cup to 1 cup of boiling water - cook for 15 minutes

2. Prepare hard boiled eggs by cooking in instant pot at high pressure for 5 minutes or add to sauce pan and cover with water - bring to a rolling boil and allow to cook for 10 minutes, then remove and add to a bowl filled with ice water to stop the cooking process and allow for easy peeling

3. Wash and chop lettuce, tomato, cucumber and red onion. 

4. Assemble ingredients in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic glaze, season with salt and pepper


NUTRITIONAL INFO:

  • 661 calories

  • 25.3g protein

  • 28.1g total fat

  • 4.2g saturated fat

  •  1042.8mg sodium

  • 82.2g carbs

  • 328.2mg cholesterol

  • 3g added sugars

  • 13.5g fiber

  • 27.9g sugar

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