In about 10 minutes, you can prep a week's worth of lunches using 4 simple ingredients from your local specialty grocery store. To minimize prep, we're taking advantage of prechopped fresh veggie mix and frozen quinoa (which heats in the microwave in under 5 minutes). These crunchy chopped salad bowls are high in fiber but lower in calories, making them perfect for those following a reduced-calorie diet. Source:, December 2019

Carolyn A. Hodges, R.D.


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Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare quinoa according to package directions. Transfer to a shallow bowl to cool completely before assembling bowls.

  • Divide veggie mix among 4 single-serving lidded containers. Top each with one-fourth of the quinoa and one-fourth of the chickpeas. Seal the containers and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

  • Transfer 2 tablespoons salad dressing into each of 4 small lidded containers and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

  • Toss each bowl with dressing just before serving.


To make ahead: Refrigerate bowls and dressing separately for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts

306 calories; 7.4 g total fat; 0.4 g saturated fat; 148 mg sodium. 250 mg potassium; 47.7 g carbohydrates; 10 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 11.9 g protein; 4019 IU vitamin a iu; 72 mg vitamin c; 68 mcg folate; 76 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 175 mg magnesium;

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