Chopped Veggie Grain Bowls with Turmeric Dressing


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.

veggie grain bowl in a glass to-go container
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 servings


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cooked quinoa

  • 1 (16 ounce) container chopped veggie mix

  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed

  • 1/2 cup creamy turmeric salad dressing


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

  2. 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.

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

  4. Toss each bowl with dressing just before serving.


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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

306 Calories
7g Fat
48g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 meal-prep container & 2 Tbsp. dressing each
Calories 306
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 12g 24%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Vitamin A 4019IU 80%
Vitamin C 72mg 80%
Folate 68mcg 17%
Sodium 148mg 6%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 175mg 42%
Potassium 250mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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