When you live on your own do you just make one plate of food for the night or do you make a couple servings worth for a couple nights?
Usually I just make a meal for the one night, but last night I went for the big meal. It will probably benefit me to have a good lunch for tomorrow anyway. Although today’s lunch wasn’t all that bad either.
For lunch I made a turkey wrap with a sun dried tomato and corn salad while for dinner I went for quinoa fried “rice”. Both very healthy and very filling, thus being great meals!
For the wrap all you will need is the following:
- A couple slices of turkey
- Small head of lettuce, chopped
- 1 tomato, chopped
- 3 sundried tomatoes, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons canned corn kernels
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 2 whole wheat tortilla wraps
Mix tomatoes and corn kernels together with oil and vinegar.
Lay out two whole wheat tortillas and add turkey slices.
Spread chopped head of lettuce over turkey and then spread tomato and corn mixture over that.
Wrap up tortilla and keep tight, then enjoy.
So for dinner I had the not so fried rice, as it was quinoa. The recipe for that one can be found here.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 shallots, diced
- 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
- 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
- 1 zucchini, chopped
- 1/2 cup canned corn
- 2 carrots, peeled and grated
- 3 cups cooked quinoa
- ½ tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 green onions, sliced
Cook quinoa as instructed on the bag (1 cup quinoa; 2 cups water)
Chop all vegetables and set aside.
In a large frying pan or wok, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and fry eggs. Flip once and then set aside. Once cool enough cut into thin slices.
In same frying pan or wok heat another tablespoon of olive oil and add garlic and shallots. Cook until translucent.
Add chopped mushrooms, zucchini, and broccoli to garlic and onion and fry for approximately 4 minutes.
Next add quinoa, corn, and chopped carrots and cook for another 2 minutes.
Add ginger and soy sauce and toss in with quinoa mixture.
Finally add egg and green onions and serve.
I am aware that this plate looks to be more vegetables than quinoa, but that is because the rest of the quinoa is in a tupperware container in my refrigerator. I didn’t quite proportion my plate that well.
All in all it was a very productive food filled day.
If you end up making either meal I am sure you will enjoy them. I definitely did.