Whole Plant Foods: Red Beans & Quinoa Bowl

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This Red Beans & Quinoa recipes is from Forks Over Knives.

A simple, yet tasty, whole plant food bowl, this recipe lets the food speak for itself.

Sure, it’s nice every now and then to have a fancier meal, but it’s not necessary. And often the simpler a meal is, the healthier it is.


  • onion
  • celery
  • bell pepper
  • garlic
  • vegetable broth
  • kidney beans (or your preferred red bean, adzuki beans are also a good option)
  • quinoa
  • herbs & spices: thyme, black pepper, salt (optional), red pepper flakes (optional)

Notes: This recipe is a good one to know by heart, so you can prepare a healthy meal without having to think to much about “what to have for dinner”.

The more eating and preparing healthy foods becomes a habit, the easier it is to stick with it.

And the more you surround yourself with healthy, whole plant food options, the less you’ll even think about other “foods”.

So next time you’re at the grocery store or market, be sure to stock up on colour fruits and vegetables. Keep some on the counter too, so they’re the first thing you see when you return home after a long day.

And maybe have a favourite recipe or two hanging on your fridge, featuring ingredients you tend to have on-hand. That way you’re all set.

Because it’s the little things each day that can make a big difference. So plan ahead to make life a bit easier on yourself.

Find the full recipe for Red Beans & Quinoa on Forks Over Knives.

You can find more recipes like this one, by Del Sroufe, in Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook.

Or choose from a selection of other cookbooks featuring oil-free, plant-based recipes.

Related: Middle Eastern Quinoa Veggie Salad

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