Taco Quinoa Bowl

So, it’s January, which means I am digging for new dinner options that are also fairly cheap. I get tired of the same foods over + over pretty fast, so the New Year gives me the perfect opportunity to branch out. With that, I also like to try my hand in personalized recipes–it’s so fun!


While also hitting the gym harder than before, T + I are constantly searching for dinner options that require 30 minutes or less of our time. Quinoa has also been a favorite protein source for the both of us + I’ve made a few of my own quinoa recipes over the years. Some of which I have liked, ALL of which T has loved. Bless his heart, he is a garbage disposal.

The story behind this particular recipe is as follows: imagine it–T + I standing in the middle of a Walmart aisle, searching the web for dinner ideas because we both had a loooong day and didn’t have the chance to even think about dinner. After a good twenty minutes, I finally gave up + decided to come up with something myself. Y’all, this recipe is the best thing I’ve thought of in 5 years + I’m so excited to share.

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes | Cook Time: 25 Minutes 
Total Time: 30 Minutes



Tri-Color Quinoa

Black Beans

Taco Seasoning (25% less sodium pack)

1 Bag of Shredded Lettuce

1 Tomato

1 Avocado

Shredded Cheese of Choice

Sour Cream



  1. Cook Quinoa according to package. Usually about 20 minutes in two cups of water per one cup of quinoa. img_9847
  2. Cut Tomato + Avocado. While your quinoa is cooking, cut your tomato and avocado into small pieces. For a handy video on cutting avocado, go here!
  3. Cook Beans. Another task to complete while your quinoa is cooking is to cook your black beans. Follow the instructions on the can you buy. Usually instructs to cook on stove-top until thoroughly heated (5 minutes).
  4. Add Taco Seasoning. When your quinoa is nice + fluffy, empty packet of 25% less sodium taco seasoning into the pot. Stir well.
  5. Add Toppings. After the taco seasoning has been added, it’s up to you to add your choice of toppings. We include all the toppings listed above + it tastes like pure heaven!

How quick + easy?! We have eaten this a total of 10 times in one month + I am a girl who triple hates eating the same foods on repeat–not to mention my picky pallet. Add it to your weekly dinner schedule + see how many of your peeps fall in love 🙂


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