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3 Ingredients, 3 Vegan Meal Prep Recipes: Chickpeas, Quinoa and Spinach

Post sponsored by Rubbermaid®.

Use the same three ingredients (chickpeas, quinoa and spinach) to cook three different vegan meal prep recipes for the week! These healthy meals are wholesome, balanced and full of fresh ingredients.

Use the same three ingredients (chickpeas, quinoa and spinach) to cook three different vegan meal prep recipes for the week! These healthy meals are wholesome, balanced and full of fresh ingredients.

I am so, so, SO excited for this post because it is the start of a new series on Emilie Eats! Three ingredients, three meal prep recipes.

I know many of you have to pack a lunch for work or school (I’m with you 🙋🏼‍♀️), so this series is for all of you lunch-packers.

Use the same three ingredients (chickpeas, quinoa and spinach) to cook three different vegan meal prep recipes for the week! These healthy meals are wholesome, balanced and full of fresh ingredients.

How I meal prep is: cook a protein (beans, tofu, or tempeh), cook a whole grain or starch (quinoa, brown rice, potatoes, etc.), and cook a variety of vegetables. Then I just throw them together throughout the week to create different healthy bowls and meals!

This “3 Ingredients, 3 Recipes” series will help you follow my meal prep and guarantee that you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of meals throughout the week. You don’t need to cook every ingredient under the sun every week to eat good!

This week, we’re using chickpeas (protein), quinoa (grain) and spinach (vegetable), and making three different recipes using those main ingredients. Get it? Got it? Good!

To make meal prep even easier, we’re packing our healthy lunches in new Rubbermaid® TakeAlongs® Meal Prep Containers! These food containers have a built-in divider, so you can keep different elements of your meal separate. I like to pack snacks in the smaller portion of the container alongside my lunch!

Use the same three ingredients (chickpeas, quinoa and spinach) to cook three different vegan meal prep recipes for the week! These healthy meals are wholesome, balanced and full of fresh ingredients.

The Rubbermaid® TakeAlongs® Meal Prep Containers are microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe, and BPA free—something I always look for when buying food containers.

Right now you can take advantage of the Walmart Rollback price on these meal prep containers! Click here for the deal. (ends 2/10)

Use the same three ingredients (chickpeas, quinoa and spinach) to cook three different vegan meal prep recipes for the week! These healthy meals are wholesome, balanced and full of fresh ingredients.

Use the same three ingredients (chickpeas, quinoa and spinach) to cook three different vegan meal prep recipes for the week! These healthy meals are wholesome, balanced and full of fresh ingredients.

You can either use canned chickpeas or cook them from scratch. To cook quinoa, use a 1:2 ratio of quinoa to water, bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.

Here are the recipes we’re prepping using chickpeas, quinoa and spinach as the main ingredients:

  • Vegetable Curry. A creamy curry thanks to coconut milk that is packed with vegetables and served over quinoa!
  • Quinoa Tabbouleh. A no-cook, one-bowl meal that is tangy and refreshing.
  • Buffalo Chickpea Salad. Chickpeas are marinated in buffalo sauce and served over raw vegetables and quinoa, with a dollop of dairy-free ranch!

Use the same three ingredients (chickpeas, quinoa and spinach) to cook three different vegan meal prep recipes for the week! These healthy meals are wholesome, balanced and full of fresh ingredients.

I hope you enjoy these three recipes and the start of this meal prep series! Keep an eye out for future posts, and feel free to recommend an ingredient you want featured!

Use the same three ingredients (chickpeas, quinoa and spinach) to cook three different vegan meal prep recipes for the week! These healthy meals are wholesome, balanced and full of fresh ingredients.

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How to make:

Vegetable Curry

Use the same three ingredients (chickpeas, quinoa and spinach) to cook three different vegan meal prep recipes for the week! These healthy meals are wholesome, balanced and full of fresh ingredients.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Use the same three ingredients (chickpeas, quinoa and spinach) to cook three different vegan meal prep recipes for the week! These healthy meals are wholesome, balanced and full of fresh ingredients.
Author:
Emilie
Yield:
2 1x

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 Roma tomato, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa

Instructions

  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, add oil. Add onion; cook for 5 minutes, until translucent. Add tomato and garlic, stir, and cook for 5 minutes. Add curry, salt, pepper and turmeric; stir. 
  2. Add coconut milk and water; stir frequently and cook for 5 minutes. Add spinach and quinoa. Cook, stirring, until spinach is wilted.
  3. Serve 1/2 of the curry over 1/2 cup quinoa.

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How to make:

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Use the same three ingredients (chickpeas, quinoa and spinach) to cook three different vegan meal prep recipes for the week! These healthy meals are wholesome, balanced and full of fresh ingredients.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
0 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Use the same three ingredients (chickpeas, quinoa and spinach) to cook three different vegan meal prep recipes for the week! These healthy meals are wholesome, balanced and full of fresh ingredients.
Author:
Emilie
Yield:
2 1x

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups spinach, finely chopped
  • 1 cup cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add all ingredients. Toss to combine.

 

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How to make:

Buffalo Chickpea Salad

Use the same three ingredients (chickpeas, quinoa and spinach) to cook three different vegan meal prep recipes for the week! These healthy meals are wholesome, balanced and full of fresh ingredients.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Use the same three ingredients (chickpeas, quinoa and spinach) to cook three different vegan meal prep recipes for the week! These healthy meals are wholesome, balanced and full of fresh ingredients.
Author:
Emilie
Yield:
2 1x

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons buffalo sauce
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup carrots, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup vegan ranch dressing
  • 2 tablespoons green onions, sliced

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, add chickpeas and buffalo sauce; stir.
  2. In a meal prep container or on a plate, add 1 cup spinach, 1/2 cup quinoa, 1/4 cup carrots, 1/4 cup cucumber and 1/4 cup tomatoes. Top with half of the chickpeas, 2 tablespoons vegan ranch, and 1 tablespoon green onions.

Thanks to Rubbermaid for sponsoring this post! I love working with brands whose products I really love and would honestly recommend. Thank you for supporting this blog that I love oh-so-much!

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