Easy Three Way Quinoa Lunch Bowl Recipe

By Rena Awada | Updated On February 26, 2019

This Easy Three-Way Quinoa Lunch Bowl Recipe is super fun and easy to put together. Make this healthy recipe and enjoy either for lunch or dinner. They are also perfect for those that love to meal prep.

Quinoa lunch bowl

Easy Three Way Quinoa Lunch Bowl Recipe

What do you do when you have too many kids that ask for different things? Some prefer beef over turkey and some just hate shrimp. You make this easy Three Way Quinoa Lunch Bowl Recipe. Even if you don’t have any nagging kids, this quinoa lunch bowk is perfect for those that like to plan ahead and meal prep. Assembling this is easy since its pretty much the same for each bowl except for the type of protein you are adding. Each bowl feeds about two.

Quinoa lunch bowl

Is Quinoa Easily Digestible?

Here is something you probably didn’t know. Quinoa is actually a seed and not a true grain. So they are easily more digestible and what makes them gluten-free. Quinoa has several nutrients that support the digestive tract such as fiber and B vitamins. The more reason to make this easy quinoa lunch bowl recipe.

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Do you need to soak quinoa before cooking?

It’s actually advisable to not soak quinoa since its saponin coating will actually leach into the seeds. Like any other grains, it’s best to rinse them out before you cook. It’s best to rinse out the quinoa to get rid of some of its bitter saponin coatings on its out shell. I actually didn’t rinse the quinoa in this easy quinoa lunch bowl recipe and the taste was just perfect. Different brands may vary.

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If you make this easy 3 way Quinoa Lunch Bowl recipe, comment below and let me know which you like best. Beef, Turkey or Shrimp.

More great lunch ideas to check out:

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How to make this 3 way Quinoa Lunch Bowl Recipe:

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Three Way Quinoa Lunch Bowl Recipe

Lunch made easy 3 ways. Easy to make and perfect for those who meal prep.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 485kcal
Author: Rena


  • 2 Cups Cooked Quinoa
  • 1 Large Avocado sliced and divided
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper sliced
  • 1 Yell Bell Pepper sliced
  • 1 Orange Bell Pepper sliced
  • 1 Purple Onion Sliced
  • 1 1/2 Cups Cherry Tomatoes Halved
  • Cooking Spray
  • Fresh Cilantro To Granish

For Ground Beef

  • 1 lb Lean Ground beef
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Oregano
  • Cooking Spray
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

For Turkey

  • 1 lb Ground Turkey Extra Lean
  • 1/2 Tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Shrimp

  • 1 Lb Raw Shrimp tail off and deveined
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp Sweet Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Lime


  • Add some cooking spray on a skillet or griddle and Pan Fry/grill the peppers and onions with some salt and pepper until they are cooked well. Set aside.
  • Cook the beef, turkey, an shrimp in a separate skillet with their respective ingredients above. Set aside.
  • Use half the lime and add over the cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • In 3 separate bowls, assemble the quinoa (in equal amounts), veggies, tomatoes, and some sliced avocados.
  • In each bowl, add Turkey, Beef, and Shrimp. Garnish with cilantro and some more leftover lime.


  • Each Bowl has 1 cup quinoa
  • Each Bowl serves two


Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 278mg | Sodium: 714mg | Potassium: 1128mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2105IU | Vitamin C: 106.6mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 6.6mg
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