Select Page

quinoa saladFrom my experience, marriage has an incredibly long learning curve. I’ve been happily married for four and a half years, and still I feel like I’m learning new things every day.

One lesson that has taken me longer than most to learn is that I will never be able to predict how much food my husband will eat.

He’s a pretty active guy, and I sometimes underestimate how much fuel he needs. I keep thinking that my meals will make enough for two people, plus lunch leftovers for two, but about half the time, the lunch leftovers are only enough for one. Since I have a more flexible schedule and work from home, I send the leftovers with him. Inevitably, that means I stand in front of the fridge for about ten minutes each time wondering: “what’s for lunch?”

After a few weeks of this, I realized that I wasn’t getting any better at figuring out my husbands portion needs, so I started planning a backup lunch by making a big salad that would last for multiple meals in the event that there were no leftovers for lunch. My Greek chickpea salad is one of those recipes that I use a lot for this, and so is this amazing quinoa and shrimp salad. It’s colorful, delicious, and ridiculously easy to make.

California Quinoa Salad

California Quinoa Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • ¾ lb pre-cooked shrimp
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients together, serve over a bed of lettuce if desired.
http://youtrition.net/california-quinoa-salad/

Makes about 3-4 servings (for me at least)

Love This? You Might Like These, Too!

Ashley Palmer
Ashley is a Registered Nurse with a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition. Ashley loves her son, her husband, and lifting heavy things then putting them back down repeatedly. She is a nutrition, fitness and weight loss coach and blogs at www.youtrition.net.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

 

check your email inbox, your checklist is on it's way!

Check your email inbox, your recipes are on the way!

 

Check your email inbox, your checklist is on it's way!

Check your email inbox, your guide is on it's way!

Get the FULL 5 day
course for FREE

Just enter your name and email address to get started

Loading your course...