Since I was mostly taking small steps around, it wasn't too taxing. I realized that if I didn't make dinner, I wouldn't have leftovers for the week at work. I've already got dinner plans Monday and Tuesday with some girlfriends, so I want something filling but healthy and low calorie for lunch.
Quinoa is a great grain, especially for vegetarians, because it has protein. Enter something green and some spices and it's a meal.
1 cup quinoa
sundried tomato strips
1 Tablespoon sunflower seeds
2 Tablespoons raisins1 can 28 oz green beans
Caesar dressing (~1/2-1 Tablespoon)
salt and pepper to taste
Put dry quinoa, sundried tomatos, seeds, and raisins in a pan with 2 cups of water. Add salt. Bring to a boil and let cook about 20 minutes, or until the quinoa is done.
Add pepper and green beans. Stir. Add dressing and stir well.
Can be served hot or cold.