Quinoa Salad: Dorm Room Edition

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with skinny tips and tricks for college students in their dorm rooms.

Ahhhh! I feel so refreshed. Per usual, Sunday we attempted to relax. Turns out, I was exhausted [ sleeping thirteen hours straight confirmed this ]. Today I woke up early, went to Pilates with a friend, & grocery shopped. Lunch was this veggie-filled, quinoa salad before teaching PB.

A couple of you have sent e-mails expressing frustrations regarding healthy living in the college dorms. Here is one [ more to come, I promise ] easy lunch ideas that is universally accessible. The best veggie medley ever: I grabbed pre-made quinoa from my local health food store [ it came mixed with peas & carrots ], & mixed in avocado, cucumber, and tomato pieces.

* Quick Skinny TipIn a restaurant never ask for dressing on the side [ I guarantee you, you'll end up using way too much ]. Instead, ask for lemon, red wine vinegar, & olive oil. Sprinkle salt & pepper to taste.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with skinny tips and tricks for college students in their dorm rooms.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with skinny tips and tricks for college students in their dorm rooms.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with skinny tips and tricks for college students in their dorm rooms.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with skinny tips and tricks for college students in their dorm rooms.

 

Love, Lauryn

 

 

Quinoa Salad: Dorm Room Edition

* Serves one.

 

Pre-made quinoa [ found @ any local health store ]

1 diced tomato

1/2 chopped cucumber

1/2 chopped avocado

2 squeezes of lemon

 

Add quinoa to a bowl. Add diced tomatoes, cucumber pieces, & chopped avo to quinoa. Mix medley together. Squeeze lemon to taste.

8 comments on Quinoa Salad: Dorm Room Edition

  1. Charissa
    03.05.12 at 8:54 pm (3 years ago)

    Just discovered your site and I’m in love. Beautiful!!!

    Glad to meet a fellow FitFluential girl!
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    • Lauryn
      03.08.12 at 11:27 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Charissa : )
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  2. Kristina
    03.10.12 at 6:58 am (3 years ago)

    Hi Lauryn! I’m your newest follower :) I love your blog!! I’m not in a dorm anymore but quick and easy is still my favorite for dinner! I just bought a bag of quinoa for the first time and I’ve been trying to figure out a good recipe to try it with! I don’t eat a lot of meat so I’ve been really trying to up my protein with other sources

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    • Lauryn
      03.17.12 at 4:06 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Kristina! You’ll love the quinoa recipe- it’s delish! Thanks for reading ; )

  3. ColorUsHealthy
    07.08.13 at 6:08 pm (1 year ago)

    Just found your blog off of SR site – LOVE LOVE LOVE all the great recipe ideas!!!

    Reply

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