Grain Bowls are a delicious, versatile way to pack nutrients into a meal. Make this delicious vegetarian meal prep lunch for work or home. With quinoa and roasted broccoli, this grain bowl recipe is a nutritious and protein-packed meal that you can make ahead for busy weekdays!

vegetarian lunch in a white bowl with sliced broccoli, quinoa, sliced grapes, chickpeas, avocado and feta

One of my goals is to have my meals planned out ahead of time, especially lunch. There is always more work to get done and a meal prep lunch lets me do just that.

all the ingredients for this meal prep recipe in a white bowl

I am making progress with this healthy vegetarian lunch idea. I also recently shared these Quinoa Frittatas, which are a perfect addition to my healthy breakfast on the go ideas.

In this recipe, the quinoa provides protein, fiber and it is naturally gluten-free. Quinoa is one of my favorite recipe ingredients because it’s so versatile. I used red quinoa which has a slightly chewier and nuttier texture and a gorgeous pop of color but, any quinoa will do.

The other key ingredient in this healthy vegetarian meal is broccoli, roasted broccoli.   Between the quinoa, the roasted broccoli, and the chickpeas, this vegetarian meal prep lunch will keep you full for hours so you’ll have the energy to power through your afternoon. The recipe makes four servings.

collage image showing broccoli ready for roasting and prepping ingredients

I’ve packed these grain bowls with flavors and textures, so you’ll look forward to lunchtime! The honey-lemon-dijon dressing is a delicious complement to the quinoa and broccoli. You’ll have a little bit of dressing leftover; save it for tossing with tomorrow’s salad.

grain bowls for meal prep lunch with quinoa, roasted broccoli, chickpeas, sliced almonds and avocado
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Quinoa and Roasted Broccoli Grain Bowls

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Make this delicious vegetarian grain bowl for a meal prep lunch for work or home. With quinoa and roasted broccoli, this grain bowl recipe is a nutritious and protein-packed meal you can make ahead for busy weekdays!


For the grain bowls:

  • 1 pound broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup grapes, halved
  • 16 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 avocado, chopped*
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • ½ cup sliced almonds

For the dressing:

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • black pepper, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place broccoli florets in a baking dish and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast broccoli for 20-25 minutes, until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, place the quinoa and 2 cups water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, lower heat to a low simmer, cover, and cook for about 15 minutes, until water is absorbed.
  • While the broccoli and quinoa are cooking, make the salad dressing. Place all dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.
  • To assemble the grain bowls, to each bowl add ¼ of the quinoa, ¼ of the broccoli, ¼ of the grapes, and ¼ of the chickpeas. Slice the avocado and divide it between the bowls. Crumble on the goat cheese and sliced almonds. Drizzle with the dressing and serve.


*If you are meal prepping or making these ahead of time, I'd recommend that you wait to add the avocado right before eating to avoid browning.
Serving: 1/4 recipe, Calories: 887kcal, Carbohydrates: 75g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 58g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 840mg, Potassium: 1213mg, Fiber: 17g, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 1115IU, Vitamin C: 110mg, Calcium: 214mg, Iron: 6mg
Nutrition information is an estimate.
Cuisine: American
Course: Lunch
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