Active Time
20 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
Yield
4

Sunday meal prep just got a whole lot easier. This recipe is as simple as tossing all your ingredients into a large bowl, mixing, and then spooning into jars. Seriously. Swap out any ingredient and substitute for your favorite veggies. You can even reduce the fat by using ¼ cup oil and half of a boiled egg. Just seal and refrigerate, and you’ll have lunch or snacks for the week. Say goodbye to your sad desk salad! This healthy, Pinterest-worthy little lunch will have all your co-workers begging for the recipe.

We enlisted Health's contributing nutrition editor Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, to help us identify some of the health benefits of this deliciously easy meal.

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Sass tells us that chickpeas have been shown to support weight loss, improve gut health, and help protect against heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. “They're also chock-full of antioxidants, and people who eat them regularly have higher overall nutrient intakes, including fiber; vitamins A, E, and C; folate; magnesium; potassium; and iron,” she adds.

Bonus: Pumpkin seeds provide plant protein, healthy fats, antioxidants, and key minerals, including magnesium, iron, and zinc. They can help reduce blood sugar levels, too.

“Quinoa is a whole grain that is also naturally gluten free,” Sass points out. Plus, it’s packed with tons of nutrients like fiber, B vitamins, calcium, vitamin E, antioxidants, plant protein, and slow-burning carbohydrates, which help to control blood sugar and keep you fuller longer.

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Recipe Is:

How to Make It

Step 1

In a medium bowl, combine sun-dried tomatoes and reserved oil, red wine vinegar, honey, lemon-juice, dill, basil, red pepper flakes, salt , and pepper. Add chickpeas and toss.

Step 2

Using 4 jars, layer artichokes, carrots, and quinoa. Spoon on chickpeas and vinaigrette. Layer on cucumbers, feta, arugula, and seeds. Add an egg to each jar. Seal and refrigerate up to3 days.

Step 3

To serve, add 1/4 of the avocado and a squeeze of lime, if desired.

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