Broccoli Forest - what’s in your lunch box?

During busy days at the office, I find my calm in whole foods filled with green veggies. Broccoli has been linked to brain health, energy, increased circulation, and lowered stress levels. Paired with lentils and quinoa this packs the veggies + fiber + protein combo to help you power through your afternoon.


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa 
  • 2 cups broccoli, roasted
  • 2 cup kale, roasted
  • 1 can lentils or lentil soup
  • turmeric, cayenne, salt, and black pepper

To cook the quinoa:

Combine boil 2 cups water. Add 1 table spoon of oil (olive or coconut), and a pinch of salt. When water boils add 1 cup quinoa and lower heat. Simmer for 10 minutes. Done.

To roast the veggies:

Pre-heat over to 450. Wash and cut veggies and place in a boil. Add a little bit of oil (your choice how much but go light!) and roll/stir them until they are lightly coated. Empty onto a cookie sheet and spice with turmeric, cayenne, black pepper, and salt. Cook for 15 minutes or until slightly browned.

To make the dish:

Combine all ingredients - quinoa, veggies, and lentils in a large non-stick pan. heat and stir until well mixed. Makes 3 lunches.



Jessica Ferrucci

The Happy Runner is the everyday athlete; finding balance by carrying six coffees without spilling them on the subway, meditating on elevator rides, and weight lifting your laptop as your hurdle a puddle to make your 9AM meeting. The Happy Runner is a community of like-minded beautiful souls striving to add a little sense of movement and meditation back on the agenda.