Don Lee Farms Veggie Bowls Microwave Instructions, Cooking Instructions & Review For Costco Quinoa Bowl
The Don lee farms veggie bowls available to buy from Costco are listed as organic, GMO free, Gluten free and vegan with 0 mg of cholesterol.
You can see my full review for don lee farms veggie bowl here along with cooking instructions (microwave instructions).
I have bought the pack of 6 bowls from Costco and enjoyed it for breakfast, lunch as well as dinner.
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The don lee farms veggie bowl is usually available to buy from Costco, but you might need to check with your local store if it is still available at the time you are planning to do the shopping.
This veggie bowl is basically a quinoa & black bean veggie bowl which is very healthy as well.
Below you can see similar quinoa veggie meals which are great for traveling and they are microwaveable food, which means you can take them to work or traveling and you can heat them up in a microwave for lunch quickly.
See Quinoa meal with roasted peppers & artichoke, which is Non GMO, vegan, gluten free, preservative free and microwaveable – you can easily heat up this in microwave for lunch
See more similar ready to eat healthy Quinoa meals below which you can heat up in microwave and enjoy for lunch or dinner quickly. (Scroll down for the review and microwave instructions for the don lee farms veggie bowls).
Cucina & Amore Quinoa Meal Artichoke & Roasted Pepper 7.9oz, Pack of 6Cucina & Amore Quinoa Meal Spicy Jalapeno & Roasted Peppers – 7.9 OZ (Pack of 6)Cucina & Amore Quinoa Meal Basil Pesto
If you love quinoa you will love this veggie bowl as well.
I have explained the microwave instructions for this veggie bowl step by step, which you will see in this page as you scroll down.
Quinoa is one of the most healthy super foods and if you are trying to eat healthy following a vegetarian or vegan diet, quinoa is your friend. It is actually a seed with lots of protein and it helps you have a naturally protein rich meal which is very healthy.
Each bowl is a healthy organic mix of black beans with corn and tomatoes, quinoa with kale, carrots and sunflower seeds which are topped with red pepper tomato sauce.
You can see that all ingredients mentioned here are actually very healthy foods and this is listed as GMO free so the corn used is naturally GMO free (most of the corn you find in market is genetically modified, so I recommend looking for GMO free corn).
You can buy organic non GMO corn here
As you can see another major ingredient in the bowl is black beans, which is actually the main ingredient of the bowl I suppose. So if you love black beans and quinoa, you will love this combination as well. Black beans is also one of the best sources of natural veggie protein, so you get protein from the two main ingredients – black beans & quinoa. And don’t worry about the red pepper in the tomato sauce, the dish is not spicy at all!
The total cooking time for the healthy veggie bowl is 6 minutes in the microwave (and this includes 1 minute of standing time in the microwave). Each veggie bowl has got a plastic film on top of the bowl covering the contents in the bowl.
Don lee farms veggie bowls microwave instructions explained
- The instructions start with saying that you should remove the bowl from the outer carton, which means you should just take the individual single veggie bowl from the cart which is a pack of 6 veggie bowls.
- The veggie bowl is wrapped to cover on top with a film, so the next instruction is to pull back the corner of the film for venting. You just need to pull back a little of the film from the corner (don’t remove the entire film from the bowl).
- Now heat on high power in the microwave oven for 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
- Pull back the film from the veggie bowl and stir all contents using a spoon (steel spoon is advisable as many of the contents are still frozen).
- Once you have stirred the contents, put the film back on to the top of the bowl (as before) to cover the top of the bowl.
- Heat on high power again for another 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
- Let the veggie bowl with its contents stand in the microwave for another 1 minute (to complete the cooking).
- The instructions end with asking to hold on to the bowl’s side handles when removing the bowl from the microwave and then remove the film and enjoy.
- I recommend testing the heat before eating the food, as any food heated or cooked in microwave maybe very hot for few minutes.
The instructions on how to cook this on microwave and also the ingredients are clearly mentioned in the package so you can decide if this is the right veggie bowl for you! To me, this veggie bowl is very healthy, tasty and makes a quick and easy breakfast or dinner when I am pressed for time and want to eat healthy.
The total calories in one serving which is one bowl is 370 calories and sodium is 580 mg.
I hope you found this post on frozen don lee farms veggie bowls from Costco with microwave heating instructions and review helpful!
If you are interested, you can see my review for Amy’s mac and cheese here.
Thank you! I threw away the directions! Usually I cut the directions out and keep it separately. It was recycle day so in my haste to recycle the box, I failed to do this one step. Thank you again!
I am so glad you found this helpful, thank you 🙂
Thank you very much! I had the same issue; took a bowl to work and did not read the instructions, so I loved your info and instructions.
I actually loved this for lunch; not bad at all. I will buy it again for sure.
Werner Van Zyl
Thanks so much for letting me know Werner, I am so happy you found this helpful 🙂
I bought a 6 pack of Don Lee Farms organic veggie bowls at Costco on Saturday and I’m sorry to say I was so disappointed. Just did not like them at all. I was expecting a much better flavor. I had to throw it out after one bite. I may try other Don Lee Farms items, but would never buy this one again. I’m so sorry, don’t mean to sound mean, just being real honest.
No problem, You are always welcome to say your opinions 🙂 Everyone has their own likes and dislikes, I can very well understand that!
Do not have a Costco in my area. Just wondering if you could tell me another store that would sell it? Like Sams or even Walmart? thanks My sister in Chicago bought them and said they were delicious.
Hi Marcia, I bought these from Costco. But I think some of the Don lee farms products are available in Sams, Walmart and Whole Foods Market as well. Not sure if the veggie bowl is available though. I think it is worth checking in your local Walmart or Sams Club to see if they sell this, since you don’t have a Costco nearby. Hope you can find it, good luck!
Do you happen to have the oven instructions?
Hi Hunter, you can read the detailed microwave instructions in my post as you scroll down the page. I do not think you can heat it in a conventional oven as it comes with a plastic tray and film. Thank you.
Do you have any suggestions on how to mix with other food/recipes? I found it to be very dry and hard to get down.
Hi Lorri, may be you could try some guacamole or tomato ketchup or any sauce that you like? Probably some sour cream too would be nice with this if you are not vegan!
Any other way to cook then microwave?
Hi Adria, I think you can also cook it using conventional oven, though I can’t remember the directions now.
Remove film. Preheat oven to 375. Place bowl on baking sheet. Bake 40-50 mins until hot all the way thru.
Thank you Pat!
It would be great if they put the instructions on each bowl so that when you take it out individually- you have them when u want to heat it. Thanks for consideration!
Thank you so much! I bought these a while ago from Costco! Silly me, i took them out of the box to make room in my freezer (thinking heating directions would be on the bowl itself) and threw away the box 😔!
Directions also listed here: https://www.donleefarms.com/product-page/organic-superfoods-veggie-bowl