Healthy Vegan Bowls
- 1 large sweet potato
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 cups quinoa
- ½ can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- ½ can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 3-4 carrots julienned
- 1-2 red, green, orange or yellow bell peppers, sliced
- ¼ head red cabbage, sliced
- 2-3 cooked beets, sliced or diced
- Your favorite greens (kale, lettuce, arugula or spinach)
- 2 avocados
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Topping Ingredients:
- Nature's Eats Raisins,
- Nature's Eats Raw Sunflower Seeds
- Nature's Eats Pumpkin Seeds,
- Nature’s Eats Walnuts or
- Nature’s Eats Almonds
Whether you're moving into a new year, a new week or a new commitment to health, finding nutritious lunch meals and healthy lunch ideas on the go are a great way to begin. Since we don't often have lots of time for cooking wouldn't it be great to have prepared meals in the refrigerator ready to grab on the way out the door? Healthy bowls are perfect for healthy diet recipes for lunch. They are quick and easy to make, and you can incorporate them into your life as healthy lunch ideas on the go.
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cut sweet potato into cubes and cover with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place on a baking sheet in the oven. After 10 minutes flip sweet potatoes over with a spatula. Cook for another 10 minutes, or until cooked all the way through. Remove and place to the side.
To cook quinoa rinse, then cook in a rice cooker or pot on the stove. Place quinoa to the side.
Prepare all vegetables and place them in storage bags or containers in the refrigerator. Slice the avocados.
To serve, grab a bowl and start by placing some quinoa on the bottom, adding beans, greens, sweet potatoes, beets, carrots, bell peppers, and cabbage. Add your favorite Nature's Eats Seeds, Nature's Eats Nuts, and Nature's Eats Raisins.
Top with hummus or your favorite dressing and serve.
Tips: Make your Healthy Bowls colorful like a rainbow. Be creative and add any other things that sound good to you that are healthful and nutritionally dense.
Each bite of your healthy bowl will be full of delicious flavors from your favorite vegetables along with the sweetness and warmth of the cooked sweet potatoes. The soft and hearty quinoa pairs perfectly with the hummus, and the beans and avocados will leave you completely satisfied and happy.