Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl

I am always on the hunt for hearty meal-prep recipes and when I make one I love, I like to share.  This recipe was found from of course Pinterest from Fit Foodie Finds and yes it is under an hour to make!  You simply chop up your veggies, season, bake half of them, saute the others and mix together.  Just a few simple ingredients and voila you have your lunch meal-prep done for the week.  This was soooo easy to make that even Miss Millie helped me with it. 🙂

Prep Time: 20 minutes – Cook Time: 30 minutes – Total Time: 50 minutes – Yield: 6

Ingredients

Sweet Potatoes and Onions

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, chopped into cubes ( 4 cups chopped)
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste

Kale and Brussels

  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 4 cups kale
  • 2 cups shaved Brussels sprouts
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the Quinoa

  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 2 cups water or vegetable broth

Instructions

Sweet Potatoes and Onions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400ºF and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or rub with olive oil.
  2. Place vegetables on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Then sprinkle on spices. Massage the spices into the vegetables with your hands.
  3. Bake at 400ºF for 25-30 minutes.

Quinoa

  1. While your veggies are cooking, prepare your quinoa.
  2. In a medium pot, bring quinoa and water to a boil. Cover and turn heat to low and let simmer, covered, for around 15-20 minutes or until all the water has evaporated.

Kale and Brussels

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat. Add olive oil.
  2. When olive oil is fragrant, add garlic.
  3. Add kale and Brussels to the skillet and saute for 5-7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and remove from heat.

For the Buddha Bowls

  1. Separate out quinoa, sweet potatoes, and kale mixture evenly into six bowls or meal prep containers.
  2. Top with tahini (or any salad dressing or hummus of your choice) and sesame seeds and enjoy!

Notes

  • Nutrition information does not include tahini or sesame seeds.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 recipe
  • Calories: 312
  • Sugar: 9
  • Sodium: 135
  • Fat: 13
  • Carbohydrates: 51
  • Fiber: 9
  • Protein: 10

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