the perfect meal.

i really love this highly trendy “nourish bowl” fad that is going on right now. there is honestly something so satisfying about having a big bowl full of stuff all mixed together for a meal instead of, like, a plate with separate items. i don’t know why.

there are really endless possibilities with what you can do, the trick is having greens, veggies, a healthy fat, a carb, and some protein. these can overlap a little, but that’s sort of the rule of thumb. you can make this hot or cold or a combination of the two, you can make it asian or mexican themed, or add whatever you feel like. here is my current fave.

kale sprout nourish bowl with tahini sauce

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INGREDIENTS:

  1. 1 package Trader Joe’s kale sprouts
  2. 3 tablespoons olive oil
  3. 1 avocado
  4. 1 purple sweet potato, cubed
  5. 1 cup rainbow quinoa, cooked
  6. 1/2 red onion, chopped
  7. 1 can chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  8. 1/2 can sliced black olives
  9. sea salt to taste
  10. tahini sauce: 2 cloves garlic
  11. 1 teaspoon course salt
  12. 3/4 cup tahini paste
  13. 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  14. 2-3 tablespoon warm water
  15. 2 teaspoons chopped parsley

DIRECTIONS:

  1. pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. lay your cubed purple potato on a baking sheet & drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Put in 400 degree oven and roast until tender, about 20 minutes
  3. lay your rinsed chickpeas on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil & sprinkle with sea salt to taste. put in 400 degree oven and roast until just crispy, about 20 minutes
  4. on a baking sheet lay the kale sprouts out and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil & sprinkle with sea salt. Roast in 400 degree oven until just crispy, about 8 minutes
  5. cook the quinoa according to package directions (I recommend using veg broth instead of water)
  6. make the tahini sauce: mix all ingredients in a blender and top with chopped parsley
  7. align your bowl with kale sprouts at the bottom, then top with potatoes, quinoa, avocado, onion, olives & chickpeas and top with tahini sauce

the end.

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