After a weekend of eating out for every meal except breakfast (to recap: nachos Friday night, massive pizza Saturday night, dim-sum for Sunday lunch, and fish tacos for Sunday evening…), I knew I needed to get some form of vegetable/health/green/home-cooked meal inside of me. Not a big fan of raw veggies as a snack, I decided I would make the ultimate power bowl for lunch. A power bowl is basically a salad, except filled with different ‘power’ foods. Foods that are rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and other antioxidants can be included in your power bowl!
For mine, I decided to add a few things that I haven’t really used before, such as red cabbage and sweet potato (I’m not a BIG fan of sweet potato, so I only buy it if I know I have a recipe that I will enjoy it in). The sweet potato in this bowl definitely added some healthy carbohydrates, and filled me up perfectly!
As for the dressing, I made a tahini lemon-y garlic-y dressing, which was OKAY, but I would recommend trying it with some hummus! I did that on my second day of this, and it was even more delicious.
- Power Bowl
- 1 container of arugula
- 1 medium sweet potato
- 1/2 cup quinoa
- 2 cups shredded red cabbage
- 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup hummus (to be divided among servings)
- 1/2 cup tahini
- juice of 1 lemon
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 2 tbsp water
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
- Chop the sweet potato up into 1 inch cubes (keeping the skin on). Place on a baking tray and toss with olive oil. Sprinkle on some paprika and salt and pepper. Place in oven for 10 minutes
- While the sweet potato is cooking, start making the quinoa according to package directions
- When the 10 minutes is up, stir the sweet potatoes and place back in oven for another 10 minutes
- Divide the arugula up between 4 to 5 different bowls/containers
- Add approx 1/2 cup cabbage, 1/3 cup chick peas, 1/3 cup quinoa, and 1/2 cup sweet potato to each container or bowl
- In a magic bullet or blender, add together all the ingredients and blend until combined and smooth