Meatless Monday: Sweet potato, broccoli, and chick pea bowls!

Fun fact: Dairy and meat both make me feel horrible.

It took a lot of testing, but I finally figured out why my digestive system was being such a hater, and why my acne was out of control. I slowly but surely removed both from my diet (dairy first, then red meat, and then finally turkey and chicken).... and now I feel fantastic! I still eat seafood (give me a good lobster roll any day!), but other than that .... I pretty much go Vegan.

Before you give me the whole "then how do you get protein?!?!?" lecture - chill. You don't get protein from just meat. There are plenty of other sources, like actual protein powder (I love the simple pea protein at Trader Joe's), chick peas, beans, broccoli, quinoa, and more.

These bowls I found on Pinterest have baked sweet potatoes, broccoli, and chick peas, along with an almond butter tahini sauce (I wasn't sure how I would feel about this mixture - but dang it is delicious!!!).

I used brown Jasmine rice, but you can really use whatever the heck you want.

Ingredients include:

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 large head of broccoli
  • 1 15.5 oz can of chick peas (make sure you dry them real well with paper towels... they'll get crispier this way)
  • Curry Powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Rice
  • 3 tablespoons Almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon Tahini paste
  • 1 juiced lemon
  • 3 cloves of Garlic
  • 1/4 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Soy sauce

Bake the diced sweet potatoes (in olive oil and curry powder) and diced broccoli (in olive oil and some sea salt) on a baking sheets in the oven at 425 for 30 minutes. Bake the dried chick peas (olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder) on a separate baking sheet for 25 minutes.

Cook your rice and mix together the sauce in the mean time (make sure it's liquidy enough though to be able to drizzle on your bowls).

Boom - delicious meal!!!

Get the full recipe here!

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