comment 0

Vegan Buddha Bowl with Spring Vegetables

This Vegan Buddha Bowl with Spring Vegetables is perfect for the veggie-lover who want a little bit of everything. It features whole grains, nutrient-rich powerhouses like hemp seeds and sprouts, and a mix of raw and roasted veggies add color and texture. Don’t let the long ingredient list deter you. This recipe can be batch prepped for the week ahead and portioned out into your meal prep containers for easy lunches or dinners throughout the week.

These bowls come together a lot faster than you might expect. As the oven heats, prep the tahini sauce. Then, pop your veggies into the oven until they’re roasted and tender. Want to streamline the process even more? Try pre-cooking the rice or quinoa.

Vegan Buddha Bowl with Spring Vegetables
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • Parchment paper
  • 2 Tbsp. tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • ½ tsp. ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp. pure maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp. hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. + 2 tsp. olive oil, divided use
  • 2 cups 2-inch asparagus pieces
  • 2 cups sliced zucchini
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (or cooked brown rice)
  • 2 cups chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed
  • 2 cups raw baby spinach
  • 2 cups halved baby heirloom tomatoes (or cherry tomatoes)
  • 2 Tbsp. hemp seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame (or black sesame) seeds
  • 1 cup fresh sprouts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425º F.
  2. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. To make dressing, place tahini, lemon juice, water, turmeric, maple syrup, hot pepper sauce (if desired), salt, and pepper in food processor (or blender); cover. Pulse to blend.
  4. Slowly add 2 Tbsp. oil as food processor is running. Process until smooth and well blended. Set aside.
  5. Place asparagus and zucchini on prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with remaining 2 tsp. oil; mix well. Spread evenly on baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, turning once, or until tender-crisp. Cool.
  6. Divide quinoa, chickpeas, spinach, tomatoes, asparagus, zucchini, hemp seeds, and sesame seeds evenly between four bowls.
  7. Drizzle evenly with dressing.
  8. Garnish with sprouts.

Tips:

  • Use your favorite fresh sprouts to add texture to this recipe. You can try alfalfa, mung bean, sunflower, lentil or onion spouts. Radish sprouts will add a little more spice to this bowl. Make sure your sprouts are really fresh.
  • Use canned chickpeas, but make sure you drain and rinse well.

Vegan Buddha Bowl with Spring Vegetables

Vegan Buddha Bowl with Spring Vegetables in post 3

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 440
Total Fat: 21 g
Saturated Fat: 3 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 347 mg
Carbohydrates: 49 g
Fiber: 12 g
Sugars: 9 g
Protein: 17 g

P90X/P90X2 Portions
1½ Fat
1 Grain/Legume Carb
1 Vegetable

P90X3 Portions
3 Carb
4 Fat

Body Beast Portions
1 Starch
1 Legume
2 Vegetable
4 Fat

Portion Fix Containers
2 Green
2 Yellow
1 Orange
2½ tsp.

Not familiar with Portion Fix? Find out how Portion Fix can make losing weight simple.

If you have questions about the portions, please click here to post a nutrition question in our forums so our experts can help. Please include a link to the recipe.

Photographs by Anguel Dimov and Brianne B of Natural Girl Modern World

from The Team Beachbody Blog http://ift.tt/2o99U7e
via IFTTT

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s