Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch, a meal prep idea or just a healthy meal, power bowls are always a quick go to! This Quinoa Sweet Potato Power Bowl is a quick and healthy option that is sure to make your day a whole lot better. Oh, and did I mention it’s vegan?!
Let’s face it, there are days when you feel like getting your Martha Stewart on in the kitchen and whipping up some magic. And when you succeed, it’s a wonderful feeling. But then, there are other days when you literally wake up and crown your day with a lazy title. “I coronet thee Tuesday the duchess of distemperature. Rejoiceth! Rejoiceth!” Plus, you’re also thankful for Uber Eats and that take out sushi restaurant across the street. I feel your pain people, because we’re in this struggle together.
So for those days you’re feeling “meh” about cooking but you want to eat healthy, try a power bowl. seriously guys, these power bowls are essential because not only do you get all your macro nutrients, you also enjoy the convenience of putting it together so easily! The trick is to prepare all your macro carbs like sweet potatoes, quinoa, brown rice, etc. a few days in advance, preferably on the days you’re feeling your Martha buzz. That way you can easily put together a healthy and yummy power bowl in less than 5 minutes! Wonderful isn’t it?
Over the weekend while I was shuffling between running errands and somehow browsing through Netflix, I came across a documentary called What the Health. Feel free to check out the trailer on the link I’ve provided if you haven’t already. The documentary is based on the claim that meat, dairy, fish, poultry and eggs are causing chronic illnesses such as heart disease, obesity and cancers, and the animal agriculture industry is colluding with health groups to cover it all up.
Basically, the message from the producers of the documentary is to become vegan, or as they frequently referred to it as a “plant based diet.” I did find the documentary quite informative and did agree with some of the messages regarding the benefits of a plant based diet as well as some of the possible health risks a diet high in animal protein might cause. Being pescatarian myself, I mostly follow a plant based dietary lifestyle with some seafood options. No one can take me away from shrimp and oysters! We’re never breaking up.
However, on the flip side, I didn’t quite appreciate the way the doctors and diet experts completely condemned animal protein while refusing to acknowledge of the positive results others have achieved and continue to maintain while consuming animal protein. I won’t get into the politics of the documentary just in case some of you may want to check it out. But there are always two sides to every coin, and as Oscar Wilde said, “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” Cheers to an amazing week!
- 1 medium sweet potato, cooked
- 1 cup quinoa, cooked
- 1 medium plantain, fried
- 1 cup corn, cooked
- 1 cup sliced bell peppers
- 2 cups field greens
- ¼ cup crunchy salad toppings
- Spicy “Yogurt” Dressing
- ⅔ cup low fat unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2.5 tablespoons lime juice
- 3 tablespoons raw maple syrup
- Salt to taste
- ¼ teaspoon chili powder
- Mix the spicy yogurt dressing ingredients together and set aside. Divide remaining food ingredients into two separate bowls and drizzle with spicy yogurt dressing. Serve.