“Plant Power Protein Bowls” is the October theme for the Recipe ReDux Challenge and us bloggers were encouraged to put together our own nutritious and delicious plant based, protein packed bowl. I am fortunate to have a kid that loves veggies so I thought I’d bring Gabby in on this one to help me out. I was very intrigued to find out what kinds of ingredients that she would put in her ideal veggie and protein bowl. Her first step in the planning was to ask me what veggies and fruits were in season. We took to the internet to research Fall produce and she decided she wanted to do a Fall themed bowl featuring some of the best produce of the season.
She then literally “mapped” out her bowl recipe on a paper- including kale, sweet potatoes, turnips, Brussels sprouts, as the veggies.
We thought it would be a fun idea to take a variety of our favorite recipes I have previously created using these veggies in the past, to fill the bowl with all kinds of flavor. Once our ingredient shopping was done, we had a busy afternoon of cooking the veggie recipes to put in her bowl. To make it complete, she chose steamed edamame as her plant protein source and then topped her bowl off with a sprinkle of dried cranberries for the finishing touch. The result was rainbow of color, taste and nutrition and I was very proud of her creation. We hope you will give it a try and also check out some of the other powerful plant based bowls developed by the awesome group of Recipe ReDux bloggers.
½ cup Super Smoky Sweet Potato Chips: Recipe HERE
½ cup Simply Sauteed Kale: Recipe HERE
½ cup Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts: Recipe HERE
½ cup Sea Salt Roasted Turnips: Recipe HERE
¼ cup cooked edamame
1 tablespoon dried cranberries
Prepare all the veggie recipes as listed per links above and arrange a ½ cup of each into a medium sized bowl. Add the edamame and cranberries and serve!
Serving size: 1 bowl Calories 415 Protein 14 g Carb 54 g Fiber 13 g Sugars 18 g Fat 15 g Saturated fat 1 g Sodium 600 mg