Julie's Nourish Bowl

This nutrient dense meal is ideal for mom's to-be! Packed with fiber, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C, healthy fats, and iron, you will be craving this dish!

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 c brown rice (or another whole grain)

  • ½ c green lentils

  • 1 tsp sea salt, divided

  • 1 medium-to-large sweet potato, diced

  • 1 head broccoli, chopped into bite-sized florets

  • 2 shallots, chopped

  • ½ T olive oil

  • ¼ c parsley

  • ½ c sesame tahini

  • ½ c lemon juice

  • ¼ c nutritional yeast

  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 cups spinach

  • 1 avocado, diced and sprinkled with salt

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 F

2. Rinse rice and lentils in a strainer. Place in a medium saucepan with three cups of water and 1.2 tsp sea salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 30 minutes.

3. Add the sweet potato and another ½ c of water. Cook another 15-20 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are soft.

4. Meanwhile, place broccoli and shallots on a baking sheet and toss with olive oil. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes, or until broccoli is crisp and begins to brown.

5. Wisk together parsley, tahini, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, garlic, ½ tsp sea salt, and ground pepper to make dressing. Adjust salt to taste, if needed.

6. Per bowl, place one cup of spinach on one side, and the lentil, grain, and sweet potato pilaf on the other side. Place broccoli and shallots on top of the spinach, and avocado on top of the grains. Drizzle the dressing on top. Repeat with remaining bowls. Serve.

Nutrient Analysis per Serving:

Calories: 511

Total Fat: 24 g

Sat Fat: 3 g

Trans Fat: 0 g

Cholesterol: 0 g

Sodium: 600 mg

Total Carbohydrates: 58 g

Dietary Fiber: 19 g

Sugar: 1 g

Protein: 22 g

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