let’s Build Your Own Vegan Bowl and make meal prep easy! vegan recipes are so easy and delicious. lately, i have been getting lots of requests to do more easy lunch and dinner recipes, so a Build Your Own Vegan Bowl is perfect! this bowl is comprised of veggies, grains, healthy fats and greens, ya know, all of the good things!
you won’t believe how easy it is to create a Build Your Own Vegan Bowl. also, this is the ultimate meal prep.
of course you can share this with someone else, but if you’re meal prepping, this takes care of lunch or dinner for the next few days. it makes three bowls!
basically, you prepare a big baking tray of veggies, tofu and chickpeas. you toss them with olive oil and seasonings.
that will bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 400 degrees.
while that’s doing it’s thing, you can prepare your grains! i went with brown rice but the options are endless.
also, steam some spinach, kale or another green while the veggies and chickpeas are baking in the oven.
to bring everything together, you’ll need some healthy fats, which comes from avocado in our Build Your Own Vegan Bowl.
you can also add some nuts or seeds, honestly, anything goes here, you can get really creative.
i think the ultimate vegan bowl also has some amazing garnishments that add nutritional value.
this vegan bowl has broccoli sprouts and green onions, but feel free to switch it up!
while you can completely emulate everything that i used, i think mixing things up would be fun.
don’t love sweet potatoes or have any on hand? how about some carrots? not a fan of chickpeas? ok, how about black beans?
that might change up your cooking process a little bit though because you wouldn’t want to bake the black beans in the oven, but beans are very easy to prepare.
the last thing , and arguably most important thing you need? a GOOOOOD sauce!
this is essential for tying everything together and providing the bulk of the flavor.
while the veggies, avocado, chickpeas, rice and greens provide the necessary earthy flavors, the sauce is going to become the show stopper.
without a good sauce, plant based goodies will just feel pretty plain, that’s why my garlic lemon tahini sauce is everything and more.
it’s drinkable basically lol. ok, maybe you won’t want to drink it like orange juice, but let’s just say you will want to put it on everything.
if you love my Build Your Own Vegan Bowl recipe, then check out these other easy lunch and dinner recipes from my blog!
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Build Your Own Vegan BowlDifficulty: Easy
enjoy your meal prep and eating nourishing meals with my Build Your Own Vegan Bowl recipe!
- one bunch of steamed kale
- veggies and chickpeas
3 cups Brussels sprouts cut in half with hard stem removed
1 large sweet potato cut into small pieces
16 ounces extra firm tofu cut into cubes
1 can chickpeas rinsed and drained
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tbsp onion powder
1/2 tbsp garlic powder
sea salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups cooked brown rice (cook according to package directions)
- tahini dressing
1/3 cup runny tahini
1/3 cup veggie stock (or more for a thinner sauce)
1/2 tbsp minced garlic
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dijon mustard
sea salt and pepper to taste
1 and 1/2 avocados (1/2 for each bowl and this makes three)
- green onions and broccoli sprouts for garnishing each meal
- preheat the oven to 400 degrees. drizzle the veggies, tofu and chickpeas with olive oil and add the seasonings.
- mix well and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
- in the meantime, cook your rice according to package directions.
- steam the bunch of kale in water or veggie broth, enough to coat the bottom of the pan. cover the pot with a lid and steam until the kale has wilted, is tender and no more liquid is left. this should take roughly 5 minutes (give or take)
- whisk the tahini sauce ingredients together in a bowl until a thick sauce forms.
- plate everything, add your garnishments and enjoy! store in the fridge in an airtight container.