It’s that time for this month’s Recipe Redux post! Get inspired by all of the wonderful plant powered protein bowls that you can find in this post that will keep you set for all your protein bowl needs 🙂 Try out this vegan clean Butternut Squash, Nuts and Greens Bulgar Bowl with Tahini while you’re at it!
This month’s post is all about plant power and protein! This was our prompt for the month’s theme:
Packed with protein, fiber and color, plant power bowls are trendy and delicious. Show us the healthy recipe that’s in your bowl.
I saw this and was like protein check, fiber check, power bowl check. I’ve got this. You guys know that I love my protein and I love my fiber so I was all over this one. I wasn’t sure if plant powered meant vegetarian per-say, but since I wasn’t sure, I decided to make it so. The hard part was deciding which recipe to use. You see, I have TONS of recipes stocked to share with you guys. The problem is that I just don’t have the time I wish I had to post all of them.
The great thing about having a stock is having plenty to choose from. The hard part about having a stock is having a lot to choose from haha. I was down between too (ironically they both have butternut squash in it) but this one had greens in it and the other did not so I decided on this one since it had more plants in it! This bowl is warm and hearty and perfect for fall. It’s also vegan and clean and needs less than 10 ingredients! Of course it is also packed with protein and fiber :). I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Don’t forget to check out the other awesome recipes for plant powered bowls below.
Butternut Squash, Cashews and Greens Bulgur Bowl with Tahini [Vegan, Clean]
- 1/4-1/2 cup bulgur (can be dry or cooked already)
- 1/3 cup butternut squash diced
- 1/3 cup broccoli chopped
- 1/4 t garlic minced
- handful spinach
- 1/2 t tahini
- ~10 cashews *optional toasted
This can be either done in the microwave, or stovetop.
This is great if you already have pre-cooked bulgur
Add your butternut squash, broccoli and spinach in a bowl with a little bit of water and cook for ~1 min or until tender/wilted
Drain any excess water and then add the rest of the ingredients aside from the tahini and microwave for an additional minute or until hot
Eat and enjoy!
Add your bulgur, butternut squash, broccoli and liquid (~2:1 bulgur to liquid ratio) to a pot and bring to a boil
Simmer for ~30min while adding the spinach in the last 5 minutes or so) or until bulgur is cooked and vegetables are tender.
Drain any excess liquid and stir in your remaining ingredients
Eat and enjoy!
1. This recipe is easily multiplied to make more servings! The vegetable amounts can also be varied according to your preference! 2. I make my own tahini, but if you use store bought, please check the ingredient list to try and get one that is clean. 3. Feel free to toast your cashews if you so choose!
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