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5 Ingredient Simple and Clean Sweet Potato, Bean and Chicken Bulgar Bowl

Looking for a quick, clean and simple meal to throw together? Try out this bulgar bowl that boasts good fats, fiber, carbs and protein. Need it to be vegan? Leave out, or swap out the chicken. Great for lunch, or dinner. Like to meal prep? This would be an excellent recipe to use the recipe servings tab found in the recipe box. Just adjust to however many you want to make, throw a few bowls together, and in no time at all you’ll be set for the week.

5 Ingredient Simple and Clean Sweet Potato, Bean and Chicken Bulgar Bowl

Guys…..Guess what?! I’m done! Want to hear something even more crazy? Keep reading to hear about the EPIC last memory I will have of my intern year. Epic because there is no way to forget something like this.

I know, I know in my last post I told you about my graduation. Before you ask, yes, it was weird to still have to work even though I’ve graduated with my certificate and pen and all. However, it is now officially done. I front loaded my ED shifts to get done way earlier than most. I was lucky enough to end on my ED rotation. That allowed me to pick my shifts whenever, just as long as I got them all done. My heart goes out to my co-interns who still have 2 weeks left. YOU CAN DO IT!

Yes, it was exhausting, but man I can’t believe it! I handed in my pager!!!!! (although, alas I will get another one for residency) and even my name badge. That last part made me incredibly paranoid. I was all like, “BUT WHAT IF I NEED TO COME BACK FOR SOMETHING, OR FORGOT TO DO SOMETHING?!?!”. Granted, I highly doubt the latter since I tend to be very good at staying on top of things, but that doesn’t mean that I still don’t get super paranoid. I mean I may, or may not have triple checked that all my charts were signed (even though I knew I had done them) just to make sure. Ha!

The more sensitive the subject matter, the more paranoid I get. My paranoia was through the roof come match day last year, even though I knew deep down that I had indeed done everything I needed to, sent in all the paperwork, ranked, everything. Hehe. I can tell you more about my paranoia during that time if you want to hear about it because, retrospectively, the things that raced through my mind were hilarious. Let me know! Anyway, better to be paranoid I suppose than actually forget something.

I’ll get around to telling you some crazy things about the ER at some point, but seriously, people are nutty in so many different ways. People come in for ridiculous things, say ridiculous things and do ridiculous things. As you know my outlook on life is skewed towards seeing things with a humorous tint, which is good because practically everyday I run into situations where I’m all like:

Alright, ready for this EPIC craziness of a last memory?! WARNING THIS MAY BE A BIT GRAPHIC FOR SOME. Obviously, I can’t give many details, but here we go. Ok, so it had been a pretty typical day with a smattering of ridiculous things that occurred. I figured that would be that. Perfectly fine by me. Nothing too exciting.

Well, no, turns out that’s not what happened. So, I was just about to leave, FOREVER, when we got a call that a VERY serious, violent trauma was coming in. Given the details, a good outcome seemed unlikely even with age on the patient’s side. I wanted in and wanted to help. We all gowned up and prepared in the minute we had before arrival. I took over CPR while the patient was getting lines and intubated all at the same time (I talk a bit about some of these terms in this post) oh and we cut open the chest. Ready for my last memory? My hand inside a chest, found to be filled with hot blood (not suppose to be there), feeling a heart and literally feeling the very reason for the patient’s demise. The patient would not be able to recover from this injury, we could not fix it. I pulled out my hand just dripping blood (not good especially when you didn’t have time to pull on booties designed for this problem to protect your shoes). I made my way over to the proper disposal containers and carefully took off all my gear (just of note I did not get blood on me, major win), threw it away and was seared with yet another- intense? crazy? nutty? saddening? ridiculous? I don’t even know what word to use- memory that will likely stick with me forever. So, to sum it up it:

All I know is that remember when I disclosed to you my life was really just one big dose of ridiculousness? Yeaaahhhh…. I’ll add this and many other stories to the block of supporting evidence, lol. Granted, most of my life tales (all realms, not just medically) are along the “Wait..What?!” category, but at least I have some really awesome stories, both medically and not. And I suppose some awesome recipes in the mix too ;). Had a crazy day too? Reboot and nourish yourself with this simple, and clean 5 ingredient sweet potato bean and chicken bulgar bowl.

How was your day?

Do you ever get paranoid about things?

5 Ingredient Simple and Clean Sweet Potato, Bean and Chicken Bulgar Bowl
5 Ingredient Simple and Clean Sweet Potato, Bean and Chicken Bulgar Bowl
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Servings Prep Time
1 bowl 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 bowl 5 minutes
5 Ingredient Simple and Clean Sweet Potato, Bean and Chicken Bulgar Bowl
5 Ingredient Simple and Clean Sweet Potato, Bean and Chicken Bulgar Bowl
Yum
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
1 bowl 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 bowl 5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: bowl
Instructions
  1. If you already have these ingredients, throw them together in a bowl, heat, mix and enjoy! Simple as that.
  2. If not, cook bulgar on the stove according to package directions.
  3. Meanwhile, you can cook the chicken using your preferred method. Grill, stove top, bake, boil, microwave. Same goes with your sweet potato.
  4. Once ingredients are done, make sure to drain the bulgar if there is any remaining liquid, toss in the rest of the ingredients. Stir, heat more if needed, place into bowls eat and enjoy!
Recipe Notes
  1. If using this as part of meal prep, make sure everything has cooled off before you place it in the fridge
  2. Many options will depend on your time frame. I often need super quick meals so as you know I like to cook a lot of ingredients in bulk so I can grab as needed to whip together meals.
  3. Due to #2, I cook my sweet potatoes in the microwave. Stab with a fork, place in microwave for at least a few minutes (time will very on size, will likely need at least 3 min). CAREFULLY, remove skin (will be hot if you don't let it cool), dice and place in bowl.
  4. Since this has a Mexican flair to it, if you do anything but boil your chicken, feel free to add taco seasoning to the chicken before you cook it.
  5. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!
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  • Myra June 9, 2016, 12:43 PM

    Congrats on your graduation! I used to be the executive assistant to the Chief of the ED in Halifax, NS. It was a crazy ride! But super fun.
    Love the clean simple recipe – those are always the best!

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