Welcome to the first Meal Prep Monday! This Vegan Sweet Potato and Black Bean Bowl has sauted kale, roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, quinoa, and pine nuts! Yes pine nuts! I know pine nuts can be a little pricey, but they are sooo worth it. (TIP: Keep pine nuts in the freezer so they don’t go rancid. We get our pine nuts from Costco or Trader Joes, and they will last me all year pretty much.)
So why bother meal prepping? Well first off I despise making my lunches each morning (I am not a morning person). By meal prepping a healthy option it saves me time in the morning and stress since I usually hit my snooze button one too many times.
I like using kale for meal prepping salads because you can go ahead and add dressing to it and it will hold up for days. You could skip sauteing it in this recipe and leave it raw. Just massage the oil, salt, pepper, red pepper flake, and lemon into the raw kale until it turn a deep green and the volume is reduced by half. I knew it seems weird to massage kale, but trust me. It breaks down the fibrous texture and makes the kale soft and delicious.
I hope you love this Vegan Sweet Potato and Black Bean Bowl! They’re:
- Sweet and savory
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