If you’re reading this, and you’re anything like me, you just thought “yeah, I have serious doubts about a black bean burger”. Do me a favor and stay with me. Because I totally get what you’re thinking.
Bowl meals are versatile for so many reasons. They’re convenient, you end up eating less, you can mix and match ingredients and flavors easily, and fun fact – a bowl meal can double as a side dish saving you extra cooking for another meal!
Show of hands for those of you that thinking about salads make you think about summer?! My hand definitely would have went straight up in the air – until recently that is. I always thought of a fresh salad with a glass of crisp white wine enjoyed on a patio with the sun shining. In this 20 degree winter weather I think about mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and other various calorie-heavy comfort foods.
Holy crap, tomorrow is Thanksgiving! I told you guys about my Thanksgiving tradition but I do have to confess my tree is already up. I KNOW! I’m officially that person that put their tree up before Thanksgiving. But you know, I just sort of figured that if the Cubs could win the World Series, Donald Trump could become President and I could go to a pizza place and only order a salad (yep, for real, that happened last week!), well, to hell with it. I could put up my Christmas tree and it just wouldn’t be the strangest thing that’s happened over the last month.
In my defense, I put it up last weekend, so technically there was less than a week until Turkey Day. The truth is that I bought the most adorable new ivory faux fur holiday tree skirt and I couldn’t wait to use it. Further signs I’m firmly approaching 34 in just over a month – new holiday tree skirts are my jam.
Happy Monday, friends! Or should I say, happy meatless Monday? That’s right, I unintentionally made this dish last Monday and it just happened to be meatless Monday. I mean, I had this recipe written out to make, but selfishly, I was craving sweet potatoes. In fact, I’ve moved on from my ridiculous broccoli craving I told you guys about and now I’m going down a deep, dark, sweet potato hole.
I was quite surprised how popular this dish was at home. And I guess when I say ‘popular’ I mean Dylan liked it. We don’t exactly let the pup partake in our dinners, though I’m quite sure she wishes she could, but he was really digging the flavors of this bowl. I know this because he’s usually open-minded and nice about eating what I make, but when he goes out of his way to tell me he liked it, I know it was good.
We did it again. We had another vegetarian meal for dinner. And it wasn’t meatless Monday!
When I made my Veggie Quinoa Wraps I noted that we weren’t giving up meat, and I firmly stand by that, but chickpeas are just so full in flavor that I can honestly say this is another recipe that just like the veggie wraps, you won’t even miss the meat.
UPDATE: My Deconstructed Green Smoothie Bowl has been one of my most popular recipes. Healthy, fun and packed with nutrients, readers are loving this different take on a traditional smoothie. The below recipe is updated in partnership with Well-Being Secrets with more healthy, science based information on why bananas, a key ingredient in this smoothie, are such a great fruit that you should be adding to all of your smoothies!
Green smoothies. They’re all the rage. And rightfully so – they’re packed with healthy fruits and vegetables, you can customize them to your preference, add ‘super foods’ and proteins, use them to recover from workouts, and in one tasty glass you can get most of your daily intake of vegetables that you need for a healthy diet.