|2 servings||calories per servings 590||protein serving 17 g||carbs per serving 81 g||total fat per serving 25 g|
In addition to being one of the few plant-based sources of complete protein - that is, it contains all 9 essential amino acids we need to survive - quinoa also cooks up quickly to make a delicious, nutty base for superfood-packed bowls just like this one. Simple, roasted sweet potatoes add heartiness, and a mix of dried tomatoes, cranberries and walnuts keep it interesting. It wouldn’t be a party if we didn’t invite fresh greens – we opted for arugula and its spicy, peppery bite to complement the sweet and savory flavors in the bowl.
|Nutrition Facts||/ Per Serving|
|Total Fat||25 g|
|Saturated Fat||3 g|
|Trans Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrates||81 g|
|Dietary Fiber||12 g|
MISE EN PLACE
• Heat oven to 400° F.
• Peel sweet potato. Cut into 1/4-inch dice.
• Chop tomatoes.
• Chop walnuts.
• Peel and mince garlic.
• Halve lemon. Juice 1 half (save remaining half for another use).
• Line a baking sheet with foil.
• On prepared sheet, toss sweet potato with 1 teaspoon olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt.
• Roast in oven until potato is fork-tender, about 20 minutes.
While sweet potato cooks:
• Place a saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon olive oil. When oil is hot, add quinoa and garlic. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
• Stir in 1 1/2 cups water and bouillon. Increase heat to high.
• When mixture boils, stir to dissolve bouillon. Reduce heat to low, and cover pan. Simmer until quinoa is tender and liquid fully absorbed, about 15 minutes.
• Transfer quinoa to a large bowl. Fluff with a fork.
• Stir in tomato, arugula, walnuts, cranberries and Italian herb blend.
• Fold in sweet potato and lemon juice.
Divide between 2 bowls, and enjoy!
Named a Georgia Grown Executive Chef for 2017, Cynthia shares her passion for her home state and its bountiful produce and products with her audiences across many platforms. She and her husband, Cliff, who owns the Old New York Book Shop, regularly travel to Book Festivals and host book store owners as well as authors on a regular basis in their Atlanta home. They have a full bar always at the ready.Learn More...