This hearty plant based bowl is a satisfying, nutrient-filled fall meal. I really enjoy eating root veggies at this time of year because they are in season which means they are at their freshest and most nutrient dense. These veggies are typically at abundance for a great price point during the fall too. I'll often roast a massive batch of root veggies and keep them in the fridge to add to salads, sides for meals and of course to this roasted veg bowl. Give it a try and let me know what you think! Enjoy!
Roasted Veggie Bowl
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- 1 small butternut squash
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 2 large carrots (I like rainbow for added colour)
- 3 tablespoons fresh chopped rosemary
- 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
- 6 garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon Italian spice mix
- 1 teaspoon himalayan salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 large leek
- 4 cups broccoli
- 1-2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 2 red peppers
- 4-6 cups of your favourite greens, kale, spinach bok choy (you choose)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 lemon
- 1 can black beans
- hemp hearts, sunflower seeds, sliced almonds, goat cheese (optional)
- Preheat oven 375°.
- Chop the butternut squash, sweet potato, and carrots into desired bite sized chunks and place on a baking sheet.
- Combine all the spices, large garlic chunks and oil and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and add chopped broccoli and leek and add back into the oven to cook for another 25-30 min or till all the vegetables are soft.
- While the veggies are roasting, add the red peppers (whole) on to a separate baking sheet and bake in the oven. You can rotate the peppers occasionally. Eventually some of the pepper will become black. Bake till it's very soft and it looks like the skins can be removed.
- Allow the peppers to sit to cool before peeling them as they will be very hot and will likely burn. Slice the skinless peppers into long strips.
- In a large frying pan on medium heat, sauté the greens till soft.
- Dish your vegetables and greens then top with the black beans, a drizzle of lemon and any other favourite topping items.
- You could also drizzle my garlic caesar dressing on top for an extra kick of garlic