It's Recipe Redux time! This month's theme was plant protein power bowls. I've started experimenting with ancient grains - adding some variety to our diet, so I decided to use amaranth. Amaranth is a high quality plant protein, is gluten free and high in iron and calcium. I included lentils which are also a good source of plant protein, iron and fiber. This bowl is packed with nutrients and flavor!
Here are some of the delicious ingredients in this power bowl:
Amaranth, Lentil, Sweet Potato Power Bowl
- 1 cup dried Amaranth, cooked according to package instructions
- 1 cup dried lentils, cooked according to package instructions
- 2 -3 sweet potatoes, cubed and roasted
- 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 cups fresh spinach
- 4 radishes, sliced or diced
- 4 Tbsp pomegranate vinaigrette dressing (or another vinaigrette dressing of choice)
- 4 Tbsp pumpkin seeds, toasted
- 2 Tbsp Olive oil
Cook amaranth according to package instructions and set aside. Cook lentils according to package instructions and set aside. Cube (and peel if desired) and roast sweet potatoes. I drizzled the potatoes in a little garlic infused olive oil and roasted them at 400 for about 20 minutes. Saute mushrooms and onions in about 1 Tbsp olive oil. Add the spinach to the sauteed mushrooms and onions to wilt it slightly. Toast the pumpkin seeds, if desired. I toasted mine at 300 for about 10 minutes. Slice or dice the radishes.
Prepare the power bowls: Add 1/2 cup amaranth, 1/2 cup lentils, 1/2 cup sweet potato cubes, 1/2 cup sauteed vegetable blend to each bowl. Garnish each bowl with 1 sliced radish and about 1 Tbsp toasted pumpkin seeds. Drizzle each bowl with 1 Tbsp pomegranate vinaigrette dressing (I make mine with pomegranate infused balsamic vinaigrette and olive oil). Enjoy!
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