Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Vegan Chipotle Style Bowl

Hey everyone, I recently posted a fabulous Chipotle style vegan bowl on Instagram & FB and received lots of requests for the recipe, so here goes.  BTW, it's super simple & I think you're gonna LOVE it!! ;-)

-1 can of organic, non-GMO corn
-1 can of chickpeas
-1 can of black beans
-1 bag of brown rice (microwaveable)
-Spinach (1 handful per serving)
-1 large sweet potato
-1 large carrot
-1 avocado
-1/4 of an onion
-1 small tomato
-Garlic Powder
-Slat & Pepper

1. Turn the oven on preheat to 425degrees.

2. Combine the beans, chickpeas and corn into a strainer and rinse them thoroughly.  Then put them in Tupperware and set them aside.
3. Chop the carrot and also cut the sweet potato into thin wedges. Once the oven is heated, put the carrot and sweet potatoes on a pan covered with foil, season the potato with garlic powder and then put them in the oven for 30 minutes.
4. Chop the 1/4 onion and small tomato into pieces.
5. Cut the avocado in 1/2 and scoop it into a small bowl.  Then mash the avocado.
6. Add the chopped onion and tomato to the avocado and mix well.  Then set aside.
7. Cook the 90 second rice in the microwave.
8. Heat up a serving (3/4 a cup) of the bean/corn mixture in the microwave for about a minute (or longer if needed). 
9. Once the sweet potatoes and carrots are cooked, take them out of the oven.
10. Now it's time to add everything together.  Begin by laying a bed of spinach into the bowl.  Then add 1 serving of rice.  Top that with 1 serving of the bean/corn mixture and carrot slices.  Then garnish with 1/2 the sweet potatoes on the sides (save the other 1/2 for leftovers).  Lastly, top with a scoop of your homemade guacamole.

NOTE:  If taking this to work, then here's how I transported it in my cooler: 
-1 serving of spinach in a ziploc bag.
-1 serving of sweet potato in a ziploc bag.
-1 tupperware container of guacamole.
-1 tupperware container with rice and the bean/corn mixture.
-Plus I added 1 container with extra onion and a little parsley.
-I also carried my own bowl, since a paper bowl wasn't big enough.

I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as I have so far.  I still have lots of the bean/corn mixture left so I'm using it in creative ways to add to my dinners and lunches throughout this week.  Isn't it nice to have leftovers to work with?!

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