How to Build a Nourish Bowl

Nourish bowls are my go to meal prep because they’re so easy to customize with your favourite ingredients! This healthy chickpea quinoa bowl requires just a handful of simple ingredients and takes less than 40 minutes to make. I love prepping the ingredients in advance to have for quick and easy lunches or dinners throughout the week.

HOW TO MAKE A NOURISH BOWL

Making healthy nourish bowls is truly so simple and easy to customize!

1. I always start with a base of greens + grain of choice. I used mixed greens and quinoa as the base for this recipe. Other great base options are brown rice, massaged kale or cauliflower rice for a low carb option.

2. Next I add roasted veggies, protein and carbs! I roasted crispy chickpeas, added massaged greens, and piled on some roasted sweet potatoes. For plant based protein ideas, my favourites are tempeh, tofu, beans, nuts/seeds, and lentils.

3. Add your favourite dressing! I always top my nourish bowls with an easy homemade dressing. My favourite dressing for nourish bowls is this homemade creamy tahini dressing. It’s made with just 4 ingredients and takes the flavours to another level! It also helps bring all the flavours together and add in some healthy fats and added nutrients.

 

Roasted Chickpea Quinoa Bowl

This roasted chickpea quinoa bowl is completely plant-based and loaded with nourishing ingredients like crispy chickpeas, sweet potatoes and quinoa. Topped off with a creamy homemade tahini dressing for the most delicious, flavour packed meal!

INGREDIENTS | serves 3
  • QUINOA BOWL

    • 2 cups cooked quinoa

    • 2 sweet potatoes, cut into cubes

    • 1 15oz can chickpeas (rinsed, drained and pat dried)

    • 1 tsp paprika

    • 1 tsp garlic powder

    • 1 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil

    • salt & pepper, to taste

    • 4 cups mixed greens

    • 2 tsp lemon juice

  • TAHINI DRESSING

    • 3 tbsp tahini

    • 1 tbsp lemon juice

    • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

    • water, as needed to thin out the dressing

METHOD
  1. Spread chickpeas separately on a lined baking sheet and toss with oil, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Bake for 30 mins at 425F, flipping or stirring half way.

  2. Place greens in a bowl and use your hands to massage with lemon juice (+ a little olive oil if desired.)

  3. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Add water by the tbsp to thin until desired consistency is reached.

  4. Place greens at the base of your bowl and add on cooked quinoa. Top with chickpeas and sweet potatoes. Drizzle on tahini dressing and enjoy!

  5. If you have any leftovers, store them in an air-tight container in the fridge so you can make another nourish bowl the next day.

 

Hi There! I'm Arisha from @wakeupandkale. I’m a 24 year old athlete and recipe creator from Vancouver, Canada with a passion for living a healthy yet balanced lifestyle. I started @wakeupandkale to be able to share simple, healthy recipes that anyone can make! My goal is to inspire you to enjoy cooking, and to show how easy and delicious healthy eating can be!

@wakeupandkale / wakeupandkale.com

 


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