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Meal Prep Week-Long Vitality Bowls

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on March 7, 2019

You’ve potentially considered the meal prep fashion online where dozens and dozens of meals are prepped in containers for your full week? Holy moly. I'm in a position to protest that will potentially below no conditions be me. I as soon as tried an over-fearless meal prep and no longer only did I terminate up with capability too noteworthy meals, however it took up most of my day.

On the flip aspect, I’ve realized that my veggie intake falls pretty flat when I don’t enact any prep the least bit.

Soooo….there must be a ecstatic medium!?

This dinky pickle is precisely why I came up with a straightforward opinion that totally suits into my life for the time being. The recipe below (which is totally customizable!) takes less than 30 minutes of energetic prep time, however makes enough meals for several portions, rising the chances that you’ll be a veggie powerhouse for the workweek. *arm flexI love how I'm in a position to snappy reheat a pair things and construct a hearty, nutritious bowl in a matter of minutes!

My meal prep approach has been going like this:

  1. Roast two large sheets of veggies

  2. Cook a grain

  3. Sever a pair unique veggies (infrequently I skip this if I’m tight on time)

  4. Fill toppings accessible, prepared-to-roll—things like avocado, nuts/seeds, beans, dressing, etc.

This approach has dramatically changed my meals in fresh weeks (namely, lunches) and elevated my veggie consumption a ton. The general ingredients would possibly maybe well even additionally be changed up so it below no conditions must be repetitive and that you would possibly maybe additionally be versatile with the usage of what you bear in your fridge/pantry. It helps decrease down shatter because that you would possibly maybe presumably also with out anguish fritter away these “on the verge of death” veggies in your crisper. True throw ‘em within the oven and roast the heck out of ‘em! And whenever you catch bored with bowls, throw the prepped meals into elegant wraps and even soups/stews.

For these who’re feeling further-fearless and desire to prep method more meals, I’d counsel adding one or more of the following tasty objects:

I’ve equipped an vast recipe below since it helps to bear one thing to work from the first time, however like I mentioned, be satisfied to bustle with it. For these who merely commit to roasting 2 mountainous sheets of veggies, cook a grain, and sever some unique veggies….you’ll be smartly on your capability to creating straightforward throw-collectively vitality bowls all week long. My future hangry self has been thanking me quite a bit.  


8 servings

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For the roasted veggies:
  • 3 itsy-bitsy (680 g) sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped (4 cups)
  • 4 cups (500 g) brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved*
  • 1 medium (800 g) cauliflower, chopped into itsy-bitsy florets (4 heaping cups)
  • 1 medium (230 g) crimson onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 immense (500 g) crimson bell peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) further-virgin olive oil, divided
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
For the quinoa:
  • 2 cups (400 g) raw quinoa
For the unique veggies:
  • 1 medium (370 g) English cucumber, chopped
  • 1 medium (135 g) bunch inexperienced onions, chopped
  • 2 cups (255 g) grape tomatoes (1 dry pint)
For the vitality bowl toppings:
  • Chopped lettuce/greens (Romaine, Iceberg, kale, etc)
  • Salad dressing
  • Ripe avocados
  • Cooked beans or lentils
  • Nuts and seeds (I utilize hemp hearts and roasted pepitas)
  • Hummus or pesto


  1. Predicament two oven racks shut to the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and line two further-immense (15- x 21-inches) rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. It’s vital to make utilize of further-immense baking sheets so there’s enough room for all these healthy veggies.
  2. Divide the chopped, “to-be-roasted” veggies onto the baking sheets. Drizzle 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil over top every sheet and toss the veggies except they’re totally coated within the oil. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast the veggies for 30 to 40 minutes (I obtain 35 minutes is supreme in my oven for evenly charred veggies) except fork soft and golden. There’s no bear to rotate/switch the pans or flip the veggies halfway by baking except you’re instruct about even cooking.
  4. Whereas the veggies are roasting, add the quinoa to a immense pot along with 3 1/2 cups (875 mL) water. Scamper. Elevate to a simmer over medium-high heat, then right away decrease the warmth to low-medium, mask with a tight-fitting lid, and cook for 12 to 14 minutes, except the water is absorbed and the quinoa is fluffy. Take dangle of away the lid and fluff the cooked quinoa with a fork.
  5. Whereas the quinoa cooks, sever the cucumber and inexperienced onions. Rinse the tomatoes (I preserve off slicing them except true sooner than serving).
  6. Take dangle of away the roasted veggies from the oven. Once principally frosty, switch all of the veggies and quinoa into containers, seal with airtight lids, and residing into the fridge for up to 4 days.
  7. To manufacture the vitality bowls: Add a pair excellent handfuls of chopped lettuce/greens to the underside of a immense shallow bowl. Drizzle with a dinky little bit of dressing and toss the lettuce/greens except coated. High with spoonfuls of your prepped meals (quinoa, roasted and unique veggies)—I consistently warm up the quinoa and roasted veggies first! Now, add diced avocado, more salad dressing, cooked beans or lentils, nuts and seeds, and hummus or pesto. Protect the vitality bowl flavours attention-grabbing by changing up the toppings day to day!

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