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Macro Veggie Bowls

January 6, 2020

An easy, go-to vegetarian dinner recipe for Macro Veggie Bowls. Made with sweet potato, quinoa, crunchy chickpeas and greens topped with a tahini dressing, this dinner recipe will quickly become a staple at your healthy dinner table.

An easy, go-to vegetarian dinner recipe for Macro Veggie Bowls. Made with sweet potato, quinoa, crunchy chickpeas and greens topped with a tahini dressing, this dinner recipe will quickly become a staple at your healthy dinner table.

If you’ve followed the blog for longer than the past year, you know I’ve been on quite the food journey. I was a carnivore, then an herbivore and now find myself somewhere in the middle. These macro veggie bowls were actually one of the first vegetarian hits in our house! C used to be skeptical of vegetarian cooking but these passed the test. 

If you’re planning to clean up your diet, prioritize healthy eating or just want to try a meatless meal, start with this recipe! It’s damn good and made from real food that will actually fill you up!

An easy, go-to vegetarian dinner recipe for Macro Veggie Bowls. Made with sweet potato, quinoa, crunchy chickpeas and greens topped with a tahini dressing, this dinner recipe will quickly become a staple at your healthy dinner table.

Macro Veggie Bowls Ingredients

  • Quinoa
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Chickpeas
  • Kale
  • Garlic 
  • Olive oil
  • Tahini
  • Maple syrup
  • Lemon 
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Seasonings and spices – chili powder, cumin and sea salt. 

Ingredient Substitutions

One of the best things about this veggie bowl is that it can be completely customized to your liking!

  • Don’t have quinoa on hand? Swap for your favorite grain. I love this with rice and farro.
  • Like different vegetables? Use them! Any leafy green will work as the base as will any roasted veggie!

The one thing I don’t recommend changing is the sauce… the sauce is the star of the show and brings the whole meal together!

An easy, go-to vegetarian dinner recipe for Macro Veggie Bowls. Made with sweet potato, quinoa, crunchy chickpeas and greens topped with a tahini dressing, this dinner recipe will quickly become a staple at your healthy dinner table.

How to Make Veggie Macro Bowls 

STEP 1: Rinse and drain quinoa. Cook according to package directions and then set aside. 

STEP 2: Place drained and rinsed chickpeas along with the chopped sweet potatoes on a large baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Top with chili powder and cumin. Bake at 400ºF for 30-40 minutes or until chickpeas are crispy.

STEP 3: Add kale to a large bowl and top with olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Massage kale for 3-5 minutes or until fully wilted.

STEP 4: Divide the kale amongst the bowls and top with quinoa. Once the sweet potatoes and chickpeas are done, divide evenly among bowls. 

STEP 5: Combine sauce ingredients in a medium bowl and stir until well-combined. Sauce will thicken up over time to add more water to thin out if needed. Drizzle each bowl with sauce, top with pumpkin seeds and enjoy!

How to Meal Prep These Veggie Bowls

This recipe is honestly a perfect meal prep recipe! 

  • Make the quinoa ahead of time and store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. 
  • For the sweet potatoes and chickpeas, you can either just chop the sweet potatoes ahead of time so they’re ready to bake or bake the entire mixture and then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Kale is such a hearty green that you can prep this ahead of time as well. If you like it to be more rigid, you can wait to prep your kale until right before eating. 
  • Mix the sauce ahead of time and… you guessed it! Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

When it’s time to eat, you can eat the entire bowl cold or heat up whatever parts you like. I personally like to warm up my quinoa and veggies before adding to the cold kale and dressing. 

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Macro Veggie Bowls

An easy, go-to vegetarian dinner recipe for Macro Veggie Bowls. Made with sweet potato, quinoa, crunchy chickpeas and greens topped with a tahini dressing, this dinner recipe will quickly become a staple at your healthy dinner table.

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 bowls 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, chopped
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 small head of kale, destemmed and chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

For the Sauce:

  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 ½ tsp apple cider vinegar
  • juice, 1 lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • pinch of sea salt
  • Water as needed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Drain and rinse quinoa and cook according to package instructions. Set aside.
  3. Place chickpeas AND sweet potato on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Top with chili powder and cumin.
  5. Bake for 30-40 mins or until chickpeas are crispy.
  6. Add kale to a large bowl and top with olive oil and apple cider vinegar.
  7. Massage kale for 3-5 mins or until fully wilted.
  8. Divide kale amongst bowls and top with quinoa.
  9. Once sweet potatoes and chickpeas are done divide evenly among bowls.
  10. Sprinkle bowls with pumpkin seeds.

For the Sauce:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl until well-combined. Sauce will thicken up so add water 1 tbsp at a time to reach desired consistency.
  2. Drizzle each bowl with sauce*.

*Feel free to double or triple and keep in the fridge. I love this sauce on everything!

Keywords: macro veggie bowls, sweet potato veggie bowls, veggie bowls, tahini sauce recipe

An easy, go-to vegetarian dinner recipe for Macro Veggie Bowls. Made with sweet potato, quinoa, crunchy chickpeas and greens topped with a tahini dressing, this dinner recipe will quickly become a staple at your healthy dinner table.

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  • Reply
    victoria
    January 29, 2021 at 9:57 am

    This looks delicious, can’t wait to try it this week! Can you tell me the macros for 1 serving? I could not find them listed, unless I missed it. Thanks!

  • Reply
    sohni
    December 4, 2017 at 7:03 am

    yummy….loved it…plz share more recipes like this

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