As a college student, I love making these veggie bowls for lunch! I prep all of the vegetables and meat at the beginning of the week and then roast everything when I'm ready to eat it, but you could use this as a meal prep recipe and cook everything at the beginning of the week to enjoy throughout!
These are simple and delicious and I think I could eat them forever! The ingredients are easy to swap out depending on what's available / on sale near you.
I start by picking out 5-6 veggies: I love cauliflower, broccoli, sweet potatoes, red onion, chickpeas, brussel sprouts, green beans, and carrots. Then I add chicken, avocado, and a homemade tahini dressing.
Scroll down for my step-by-step process:
For this bowl, I'm using brussel sprouts, carrots, sweet potato, red onion, broccoli, and cauliflower.
I bought a big pack of chicken breast last week, marinated it in my go-to seasoning combo (garlic powder, paprika, cumin, & chili powder) with a bit of olive oil, and froze it for this week. I popped it in the fridge yesterday and it was ready to cook this morning!
I cut all of the veggies and put most of them in a tupperware container to use throughout the week. I pulled the veggies I wanted to eat today and coated them in olive oil and the same seasoning mix.
I roasted my veggies in the oven at 400° for 20 minutes, and I roasted my chicken in the air fryer at 400° for about 20 minutes, flipping them halfway through.
While they were roasting, I whipped up a homemade tahini dressing. All you need is tahini, honey, water, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes.
I make one serving size at a time, and I typically eyeball these ingredients now that I'm used to making it every day.
I would recommend starting out with:
one spoonful of tahini + a squeeze of lemon + 2 teaspoons of honey + 1-2 testeaspoon of water + red pepper flakes to taste
Mix up the ingredients, have a taste, and see what you think. Adjust the measurements as needed.
And that's it! Sometimes I like to add kale as a base, then top with veggies, chicken, and dressing. I like to add avocado and something crunchy, like almond slices or croutons, but you can customize this however you like! Whenever I start to get tired of one combo, I switch it up by picking new vegetables or swapping a seasoning. It's easy, inexpensive, and delicious!
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