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Nourish Bowl Vegan Meal Prep

This is my favorite Vegan Meal Prep! Nourish Bowls are balanced, delicious and sure to satisfy at lunch time. Save time and money by meal prepping!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 bowls
Calories: 557kcal
Author: Nora Taylor

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked brown rice
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 5-6 ounces chopped kale (half of a 10 oz bag)
  • (1) 15-ounce can black beans

Cashew Cream

  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: Sriracha hot sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cook the rice: Rinse the rice and place it in a medium pot with a lid. Add 3 cups of water and bring to a boil, then simmer on low for 40 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • While the rice is cooking, roast the sweet potatoes: Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Peel and chop the sweet potatoes into 1 inch chunks and place on the pan. Spray lightly with oil or toss with a few tablespoons of olive oil (or omit for oil free) and roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until cooked and lightly brown. Remove and set aside.
  • Steam the kale: If you have an Instant Pot, add 1 cup of water to the inner pot and the kale. Secure the lid, make sure it's sealed and cook on high for 3 minutes. Let pressure release, then carefully remove the lid. *Without an Instant Pot, steam the kale in a large pot for 8-10 minutes, until tender.
  • Drain and rinse the black beans and set aside.
  • Make the cashew cream: Soak the cashews in boiling hot water (I heat the water up in a tea kettle and then pour over the cashews) for at least 5 minutes. Drain, then add to a blender with 1 cup of water, garlic and salt. Blend until very smooth. 
  • To assemble the meal prep bowls: In 3-4 cup containers, add about 1/2 cup of cooked rice. Now add 1/3 cup black beans, divide the sweet potatoes and kale into the 5 containers. 
  • Options: Now, you can either add the cashew cream on the top OR keep it in separate small containers and pour the cream on after you re-heat the bowl. I prefer to keep the cream separate until eating, but either way works. 
  • When you are ready to eat, simply warm up the bowl, drizzle with cashew cream and Sriracha. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. Nutritional information is for 1 bowl but will greatly vary depending on amounts used and how much cashew cream you put on top.
  2. You could easily swap out ingredients such as using a different grain (quinoa, farro, etc), bean or green leafy vegetable. Another sauce option would be to use Vegan Peanut Sauce instead.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 557kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 724mg | Potassium: 985mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 10209IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 6mg