After a week of eating at restaurants on vacation in California, I was craving a superfood bowl.
What is a superfood bowl, you ask?
It’s a bowl packed with nutrient-dense ingredients.
I don’t like to put any ingredient on a pedestal, but the ones in this bowl will do your body good when it comes to feeling energized and satisfied at work.
There’s nothing worse than eating a big sandwich or super salty soup at your desk, then feeling like a long nap.
It’s even MORE worse if your office doesn’t have a nap room.
What? Some companies have them apparently.
This chickpea superfood bowl requires very little cooking.
It’s very simple because not all ingredients here require cooking except the rice, chard, chickpeas and sweet potatoes. The latter two you can cook on the same baking sheet. And rice is low-maintenance. Piece of cake!
Like all my other recipes, you can easily swap out the ingredients.
Here’s how to change it up and make it yours!
Rice: quinoa, pasta, farro, or any grain you can think of!
Sweet potato: regular potato, cauliflower, different types of sweet potato, zucchini
Chard: kale, more spinach, arugula (but don’t cook arugula), any leafy green you can find or are craving
I wouldn’t skip the chickpeas though! They kind of make this meal and provide lots of protein.
Feel free to also add veggies like peas, carrots, broccoli and pepper. Have fun with it!
I suggest adding a sauce to this meal — maybe a ginger carrot dressing or a tahini-based sauce!
Note that this is not a freezer-friendly meal and will last for up to four days in the fridge. Enjoy!
PS: Don’t forget to check out the salmon version of this superfood bowl here.