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Sometimes simple is better and this recipe is here to prove it’s true. We are making a bowl of nourishing and delicious steamed vegetables that will make anyone's life a whole lot easier. You will get all your essentials in a bowl jam-packed with flavour.
Here at vegan.io, we like to simplify things. We love yummy food but we also know how life can get a bit crazy. And sometimes it's not even about time, we do appreciate any time-saving tips we can get ahold of. But also, sometimes our bodies need a little bit of indulgence.
I don't know if this happens to everyone, but a few years back I noticed that the healthier I eat the fewer cravings I have. And whenever I indulge in fast food, greasy food, or any other kind of food that is not all that nourishing, my body screams for veggies.
As much as I encourage people to have a healthy diet, I know from personal experience that eating delicious food which is far from healthy is part of life. And sometimes you need to feed your soul and not just your body to stay physically and mentally healthy.
So, after indulging, the best thing we can do is to have a nice and simple meal. This easy steamed vegetable bowl is a great option. And even if you are just after an easy and delicious recipe to make for lunch, this is certainly it.
The mixed vegetables we are using have a ton of nutrients and will nourish you like no other. I mixed in broccoli, green beans, sweet potatoes, my all-time favourite, spinach. We have a good mix of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, carbs, and all the essentials to keep you fuelled.
I used quinoa as a base for the steamed vegetables. I love adding quinoa to my one-bowl meals, it is gluten-free, has a lot of protein and it has all nine amino acids, which is hard to find in plant foods. Also, quinoa will keep you full for a good while without making you feel bloated or sluggish.
We needed something to bind together all the yummy mixed vegetables and the quinoa. We needed a sauce or a dressing. Since I wanted to stick to the simplicity theme I had going on I just made it by mixing hummus with a bit of water.
Hummus on its own is super flavourful and delicious. It's a great option when you want to have a nice creamy sauce drizzle on your food and not have to do a ton of work. For this recipe, you might need to adjust the water amount. Different brands of hummus have different consistencies, so add water slowly until you get the sauce to the consistency you prefer.
And that is it! Serve the quinoa with the steamed vegetables on top, and sprinkle some sesame seeds. Serve the hummus sauce on the side so everyone can add as little or as much as they like. Enjoy!
For the steamed vegetables
For the quinoa
For the sauce
For the garnish
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 496||From Fat 117|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 13g||20%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||9.1%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 79g||26.2%|
|Dietry Fiber 20g||78.7%|
|Vitamin K2 0.47µg||0.5%|
|Vitamin A 27169.85IU||543.4%|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 1.01mg||50.3%|
|Vitamin C 99.09mg||165.2%|
|Vitamin D 0IU||0%|
|Vitamin E 5.6mg||18.7%|
|Vitamin K1 457.99µg||572.5%|
|Folic Acid 0µg|
|Pantothenic acid 1.79mg||17.9%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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