Warming Winter Bliss Bowls with Falafels




Now that the cooler months are among us warmer dishes are my go to for lunches. I love roasting a big batch of root veggies such as sweet potatoes, squash and beets and having some extra quinoa or brown rice to have on hand. I have also been grabbing some Yves Veggie Cuisine Falafel Balls to have on hand when I’m in a pinch. Their falafels make the perfect addition to this winter bliss bowl. Try topping it off with my light and creamy hummus (the recipe is below and has a few secret ingredients!). This makes the perfect quick and easy lunch!


Winter Bliss Bowl

Serves 2


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa

  • Juice of half a lime

  • Handful of Italian parsley and mint, finely chopped

  • 2 medium sized beets

  • 1 small butternut squash

  • 1 package Yves Veggie Cuisine Falafel Balls

  • Leafy greens of choice (spinach, arugula etc.)


Method: Peel and chop beets and butternut squash and assemble on a lined baking pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with sea salt and pepper. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Cook quinoa according to package. Combine cooked quinoa with chopped herbs and lime juice. Cook Yves Veggies Cuisine Falafel Balls according to package.


To Assemble Bowls:

Line a medium sized bowl with leafy greens . Add in half of the quinoa mix, 1/4 cup of beets and 1/4 cup of butternut squash and 5-6 pieces of the Yves bites.


Then comes the fun part! Get creative with the toppings!

A few of my favourites:

  • Beet and cashew dip

  • Hummus (try the recipe below!)

  • Nuts and seeds

  • Hemp hearts

  • Tahini dressing

  • Sliced avocado

  • Sprouts




Light and Creamy Hummus

  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt

  • 1 tbsp peanut butter

  • 1 clove garlic

  • Handful of Italian parsley

  • Juice of half a lemon

  • 1/8 tsp cumin

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.



Simple and nourishing comfort food at it’s best!


Enjoy!


Don't forget to tag me @miaharrisnutrition and @yvesveggiecuisine if you make this yummy bowl!