Pulling out an oldie but goodie from the archives today because things didn’t go as planned. Since I couldn’t pull an all nighter I’m not able to get up a muffin or pancake recipe I had planned. Since this week is full of food “holidays” and this Sweet Potato Forbidden Rice Bowl was on my mind last week I figured I’d share it again since it was over 2 years ago I shared it but it’s still a delicious bowl.
For those of you looking for inspiration for the week here are the food holidays for the week:
Tomorrow, Tuesday, is National Chocolate Mint Day.
Wednesday is National Muffin Day.
Thursday is National Pancake Day, I’ll definitely be celebrating this one.
Friday is National Cook A Sweet Potato Day, perfect day to enjoy this bowl or I think I’ll be making a stuffed sweet potato.
Saturday is National Banana Bread Day, another one I’m excited for! I just made more banana bread, have almost a dozen loaves in the freezer prepped for when baby boy arrives, and have 2 more delicious recipes coming your way soon!
I have some really good recipes made, tested and photographed but getting them typed up and on the blog has been the challenge. Hoping baby boy stays put at least another 2 weeks and I can get them all completed and scheduled.
Thank you for joining Deborah and me for another hopefully inspiring Meatless Monday! Today I have a delicious nutrition packed Sweet Potato Forbidden Rice Bowl you will love!
After scrolling through pictures and trying to decide what to post for the Meatless Monday link-up today this one jumped out at me, so much so it was scary! With the bright orange sweet potatoes, forbidden black rice, kale, red Craisins it just had that Halloween look and it screams deliciousness! I could literally eat this bowl daily lately with all the delicious flavors and textures. If you haven’t had Forbidden, or black rice, before it’s a slightly nuttier rice than white or brown rice but not as earthy and hearty as wild rice and a softer texture. It’s called black rice but when cooked can range from a dark purple hue to black. It use to be called longevity rice as it’s been said to ensure good health and long life. It’s a much healthier rice than other rice varieties packing higher levels of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. According to Chinese herbal medicine it’s considered to be a blood tonifier, perfect for tonight with all the vampires out! Haha!
In this bowl I pair some of my other fall favorites, roasted sweet potatoes and kale. Two delicious healthy nutrient packed foods that are great in power or Buddha bowls, or anything really. With my love for cranberries still going strong had to add some Craisins, and for texture I went with crumbled dried apple chips instead of fresh apples in this one but you can swap those out for two chopped apples if desired. Than…. the icing, oh wait I mean dressing I just forgot because it’s so sweet (not literally), on top the Maple Tahini Dressing drizzled on top! Trust me this bowl is far from boring and will have your taste buds and body dancing from all the flavors, textures, and nutrition packed into it!
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard or boring. If you’re like us and have busy nights packed with activities bowls like these are easy to throw together. It takes less than 30 minutes to cook the rice and sweet potatoes and only a couple minutes to throw the bowls together. You can also make the rice and sweet potatoes ahead of time and have dinner ready when you need it in less than 10 minutes. Take bowls like this on the go and reheat or they are even delicious cold, I love cold roasted veggies. When life get busy and crazy that is when we need healthy whole food nutrition the most, to keep our bodies running at their best!
Aside from just looking like a perfect bowl for Halloween it’s easy to throw together before getting ready for the Halloween festivities. Whatever you have planned tonight it will fill you up, not leaving you hungry and craving all the candy, and fuel your night full of fun.
Of course this bowl is perfect for any night of the week not just Meatless Monday or Halloween. As I said it’s easy to throw together so you can even batch cook or cook the rice and sweet potatoes ahead of time to throw together for a quick dinner any night of the week!
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