Sick of salads? Tired of sad sandwiches? Wary of wraps? Lunch can quickly become boring, especially if you are forced to bring lunch to your office five days a week. Even worse if you don’t have access to a microwave!
But fear not. This month’s Recipe ReDux challenge is to develop a recipe that can bring us out of a lunch rut. And boy do I have something delicious for you! Your lunch box will be so happy 🙂
This lunch bowl is chock full of flavor, fiber, healthy fats, and protein. It’s gluten free and can easily be vegan. It’s a one-bowl meal, making it as easy as possible to lug with you to the office. It’s eaten cold, so you don’t have to wait in line for the microwave. Prep this the night before or morning of. Just dig in, and enjoy!
Better yet: whip up lunch bowls for your entire family and make everyone lunchtime happy 🙂
Chilled Southwestern Sweet Potato Bowl
Serves 1, easily multiplied
- 1 small sweet potato, cooked, cooled, peeled and cubed
- 1/2 c canned refried beans
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/2 small avocado, diced
- 2 tbsp salsa
- 2 tbsp plain Greek or nondairy yogurt
- 2 green onions, chopped
Layer the cubed, cooled sweet potato in the bottom of your bowl. Top with the refried beans. Sprinkle with cumin.
Top with diced avocado, salsa and yogurt. Garnish with green onions.
Chill in the fridge until ready to eat. Don’t forget to pack a spoon!