I love gourmet plant-based fare as much as the next health-loving, nutrition-focused foodie. People always tell the husband how lucky he is to be married to a nutritionist who adores experimenting in the kitchen.
And while it’s true I love creating new and inventive dishes, the way I eat most of the time is dead simple. Lots of steamed and roasted veg, quick-cooking whole grains, beany stews and soups, smoothies, basic dips, minimalist sauces and dressings.
I hesitate to even call this a recipe, since it’s so easy and flexible depending on your personal tastes. However, when I’m inspired to eat something three days in a row, I feel duty-bound to share the deliciousness with you.
Friends, this is fast food at its finest. Even with the chopping, this will take about 10 minutes from fridge to table. The vitamins and minerals are off the charts here, and with the extra special combo of healthy fats you will definitely feel satisfied.
I ate this for breakfast twice this week (yes, breakfast), though you can have it for lunch or dinner instead if you’re not into the savory stuff first thing in the morning.
How does that sound to you? Think you’d skip the take-out for a dish like this?
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Quick Kale and Broccoli Bowl
gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, soy-free, five ingredients or less
2 large leaves of kale, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup chopped broccoli
1/2 of an avocado, cubed
1 tsp lemon juice, or more to taste
drizzle of hemp oil, or olive oil
sprinkle of hemp seeds, optional
salt to taste
Steam the kale and broccoli for three minutes, then put them in a bowl. Add the avocado, lemon juice, oil, salt and hemp seeds, if using. Toss gently until everything is combined. Taste and adjust lemon juice, oil or salt as needed.
Serves one, but you can easily expand the amounts for more people.