PALEO + VEGAN TURMERIC FIESTA BOWL
This paleo (and vegan!) bowl is overflowing with alllll of my favorite veg, so I’m SO excited to share! It reminds me of the classic chipotle bowls I used to LIVE off of in high school, but full of more flavor and with a healthier twist.
By now I’m sure you all know how obsessed I am with vegetables. Like for real… I could munch on veggies all. day. long. Okay retract that statement. I DO munch on veggies all day long LOL
A huge excess of veggies doesn’t work for everyone, but my body thrives off of it. I feel my best when I pack lots of veggies in at every meal, so I just roll with it. Seriously, I think the cashiers always think I’m shopping for a family of four when I get groceries… but NOPE my veggie consumption simply has ZERO chill. I even typically have to go back mid-week to stock up on even more greens… sorry wallet.
One thing I have noticed though is too many raw veggies makes my tummy feel a little off, so lately I’ve been cooking my veggies at most meals. Cooking your veggies makes the fiber easier to digest and therefore can help make your stomach hurt less or get less bloated. Whether I’m sautéing them, roasting them or air-frying them (my current obsession), cooked veggies are my jam.
In a lot of my meals I still like to mix some raw veggies in, simply because I’m SUCH a texture girl. The warm, softer cooked veggies paired with crispy raw veggies just makes every bowl or salad better.
And I know what some of you are probably thinking – but what form of veggie is healthier? Quite frankly, I don’t really know! Some vegetables are said to be more nutritious when raw, others when cooked. I just listen to my body and give it what it wants, because no matter what, veggies are nourishing my body.
This bowl has been one of my go-to’s lately. With fresh greens, zesty turmeric cauliflower rice, healthy fats from avocado and the most DELISH sautéed and roasted veggies… it’s truly addicting. Add whatever protein you’d like (or keep as is if you’re vegan) to make for a full meal. My favorites? Poached or fried eggs, oven-baked chicken or salmon!
Paleo Turmeric Fiesta Bowl (Grain Free + Specific Carbohydrate Diet Friendly + Gluten Free + Dairy Free)
The perfect bowl for lunch or dinner - packed with veggies, healthy fats and SO much flavor! Just add your protein of choice and you have yourself the best meal.
2 cup frozen cauliflower rice
1/3 cup water
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/3 cup baby tomatoes
1/3 cup bell peppers
4 cloves garlic
4 tsp coconut oil
1/3 cup chopped purple cabbage
1 cup mixed greens
protein of choice
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Start by placing the frozen cauliflower rice and water in a small pot on the stove. Cook on medium-high heat with the lid on.
Once the cauliflower rice is cooked through and soft, add in the turmeric, cumin, salt and pepper and stir well.
Add in 2 of the teaspoons of coconut oil and stir again (this makes the cauliflower rice creamier!). Set aside.
Prepare your purple cabbage by cutting it into small pieces, then coat with a little coconut oil, sprinkle with salt (no measuring needed) and put on a baking sheet. Place it in the oven and roast for about 15 minutes or until it starts to get a little crispy.
While your cabbage is cooking, chop your bell peppers and garlic cloves.
In a small pan, place the other 2 teaspoons of coconut oil and turn on the stove on medium heat.
Once the coconut oil is melted in the pan, place your garlic and bell peppers in and let cook for about 2 minutes before placing the baby tomatoes in as well. Cover with a lid and let cook for about 5 minutes, or until the tomatoes and peppers start to show a little browning.
Cut up the mixed greens and place on the bottom of your bowl. Add in the cauliflower rice and top with your sautéed and roasted veggies.
Add avocado and squeeze a little lime over the entire bowl and ENJOY!