Holiday Glow Bowls with Ginger-Tahini Dressing

 These holiday glow bowls with ginger-tahini dressing are a comforting, filling fall or autumn salad. Full of healthy ingredients like arugula, roasted sweet potatoes, roasted pecans, pomegranate seeds, and lentils. | Loveleaf Co. | #salad #bowl #fallsalad #autumnsalad #healthy #glutenfree #dairyfree #pomegranate #holidaysalad #thanksgiving #christmas #dairyfree #fall #autumn #sweetpotato #pecan

Meal prepping. It’s a love-hate relationship. Hate because yes, it’s time-consuming and takes a bit of thought. Love because it’s always worth it. Kind of like that annoying saying “you never regret a workout.” I’ve never regretted meal prepping. Annoying…but true.

These holiday glow bowls (from the 3-Day Holiday Pretox!) represent how I cook and eat on a weekly basis. I prep a bunch of components early in the week (not always on a Sunday tbh), make a really good dressing or sauce, choose a few #fancy toppings, and call it lunch and/or dinner… for several days in a row. It works for me because:

  • I actually love leftovers.

  • I choose healthy, balanced ingredients that I can feel good about eating for a few days.

  • Meal prep that takes under an hour is doable for me (a full day of Sunday meal prep? Not happening).

  • I switch it up from week to week so I don’t get bored.


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(Or Detox!) An easy-to-follow meal plan so you can feel really good in between all the holiday treats. (GF / DF / Sugar-Free)

    These holiday glow bowls are full of fall flavor and are so easy to throw together. Simply roast the sweet potatoes and make the ginger-tahini dressing and you’re pretty much done. If you’re short on time (always), buy pre-cooked lentils from Trader Joe’s - otherwise, cook them while the sweet potatoes are roasting.

    They’re healthy too! With whole-food carbs from the sweet potatoes and lentils, healthy fat from the pecans and tahini dressing, and quality protein (I used organic chicken breast).

    Pomegranates are anti-inflammatory and full of antioxidants. If you buy the whole pomegranate, this method is by far the easiest I’ve found.

     These holiday glow bowls with ginger-tahini dressing are a comforting, filling fall or autumn salad. Full of healthy ingredients like arugula, roasted sweet potatoes, roasted pecans, pomegranate seeds, and lentils. | Loveleaf Co. | #salad #bowl #fallsalad #autumnsalad #healthy #glutenfree #dairyfree #pomegranate #holidaysalad #thanksgiving #christmas #dairyfree #fall #autumn #sweetpotato #pecan

    DOWNLOAD THE 3-DAY HOLIDAY PRETOX
    (Or Detox!) An easy-to-follow meal plan so you can feel really good in between all the holiday treats. (GF / DF / Sugar-Free)


       These holiday glow bowls with ginger-tahini dressing are a comforting, filling fall or autumn salad. Full of healthy ingredients like arugula, roasted sweet potatoes, roasted pecans, pomegranate seeds, and lentils. | Loveleaf Co. | #salad #bowl #fallsalad #autumnsalad #healthy #glutenfree #dairyfree #pomegranate #holidaysalad #thanksgiving #christmas #dairyfree #fall #autumn #sweetpotato #pecan
       These holiday glow bowls with ginger-tahini dressing are a comforting, filling fall or autumn salad. Full of healthy ingredients like arugula, roasted sweet potatoes, roasted pecans, pomegranate seeds, and lentils. | Loveleaf Co. | #salad #bowl #fallsalad #autumnsalad #healthy #glutenfree #dairyfree #pomegranate #holidaysalad #thanksgiving #christmas #dairyfree #fall #autumn #sweetpotato #pecan

      Holiday Glow Bowls
      with Ginger-Tahini Dressing

      INGREDIENTS

      FOR THE BOWL

      • 2 medium sweet potatoes

      • extra virgin olive oil

      • 2 cups cooked lentils (find in refrigerated section of Trader Joe’s or cook green lentils yourself)

      • 1 (5-6 oz) bag arugula

      • 1/2 cup roasted pecans

      • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

      • protein of choice (I used cooked chicken breast)

      MY GO-TO GINGER TAHINI DRESSING

      • 1/2 cup tahini paste

      • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

      • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos (optional)

      • 2 garlic cloves, minced

      • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root

      • warm water

      INSTRUCTIONS

      1. Roast the sweet potato. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Cut the sweet potato into 1/2-inch cubes and arrange evenly a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with a little olive oil, toss to coat, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes, tossing once halfway through.

      2. Make the tahini dressing (see notes). In a bowl, combine the tahini paste, lemon juice, coconut aminos (if using), garlic cloves and ginger. Whisk in warm water, one tablespoon at a time, until dressing reaches a pourable consistency (usually 6-8 tablespoons). Refrigerate extras in an airtight container.

      3. Assemble the bowl. To each bowl, add a large handful of arugula. Then top each with one fourth of the cooked sweet potatoes, 1/2 cup cooked lentils, 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds, 1-2 tablespoons chopped roasted pecans, and protein of choice. Drizzle each with a few tablespoons of the ginger-tahini dressing.

      NOTES

      You will probably end up with more ginger-tahini dressing than you need for four bowls. (Lucky you!) Store in a airtight container in the fridge for drizzling on roasted veggies, salads, and grain bowls throughout the week. If the dressing thickens in the fridge, stir in a teaspoon (or more) of warm water to thin before using.


      DOWNLOAD THE 3-DAY HOLIDAY PRETOX
      (Or Detox!) An easy-to-follow meal plan so you can feel really good in between all the holiday treats. (GF / DF / Sugar-Free)