Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Quick & Easy Vegetarian Bowl

Last nights dinner was a tasty and easy one! I saw Jessie post about her go to Vegan Protein Bowl and it made me crave my own favorite quick & easy vegetarian (or vegan) bowl. I usually make this dish by roasting my vegetables, but I went a slightly different route last night so I could use my new steamer insert that my friend Mandi gave me for my birthday.

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I chopped up a parsnip and sweet potato…

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and steamed them up…

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I mixed the steamed veggies with Bush’s reduced sodium pinto beans…

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and Success Brown rice. The mixture was topped with salsa. For a little extra yum factor, I usually place shredded cheese on top.

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Delicious & healthy.

And for workout Wednesday, here is my plan for the week:

  • Monday: Ran to warm up, Taught Body Pump
  • Tuesday:  Taught Body Attack
  • Wednesday:  Ran outside
  • Thursday:  Teach 45 minute Step, 45 minute Pump
  • Friday: Off
  • Saturday:  Teach Body Step
  • Sunday:  Walk with Lindsay

What is your favorite healthy meal? Any workout plans for the week?

Happy Birthday to my sister, Kim!!!! (Her birthday was yesterday but I didn’t post!)

36 comments:

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

These are all veggies I like! :)

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

What a cute little steamer, I want one! I need to try parsnips too - don't think I've ever had one?

By the way, my sister's name is Kim too! :)

Biz said...

Happy Belated Bday to your sister!

Love that steamer! I am going to have to get one of those.

I've been walking outside lately - gotta take advantage before the snow season hits!

fittingbackin said...

ooh that looks great! I think that little steamer would be so great as part of a gift with a cookbook - love it!

What is your favorite healthy meal? Probably, lately, garlic quinoa with basil chicken!

Any workout plans for the week? YES! Have a run planned for today, a 4-mile walk + abs planned for tomorrow and a run planned for Friday - woo!

Anne Marie said...

I love stir frys. They are my favorite healthy meal!

Heather said...

I love veggies with rice and salsa - one of my go-to meals!

How did you like the steamer? Did it pull the veggies out easy?

I taught Monday and yesterday. Today is my off day, but I think I might go for a short, slow run to keep my legs loose after this past weekend's race. And happy birthday to your sis!!

Jessie (Bites and Pieces) said...

I'm glad I was able to inspire such a delicious looking dinner! In my next bowl, I am definitely going to add parsnips and sweet potatoes. So healthy! I need to get myself one of those neat steamers too. What a great gift! :)

Angharad said...

Hmm favourite healthy meal is a spicy turkey chili or just a giant load of roasted vegetables! Ha ha.
This looks super delicious...definitely would add the cheese and have to be non-vegan though :)

Kimberly said...

My favorite healthy meal is a spinach salad with strawberries, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, and walnuts.

Holly said...

Yummmm! I need to get a steamer! I LOVE steamed veggies. I can't believe I hated veggies as a kid?! That looks delicious!

Favorite healthy meal would probably be quinoa with black beans, tomatoes, cilantro, spices - so, so good.

Happy belated B-day to your sister!

Jenna said...

As winter rolls around I crave salads less, but a big salad with protein, veggies and fruit is one of my favorite 'healthy' meals.

I'm planning on taking Friday off and we are going to go hiking in a town south of Minneapolis. Hopefully I can pull it off!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love beans and sweet potatoes!

Tracey said...

This dish looks really good and easy to prepare which makes it even better in my book:)

My workout plan for the week is to keep on track with my training for an upcoming 5k.

Jodie said...

I took a body attack session a few weeks ago, yowza, sweat, sweat, and more sweat. I loved it.:)

Krista said...

Erica! I love that little steamer basket. What a great idea to make it flexible so it'll fit any size pot. Neat.

Janetha said...

we registered for one of those steamers but didn't get it! i still need to snag one. recipe looks awesome, as usual!! i am making your peanut flour recipe this weekend :)

roastedrootsandpumpkinspice said...

Yum! I love simple and delicious meals like this.

Heather @ said...

I have the same steamer insert! it's so simple and handy.

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather said...

I have the same steamer insert! It's so simple and handy.

Lauren said...

Looks so delicious! I never thought to steam my veggies, I'm always roasting or grilling them.

Great workouts this week girl!

Kelsey said...

what a fabulous little invention!!! its funny how i always think "why didnt i think of that!!" after its actually made hehe :)

btw. the sweet potato and parsnip photo is funny yet looks kinda cute..theyve become veggie friends <3

xoxo

TiffersRunsTX said...

You know I LOVE dishes with a ton of color, and that looks simply amazing. :)

Happy belated to your Sissy!

homecookedem said...

That looks like something I would LOVE!! :)

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

blogmol01Happy Birthday to your sis! Can't wait for our walk on Sunday. It can't get here fast enough!

hbobier said...

I have that same steamer!! Mine's red, but I adore it. Makes steaming veggies super easy. Might need to try some parsnips though...

*Naomi* said...

i love that strainer! i have a silver one but its bulky and yes I stick it INSIDE the pot and it never fits! i love that you can throw that in any pot and it will form to it! awesome!!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

CUTE bowl and super practical!!! Wow, have never seen anything like that, how neat!

And the red sodium beans...I have never bought those, have bought some Eden Organics brands, but yes, I am a reduced sodium girl..all the way!

tam said...

Love your new blog look! I have a steamer just like that but its metal, it was the only thing that got me through the 6 weeks in hotel hell! My favorite healthy meal has to be plain steamed veg in some sort of tomato pesto sauce with fish or tofu, I also love soup x x x

Kylie @ A Hungry Spoon said...

Your vegan bowl looks so tasty! I love making mine with quinoa, roasted veggies, and toasted pumpkin seeds :) Thanks for sharing!

Lea @ Healthy Coconut said...

How long did you steam the veggies for?

What a great idea for quick and easy weeknight meals. I'm going to add this to my list. I'm always looking for quick meals and then I cook more time consuming recipes on the weekend.

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

I'm a big fan of stir fries as my go-to healthy meal. So many varieties!

No work-out plans for me this week. I'm taking it easy for the first time in a long time! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy Thursday!

Katie said...

I love easy dinner bowls like that! Might make one tonight, since we literally have NO food.

Have a good week!

Sarah said...

That looks scrumptious! Parnsips and sweet potatoes are so good together.

Do you like the steamer insert? I need one of those.

Maggie @ Say Yes to Salad said...

Looks awesome. And happy bday Kim! (We have the same bday... oh, well actually I guess we are a day apart because you posted this yesterday, haha.) I love steaming things.

Stacey said...

Ha girl. I never received my Galaxy granola from the contest. Not a problem just wasn't sure if it was lost. :)