If you haven’t figured it out I have a real obsession with sweet potatoes. There are just so many different ways to enjoy them and in most recipes they can be done on the fly. They can be prepared sweet, savory, or spicy.
There are many nutritional benefits to eating sweet potatoes. They are high in Vitamin A, E and C, fiber, potassium and iron. Many say sweet potatoes are one of the most nutritional veggies out there!
When in doubt, throw a sweet potato in the recipe or use it as a side! :) Not Yams! Yams are not even the same species and don’t carry the same nutritional value as sweet potatoes. So don’t even try to say they are the same. A sweet potato is a sweet potato and a yam is a yam!
Ok- now that I have had time to cool down let’s get into the dish shall we? I decided to stick with power ingredients for this recipe. Adding quinoa- protein packed, pomegranate seeds- antioxidant packed, and pumpkin seeds-magnesium packed. This power bowl was going to give me superpowers or at least a super healthy meal...
Recipe Serves 4
3 Large Sweet Potatoes
1 cup uncooked quinoa
3 Large Grilled Chicken Breasts
3 cups Arugula
1 cup Pomegranate Seeds
½ cup Pumpkin Seeds
½ cup Crumbled Feta
1 cup Olive Oil
¼ cup Dijon Mustard
¼ cup White Wine Vinegar
1/2 Lemon juiced
2 TB Honey
1 garlic clove
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Peel and cube potatoes. Place on a baking sheet and drizzle in olive oil, salt and pepper.
Place in oven for 20-25 minutes. Mix halfway through.
Prepare quinoa according to directions, drain, and set aside.
While quinoa and potatoes are cooking, cube up grilled chicken.
Once potatoes are done remove and let cool 5 min.
Mix together Dressing ingredients in jar and shake.
Place quinoa, chicken, potatoes, arugula in bowl. Sprinkle the top with pumpkin, pomegranate seeds and feta.
Drizzle a few tablespoons of dressing over bowl.