A meal so filling you won’t miss the meat!
Stews are the savior of weekday dinners. They make it possible to enjoy a homemade dinner from scratch without breaking the kitchen. With this one-pot pan for sweet potatoes, kale and quinoa, you no longer have to worry about cleaning multiple pots and pans after dinner. Simply put all the ingredients in a saucepan. Let it simmer until the quinoa is light and fluffy and the sweet potatoes are soft and tender.
This dish is not straight also easy to do. It’s also a nutrient-dense meal that is loaded with healthy ingredients and incredible flavors that will make you feel great when you consume them. We use 100 percent vegan ingredients to prepare this one-pot pan meal. It’s filled with vegetable protein to keep you feeling full longer. You will feel ready to tackle the world and meet your weight loss goals after serving this high protein, low calorie dish.
Quinoa: One of the best sources of vegetable protein
Quinoa is an absolute nutritional powerhouse in this one-pot recipe for sweet potatoes, kale, and quinoa pans. It’s one of our favorite sources for vegetable protein because it’s easy to cook, tastes great, and has eight grams of protein and five grams of fiber per cup.
While quinoa comes from a grain, it is gluten-free because we are actually eating the seeds of the quinoa plant. It is a suitable substitute for cereal grains such as barley or rice and, due to its high protein content, is perfect for vegetarian meals. It’s also a complete protein, so it contains all of the amino acids your body needs (just like meat).
Plus, this sweet potato, kale, and quinoa stew pan contains cannellini beans, another fantastic source of plant-based protein. Each cup of cannellini beans contains 16 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber. It also contains iron and potassium, as well as a little calcium and vitamin K. However, be sure to choose a low-sodium can. Otherwise, you could be bringing a lot of excess sodium into this bowl.
Superfood sweet potatoes and kale
We wouldn’t be sure if we weren’t talking about the superfood status of sweet potatoes and kale. Sweet potatoes are full of vitamin A and beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that is beneficial for eye health and boosts the immune system. Meanwhile, kale is one of the most nutritious vegetables you can consume. It is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. As a bonus, the high fiber content also helps you stay full longer!
Serve this sweet potato, kale, and quinoa pan
There are so many reasons to love this recipe: it’s easy to make, doesn’t mess up loads of dishes, and it’s a complete meal. Since this pan contains vegetables, quinoa and beans, there are no side dishes to prepare. Just serve as it is in a bowl and cover with it Dairy-free parmesan, if you wish. If you don’t want to use all of the plant-based ingredients, put a fried egg on top of the leftovers and serve for breakfast the next morning.
Alternatively, you can use this recipe as a side dish. Whip one Cauliflower steak with a herb crust or a Mushroom lentil bread as a vegetarian main course and serve this delicious stir-fry on the side. Of course, if you’re the only one following a plant-based diet, you can make this recipe as a side dish for the meat-eaters in the family and enjoy it as a main meal.
- 2 Sweet potatoes medium-sized, cut into small cubes
- 1 Red onion small, diced small
- 1 clove of garlic chopped
- 1 teaspoon rosemary fresh, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 15th Ounces Cannellini beans canned, drained and rinsed
- 1 Cup Andean millet uncooked
- 1 1/2 cups Vegetable broth or water, plus additional as needed
- 1 lb Kale shredded
In a large pan, combine the sweet potatoes, red onions, garlic, rosemary, salt, pepper, beans, quinoa and vegetable stock. Stir to combine.
Heat the pan over medium-high heat until the liquid boils.
Reduce the heat to a low value and cover the pan. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes until the liquid is absorbed.
Remove the lid and add the kale. If desired, add up to 1/2 cup additional broth to loosen the mixture. Stir until the kale is wilted.
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8th
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