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Mexican Vegan Black Bean & Sweet Potato Skillet

Color me telepathic, but I have a sneaking suspicion you could use an easy meal using mostly pantry ingredients. 

Sometimes we need cooking to be the easiest thing we’ve done all day or could simply use a win, and this vegan black bean sweet potato skillet is exactly that!

Incorporating basic ingredients you likely already have on hand, you’ll likely not even need to leave the house to make this beauty happen.

Bonus points: this recipe makes a TON of food – great for feeding the whole family or for meal prepping.

Bonus points, the sequel: You can make all sorts of changes to this meal based on what you have on hand!

This colorful, nutritious meal includes sweet potato, black beans, quinoa, bell pepper, onion, garlic, salsa and chili powder. The end result? A hearty meal that’ll tickle the tongue buds and make you feel satisfied.

The best part? This vegan Mexican inspired meal is so easy to prepare. Let’s talk about it!

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Warm Brussel Sprout Salad with Kale, Quinoa and Bacon Vinaigrette

A warm  shredded brussel sprouts salad with kale, quinoa, crispy bacon, avocado, pear, walnuts, and a warm bacon-cider vinaigrette. This nutritious salad is inviting during the cold weather months.

I created this recipe for The California Avocado Commission. You can skip to the recipe HERE or continue reading.

Warm Brussles Sprouts Salad with Kale, Quinoa, Pears, and Bacon Vinaigrette - an incredibly nutritious salad or side dish to share with friends and family | TheRoastedRoot.com #glutenfree #healthyrecipe

How do you feel about warm salads? I’ve gotta say, I absolutely love them!

If you’re a salad fiend, you may have noticed raw vegetables can be a bit tough on your digestive system. All it takes is a quick steam or saute to soften up the fibers so that your GI tract processes them easier so that they don’t cause GI upset and the nutrients are better absorbed.

I find lightly sauteed hearty greens like kale and brussel sprouts make for a filling salad that is easy on the digestive system and so cozy and inviting during the fall and winter months. With fall rapidly approaching, I’ll be whipping up warm salads regularly for lunches and dinners.

This salad is loaded with goodies! Shredded brussels sprouts, kale, quinoa, California avocado, sliced pears, and toasted walnuts make up this nutritious texturally-pleasing dish. The whole thing is tied together with a simple bacon-cider vinaigrette for a straightforward yet comforting and nourishing meal.

Essentially, it checks all the boxes!

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Vegetable Quinoa Fried “Rice”

Mock fried rice jam packed with vegetables and made with quinoa. This healthful side dish (or meal) is easily adaptable and is full of essential nutrients. Lately, I’ve been all about super simple skillet meals. I’ve just been chopping up vegetables and tossing them in the cast iron skillet (or wok) with whatever else sounds …

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Mango Edamame Quinoa Salad

Light and flavorful quinoa salad with mango, edamame, bell pepper, flaked coconut, roasted almonds, and basil. This super nutritious salad is perfect for summer picnics and barbecues!

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Mango Edamame Quinoa Salad - a nutritious side dish perfect for sharing with friends and family #vegan #paleo | TheRoastedRoot.net

Quinoa and I have been getting along famously lately. I have a tendency to set my sights on a specific food and let that flame just.rage, only coming up for air once I’ve sufficiently quenched that particular thirst. Lately, I’ve been on a quinoa kick, as I’ve been incorporating it into my daily lunch or dinner salad as a trusted source for carbs.

There are few carbs my digestive system enjoys processing, you see, so once I find one that works for my body, I get a little elated. I keep my diet fairly low-carb for health reasons (read more about that here), and my body is very picky about its preferred source of carbs. As it turns out, I process quinoa famously, which is great news because it’s one of those highly nutritious whole foods that’s super easy to incorporate into my daily life.

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Crunchy Quinoa Cabbage Broccoli Spinach Salad

Nutrient packed detox spinach salad with quinoa, broccoli, cabbage, cashews, bacon, chopped roast turkey, dried cranberries, and orange-ginger dressing. This super flavorful entree salad recipe is sure to satisfy! I just about titled this post “All the Salads Salad,” because (spoiler alert) it is comprised of four different salads. I know, crazy, right? four salads …

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Turmeric Quinoa Breakfast Bowls with Peppers and Kale

Savory quinoa breakfast bowls with sauteed bell peppers, onion, and kale, topped with a runny egg and avocado – a well-rounded superfood paleo breakfast to keep you energized and on track throughout the day. This post is sponsored by Thrive® Culinary Algae Oil. In the five years I’ve been blogging, I’ve watched various products and types …

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Indian-Spiced Lentil and Quinoa Stuffing

Thanksgiving stuffing (or dressing) made healthy with Indian-spiced lentils, quinoa, parsnips, toasted pine nuts, golden raisins, and more! A healthful side dish for your holiday gatherings. This post is sponsored by Pacific Foods. Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and I’m sure those of you who are preparing or contributing to a feast this year are already …

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Cooling Tri-Color Quinoa Salad with Cucumber, Mint, and Lime Dressing

Thank you Bob’s Red Mill for sponsoring this post! For more delicious recipes and a coupon for $1.00 off any product, please visit BobsRedMill.com! Summer, people! The flowers have bloomed, it’s flip flop and muscle T weather, you’ve broken out your Pac-Man tank top circa 1998, high-waisted jorts circa 1992 and 2015, and teal sparkly jelly sandals circa 1989…life …

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Grilled Zucchini, Corn, and Beet Quinoa Salad with Lime Dressing

This grilled zucchini, corn, and beet quinoa salad is colorful, nutritious, and the perfect side dish for summer barbecues and picnics   Zucchini and corn season has returned! What ever are we to do? Lettuce grill them! <- Get it? I’m a riot on Mondays. …and while we’re at it, lettuce grill up some beets …

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