Spicy Sweet Potato Avocado Rice Bowls

Sweet Potato Avocado Rice Bowls

Recently Ryan and I decided to start getting in the habit of “Meatless Mondays”, which is a reminder of how much his eating habits have changed since meeting me. Five years ago there never could have been such a thing. It’s time to share, no matter how simple it is. I even started a new category here for this sorta dish called “Everyday Eats.” I’m excited to share more of those meals that are thrown together with pantry stock and seasonal bits, but still have an overall vibe of wellness and vibrance too. Hope you can feel me on this.

These Spicy Sweet Potato Avocado Rice Bowls are comfort food meets nutritious, lazy meets foodie, and quick meets delicious. Not to mention they are the perfect picture of ingredients that are always in my kitchen. I always have extra of my favorite ingredients around because half of our meals are seriously just thrown together. Planning for every meal of the week in advance? Ain’t nobody got time for that.

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These Spicy Sweet Potato Avocado Rice Bowls are clean eating at its finest. No bag of kale or raw carrots here, because seriousssslllyyyyy, I can only eat so many raw carrots.

Avocados contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, many of which are easily absorbed by the body.  A large sweet potato contains more than a day’s worth of vitamin A, essential for eyesight and reproductive health. It also has B vitamins, fiber and potassium and an antioxidant called glutathione, which may enhance immunity and supports metabolism. Black beans are also a fantastic source of protein! These bowls are so good that they even got meat-loving-hubby approved!

Even sauce is healthy in these bowls! Made with Greek yogurt, avocado, a little garlic, juice of a lime, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper, it’s so easy to whip up for a weeknight dinner. I’m not going to claim its Chipotle, but it’ll keep your wallet heavier and lighten your ass.

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Spicey Sweet Potato Avocado Rice Bowls
 
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Serves: 4 rice bowls
Ingredients
  • 1 medium sweet potato, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • 1 small avocado, diced
  • 2 scallions, diced
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • avocado yogurt sauce
  • ½ cup greek yogurt
  • 1 small avocado
  • ½ clove garlic
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook 1 cup brown rice in a rice cooker according to the instructions (it takes mine about 60 min, so I will start the rice about 30 minutes before everything else).
  2. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  3. Toss sweet potato cubes with oil, chile powder, salt, and pepper; spread sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove sweet potatoes from the oven and set aside.
  4. In a small food processor, blend together the yogurt, avocado, garlic, lime juice. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  5. Assemble rice bowls with roasted sweet potatoes, diced avocado, black beans, scallions and cheese. Serve with avocado yogurt sauce.
Notes
Vegan option: Sub cashew cream for yogurt. Blend until creamy: ½ cup raw, unsalted cashews (soaked for at least 1 hour) with ½ cup water. (also, omit cheese)

 

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    footnotes and finds

    Yum! this not only looks delicious but perfect for a vegetarian like myself that is trying to eat healthy!

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    Lauren

    This looks so good!! I love a good vegetarian meal.. pinned for later

    Olivia Kaye

    Two of my favorite things: Avocado and Sweet Potato. I love this. I can’t wait to try!

    Jamie | The Kitchenarium

    That sauce sounds amazing. I love how beautiful these bowls are.

    Erica

    Ok, I have leftover avocado, yogurt and sweet potato in my fridge (seriously, that is about all I have in my fridge because I need to go shopping). Anyway, I’m making this tonight. Thanks!

    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health

    the dressing with sweet potato looks wonderful.

    Chanelle

    These look phenomenal and I love food in a bowl. Need to pin this so I can make soon.

    Vi Dotter

    Pinning this for later – looks so amazing. What a great idea to challenge yourself with “Meatless Mondays” – especially to do it as a couple. I would have a hard time because my hubby is a bit of a knucklehead when it comes to change. You are doing a great job here – what amazing photos and such a considerate posts. I am a fan.

    Amanda

    Another recipe to trick my husband into eating healthy! Looks good!

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