Hippie Bowls can Step Up your Food Prep Game

Hippie bowls are an endlessly customizable one-dish meal for all foodies! They can be made vegetarian, or you can easily add meat proteins to supplement your diet. Standard hippie bowls are half vegetables with the rest divided between grains and legumes (or meat proteins).

The basic instructions that will have you indulging in a healthy hippie bowl ASAP are:
1. Prepare grain base
2. Cook your proteins, and set aside to cool
3. Cut, chop, grate, and/or cook your vegetables
4. Combine or arrange into reusable containers

Below are three variations of the hippie bowl. You can prep 2 to 3 variations at the same time to last the whole week. As well, extra proteins and vegetables can be thrown into the fridge for snacking. Prep and cook time are dependent on the grain base, vegetables, and proteins chosen, however the following can be used as a rough guideline:

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Serving size: Varies based on grain base, proteins, and vegetable prepping preference

Taco Hippie Bowl

 


Ingredients:
• Grain base (white or brown rice, quinoa, basmati rice, zucchini noodles: Pictured – brown rice)
• Chicken breast
• Tomatoes
• Avocado
• Black beans
• Corn
• Cheddar cheese
• Choice of greens
• Salsa
• Olive oil
• Taco dipping spread
• Garlic blend
• Salt and pepper
• Taco seasoning spice
• Buffalo ranch sauce

Instructions:

1. Prepare grains according to package instructions

a. Advice: Don’t add oil to water; it coats the rice and causes it to cook slower
a. Tip: Spike the water with your favourite spice blend for added flavour. We recommend trying the deluxe garlic spice blend from Silk Road

2. Scoop ½ cup prepared rice into storage dish
3. Rub chicken with taco seasoning spice, cut into pieces, and pan fry in olive oil on medium heat – once chicken is cooked (no pink on inside), set aside to cool
4. Cut up your avocado and cherry tomatoes, add to dish
5. Drain and rinse black beans, add about 1 tablespoon to dish
6. Rinse greens, add 1 small handful to dish
7. Add ½ cup of sliced, cooled chicken to dish
8. Scoop generous 1 tablespoon salsa into centre of bowl
9. Scoop generous 1 tablespoon taco dip into centre of bowl
10. Drizzle bowl with buffalo ranch sauce
11. Top with cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper
12. Must be refrigerated and consumed within 3 to 4 days

Greek Hippie Bowl

 

Greek Hippy bowl
Ingredients:
• Grain base (white or brown rice, quinoa, basmati rice, zucchini noodles: Pictured – brown rice)
• Sliced cucumbers
• Kalamata olives
• Falafels
• Choice of greens
• Avocado
• Cucumber
• Feta cheese
• Red onions
• Salt and pepper
• Garlic blend
• Greek vinaigrette
• Hummus

Instructions:

1. Prepare grains according to package instructions
2. Scoop ½ cup prepared rice into dish
3. Bake or microwave falafels (according to package instructions), set aside to cool
4. Cut up avocado, cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers, then add to dish
5. Rinse greens, add 1 small handful to dish
6. Add cooled falafels to centre of bowl
7. Scoop generous 1 tablespoon of hummus on top of falafels
8. Drizzle with Greek vinaigrette
9. Top with feta cheese, salt, and pepper
10. Must be refrigerated and consumed within 3 to 4 days

Vegetarian Hippie Bowl:

 


Ingredients:
• Yams
• Red and yellow bell peppers
• Carrots
• Chickpeas
• Greens mix (beet and lettuce slaw pictured)
• Green Goddess dressing
• Rustic Roasting spice blend
• Garlic blend
• Salt and Pepper

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
2. To prep yams:
a. Peel yams and rinse
b. Cut into squares
c. Toss in olive oil and garlic blend
d. Arrange on prepped baking sheet
e. Put on bottom rack of the oven and bake for 30 minutes (or until tender)
3. Prepare grains according to package instructions
4. Scoop ½ cup prepared rice into dish
5. To prep chickpeas:

a. Rinse chickpeas and blot dry with paper towel
b. Toss chickpeas in olive oil season with Rustic Roasting Blend (or your favourite spices),
c. Arrange on prepped baking sheet
d. Bake for 30 minutes (until chickpeas are golden brown and crunchy)
e. You can bake these at the same time as the yams, on the oven’s top shelf

6. Prepare falafels according to instructions on package or purchase pre-made falafels and microwave. Set aside to cool.
7. To prep bell peppers:

a. Rinse peppers and cut into squares
b. Pan fry on medium heat with olive oil and season with Rustic Roasting spice blend
c. Set aside to cool

8. Rinse greens, and add 1 small handful to dish
9. Grate carrots, and add to bowl
10. Add cooled yams, chickpeas, falafels, and peppers around edges of the dish
11. Drizzle with Green Goddess sauce
12. Add salt and pepper
13. Must be refrigerated and consumed within 3 to 4 days

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