– Gluten Free – Dairy Free Option – Soy Free – Plant Based Option –
I always half the brussel sprouts and cut the yams into 1 inch by 1 inch pieces. When you put the veg into the oven, I separate my yams and sprouts like this onto separate sides of the pan in case I want to pull the brussels out sooner than the yams (as they can cook faster).
When it comes to proportions and how much of each item you want to put in this bowl, put whatever amount you want! Don’t feel restricted to the amount I have written in the recipe. I somedays feel more like yams and less spinach or vice versa. Don’t feel like you need to put all of the Brussel sprouts in either! It is in your hands! Also there will probably be left over sauce, I usually use the leftover for yam fries dip!
If you don’t love garlic, I can tell you right now, you will not like this dish lol. Funny back story – my boyfriend loves yam fries with this garlic mayo sauce -which is where I came up with this bowl idea. So I thought, might as well try it out on my girlfriend Alyssa when she is town because she’s vegetarian and loves a good veggie bowl for lunch. The two of us went on a nice hike and I prepared this dish for her, but what I forgot to remember was the fact Alyssa had a date after our little lunch get together (opps). Poor Alyssa went on her date as the garlic-breathed-monster and it’s all my fault, ahh! So moral of the story is don’t eat this bowl before a date! If you are someone that does not love garlic, don’t feel the need to put lots of minced garlic in or any at all. A lot of people just eat this bowl with plain mayo. The veg is the true feature anyways.
This bowl is great because yams are loaded with Vitamin A, fibre and Vitamin C. Then there is the dark leafy greens and veggies like the spinach and brussels – which we can seriously never get enough of because of its antioxidant power! Quinoa is a great source of protein and it is naturally gluten free – woot! This bowl is hearty and also great for you!