Black Bean Sweet Potato High Protein Bowl
Sweet potatoes and vegetables make the best high protein bowl recipes. That’s because they are delicious and simple to make. If you are looking for healthy vegan/ vegetarian recipes for meal prep and weight loss this is the one you have to try. Sweet potato black bean meals are one of the best plant based lunches, dinners, and on the go dishes.
This Black Bean Sweet Potato recipe is 100% plant based. Furthermore this vegan bowl recipe contains over 20 grams of protein. Similarly it is high in fiber and vitamin A. This plant based protein recipe is great for weight loss because the protein and fiber keeps you full.
This plant based protein recipe is also great for health and building muscle tone. Black Beans are high in protein and Fiber. They also provide any vitamins and minerals like B1, folate, and magnesium. That’s why I add them to vegan bowl recipes.
Perfect For Lunch, Dinner, & Meal Prep
Sweet potatoes are lower in calories yet high in nutrients. They contain protein, fiber, calcium, and 120% vitamin A. Also vitamin B6, vitamin C, and potassium. They’re perfect for plant based protein recipes.
What do you need?
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 1 head of cabbage
- 4 large carrots
- 2 cups mini bell peppers (or 3 big bell peppers)
- 1 can of black beans
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tbsp salt
- 1/2 tbsp pepper
- 1/2 tbsp black garlic powder
- 2 tbsp nutritional Yeast
- 1 oz chopped green onions for garnish
- 1 oz chopped cilantro for garnish
- 2 tsp red chili flakes
How do you make it?
- Prep all your vegetables, cut the sweet potatoes into quarter inch thick slices
- Drizzle everything with olive oil and sprinkle with the seasoning
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
- Bake the sweet potatoes first (on a sheet pan) for 15 minutes
- Carefully take the sheet pan out the oven and add the rest of the vegetables
- Continue to bake everything for 15 minutes
- Divide into 3 servings – add the black beans
- Garnish with green onions and cilantro
What are the nutritional information for this Sweet potato black bean bowl with vegetables?
- Nutrition Facts:
- Servings: 3
- Amount per serving
- Calories 323
- % Daily Value*
- Total Fat 10g 13%
- Saturated Fat 1.5g 7%
- Cholesterol 0mg 0%
- Sodium 149mg 6%
- Total Carbohydrate 55.1g 20%
- Dietary Fiber 14.5g 52%
- Total Sugars 20.3g
- Protein 14.1 g
- Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
- Calcium 163mg 13%
- Iron 4mg 22%
- Potassium 961mg 20%
Cooking tips: How to make the best crispy sweet potatoes?
Rinse them in warm water and pat them dry with power towels. Use a sharpie and sturdy vegetable peeler to remove some or all of the skin. Sometimes I leave the skin on because it’s packed with vitamin A among other things. Do your best to make them all the same size when you slice the sweet potatoes into pieces. Properly grease your sheet pan or use parchment paper. Evenly season the pieces with salt and other spices. Make sure the oven is hot before you bake them and don’t over cook. Remove them from the oven when done don’t just turn the oven off.
Black Bean Sweet Potato Plant Protein Bowl Recipe
- 2 Large sweet potatoes
- 1 Head cabbage
- 4 Large carrots
- 2 Cups bell peppers chopped
- 1 Can black beans
- 1/2 Tbsp salt
- 1/2 Tbsp black pepper
- 1/2 Tbsp black garlic pepper
- 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Oz green onion chopped
- 1 Oz cilantro chopped
- 2 Tsp red chili flakes
Rinse and prep your veggies
Peel the sweet potato skin off if you want
Cut the sweet potatoes into a quarter inch thick slices
Toss them in oil and spices
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
Bake the sweet potatoes first (on a sheet pan) for 15 minutes
Carefully pull out the sheet pan and add the rest of the vegetables
Bake everything for another 15 minutes
Garnish with green onions and cilantro
Try meal prepping this recipe into 3 healthy portions! See secondary recipe instructions for ingredients.