Sweet Potato & Coconut Quinoa Bowl {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan}

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Sweet Potato & Coconut Quinoa Bowl {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan}
 
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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegetarian & Vegan
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 large sweet potatoes (approximately 1 lb.), peeled and cut into ¾ inch cubes
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. organic coconut oil, melted
  • 1½ Tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 3 Tbsp. sunflower seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
Instructions
  1. Cook the quinoa according to package directions. Remove from heat, drain in a strainer and rinse.
  2. Meanwhile, cook sweet potatoes in boiling salted water to cover until tender, about 15 minutes; remove from heat and drain well.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, sweet potatoes, balsamic vinegar, coconut oil, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and sea salt; gently toss to coat.
  4. Serve warm.
Notes
Serving Size: 1 ~ Calories: 180 ~ Fat: 4 ~ Protein: 4g ~ Carb: 19g ~ Fiber: 2g ~ Sugar: 1g ~ Sodium: 66mg

 

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25 replies
  1. Carol
    Carol says:

    We really do get in our own way when it comes to our life sometimes, don’t we? This recipe looks so good – a perfect meal for a rainy (but warm) spring day!

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  2. Carolina
    Carolina says:

    This is looking great, and I am trying it right now, just bought all the ingredients. I am amazed how the potatoes became so unusual – my kids will love this dish since they are too bored with regular look of potatoes and I am always looking to get their interest to food.

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  3. michele
    michele says:

    Love anything with sweet potatoes! Here’s a time and dish saving suggestion from Korean cuisine: you can cook the sweet potatoes in with the quinoa! For Korean sweet potato rice you just lay the diced yams on top of the grains and boil it all in one pot, drain it, then toss the yams through the grains with your seasonings. Super easy. Here’s an example: http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/gogumabap

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  4. Jan
    Jan says:

    This recipe sounds great. A good on the road breakfast. I love the enjoy life brand foods. The candy bars are to die for!

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  5. Tony Brake
    Tony Brake says:

    This is an amazingly original idea! Looks delicious and filling in addition to quite nutritious. Can’t wait to try it.

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  6. Stephanie M
    Stephanie M says:

    I’m hoping this is the place for your Enjoy Life giveaway. I don’t see anything listed about it on your site.

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  7. Deanna
    Deanna says:

    just wanted to say thank you for so many good good allergy friendly recipes you have made my life just that much nicer :)

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  8. JoAnn
    JoAnn says:

    Your recipes always look yummy. Thanks for all the allergy free ideas. Just checked the ingredients for the Luce’s breads. So excited that they are also corn free, Yaaaaaaaay! Would love to try them, hint hint and wishful thinking ;)

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  9. Lori Williams
    Lori Williams says:

    This sounds delicious!! My husband and I love sweet potatoes, but we get tired of eating them baked. This will be a great change AND we just bought our first jar of coconut oil!! Oh how we LOVE it!! Thank you also for the great encouragement. As I have shared before, we are trying to eat healthy and cleaner, and its been a long journey. I think we have both gotten very frustrated, especially at the beginning because we were trying to make to many changes to quickly. So we have slowed down, taking smaller steps, and just enjoying each step along the way. Thankful that we may not be where we want to be, but we are definately not where we were a year ago, or even a week ago!! Thanks also for the great giveaway, again!! My son, who has celiac, says that one of the things he misses most is sourdough bread!! I was so excited to see it in the giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win some!!

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  10. Karen D
    Karen D says:

    This sounds delicious. Nice, colorful presentation. Pleasing to the eye as well as the palate! And I have all the ingredients at home, so I just might try this tonight. Pinning in case I don’t. :)

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