This Fall Grain Nourish Bowl is the perfect combination of comfort and nourishment! Packed with fiber, and flavor, it’s a delicious way to eat a balanced meal.
Who doesn’t love a warm grain bowl during the colder months? They’re so easy to toss together on the fly or prepare in advance for ease throughout the week.
We’re all about prioritizing the combination of enjoyment and nourishment here at Nutrition Stripped. And this recipe is a beautiful example of just that!
Using the Foundational Five to Create This Balanced Fall Grain Nourish Bowl
In case you’re new to the NS Community and the Mindful Nutrition Method, the Foundational Five system is part of how we teach you to build balanced meals. It makes it easy for you to give your body the nourishment you need while having the flexibility to enjoy the foods you love without stressing about food.
The Foundational Five is made up of five elements of nutrition including Protein, Fat, Non-starchy Carbohydrates, starchy & Sugary Carbohydrates, and the Flavor Factor (which brings vibrancy, deliciousness, and enjoyment to your meals).
This recipe contains all five elements, making it a balanced meal for you to enjoy!
You can download our free guide that walks you through our Foundational Five system for creating balanced meals that you can use to meal prep or cook fresh this week!
Tempeh Nutrition Benefits
Excellent Source of Plant-based Protein
Tempeh is great for anyone who prefers to eat a plant-based diet, or those looking to simply switch up their usual protein intake. Tempeh has 15 grams of protein in one 3-ounce serving.
Packed with Micronutrients
It’s also a wonderful source of important micronutrients that your body craves. Eating tempeh increases your manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, and riboflavin intake.
Supports a Healthy Gut Microbiome
Tempeh is jam-packed with prebiotics. To give you a bit of context, prebiotics and probiotics work synonymously to maintain a healthy, thriving gut microbiome. Studies actually show that tempeh can help increase the concentrations of good gut bacteria, which is thought to play a central role in overall health (1).
Ingredients Needed To Make This Fall Grain Nourish Bowl
- Butternut squash
- Brussels sprouts
- Maple Tahini Lemon Drizzle
How To Make This Fall Grain Nourish Bowl
You’ll cook your vegetables and tempeh in the oven, then prepare your quinoa on the stovetop. Once all of your ingredients are prepared, you can toss them into a bowl to serve.
Either mix everything up for a delicious combination of flavors or keep things in their separate places for an aesthetically pleasing presentation. The choice is yours!
Tips For Making This Fall Grain Nourish Bowl
There are a couple of tips you should keep in mind that will help you store, add versatility, and enjoy this delicious nourish bowl.
Switch it up
Not in the mood for tempeh? Or maybe you don’t have time to make your dressing from scratch? You can use some tofu instead of tempeh, or opt for an easy combo of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar as a dressing instead.
Store in a glass container
To keep this for up to 5 days, store it in an air-tight glass container. These are great if you like to prepare your meals in advance for the week.
FAQ About How To Make This Fall Grain Nourish Bowl
What if my family doesn’t like plant-based protein?
The beauty of this recipe is you can really make it unique to yourself. You can easily swap out the tempeh for any protein of choice, or even prepare two different types and let your family decide!
Everything else in the recipe can stay the same, so there’s no need to prepare two whole separate meals. Because who enjoys doing that?!
How can I save myself some time when preparing this dish?
I love to prepare my quinoa in advance but roast my veggies the day of. Quinoa can easily be cooked 4-5 days ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. That way, you’re just dressing and roasting veggies, and combining everything together!