Eat Your Veggies Bowl with “Cheese” Sauce

This bowl is another quick go-to I love to make for a weeknight meal. You can play around with other veggies you may want to add in. Any veggies will taste great with the “cheese” sauce. I want to point out the sauce is the same sauce I use for the Fettuccine Alfredo recipe (listed below on “posts” page). I like to make Fettuccine one night and save the leftovers for this dish the next night to avoid any waste. I have also used this sauce with tortilla chips (coconut flour-based) as a nacho “cheese”. This dish is fairly low-fat, with the only fat content coming from the cashews in the cheese and a bit of olive oil for the kale. It’s also high in protein thanks to the garbanzo beans.  Let me know how you like the dish!

INGREDIENTS:

For the bowl:

1 head of dinosaur kale

1- 15 oz. can of garbanzo beans

1 head of broccoli

3 cups of potatoes, chopped and peeled

1/2 t. Red Pepper flakes

2 cloves of garlic, minced

Olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

FOR THE “CHEESE” SAUCE:

3 medium Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and chopped

1 small yellow onion (or 1/2 of a large), chopped

3/4 c. baby carrots chopped in half

4 cloves of garlic

3/4 c. cashews

1/2 c. water veggies are boiled in

1 T. nutritional yeast

1/4 t. Turmeric

Salt to taste

DIRECTIONS FOR THE BOWL:

In a large pot, boil broccoli and strain once soft reserving boiling water for potatoes. Boil the potatoes until soft the strain and set aside. Meanwhile, thinly chop the dinosaur kale into strips. In a pan, saute the garlic with olive oil and red pepper flakes until the garlic is translucent. Add in the kale and garbanzo beans. Continue to saute for about 5-7 minutes until the kale has wilted and everything has warmed up.

FOR THE “CHEESE” SAUCE:

Boil water in a  large pot, and add  potatoes, onion, carrots and garlic until all veggies are soft. Once soft, strain vegetable and reserve 1/2 cup of the water they were boiled in. Add all veggies, cashews and water to a Vitamix of high speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. (This can be made ahead of time or even the day before and re-heated).

Transfer broccoli, potatoes and kale saute on to a plate or bowl of choice. Drizzle with “cheese” sauce and enjoy!

 

 

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