It’s no surprise that I love veggies. I’ve been going on and on about my love affair since forever. Now that I’m eating 90% vegan, I am even more intrigued by the versatility of vegetables. At the moment this Sweet Potato and Couscous Veggie Bowl is my new favourite.
Going Vegan is hard.
It has been a hard process. You can read about our initial switch here and here. Let me tell you upfront, if you have been living off of animal products for most of your life, the switch is nothing short of impossible…If I can give any advice, it would be to take it easy.
Transition into your plant-based diet slowly. Try and get used to the fact that you need to manage your time way more efficiently and planning, prepping and execution is crucial. Don’t think you can skip cooking yourself a proper lunch to just grab something at woolies. The options are limited and most of the time, convenient foods are full of preservatives and added salt or sugar.
It’s all about balance.
You have to be clever. Read, explore and educate yourself. You need to balance your carbs, fats and proteins. Don’t think you can live of smoothie bowls and peanut butter toast for the rest of your vegan years. Plants offer all your basic nutritional requirements, but you need to include an array of veggies, fruits and legumes from a – z to get optimum macro nutrients.
Bowl yourself over.
Today’s recipe is also such a versatile concept. Veggie bowls aren’t new, but we’ve seen it jump straight up on the trend scale that we simply have to explore it more closely.
I’m happy I did! Again, make sure you prep your ingredients beforehand – that’s what your Sunday is for people. I decided to make my veggie bowl with spicy maple roasted sweet potato wedges, a couscous and spinach pilau, tomato salsa and a gorgeous avocado rose.
Whatever you choose to put into your bowl, you will feel great and you will nourish your body like you won’t believe. Most important, choose real and whole ingredients with minimal processing and make a conscious effort to know what you put in your body. If you need more Sweet Potato recipe inspiration, have a look at this roundup I did a couple of weeks ago – I’m sure we can make them vegan! Have a great week!