this Autumn cereal food bowl is the perfect combination of comfort and care! Packed with fiber and flavor, it’s a delicious way to have a balanced meal.
Who doesn’t love a warm bowl of grain in the colder months? They’re so easy to throw together in a snap or prep them in advance for the whole week.
At Nutrition Stripped, we attach great importance to the combination of enjoyment and nutrition. And this recipe is a fine example of that!
Using the Foundational Five to create this balanced fall grain food bowl
If you are new to the Nazi community and the Mindful Nutrition Method, the Foundational Five system is part of how we teach you how to prepare balanced meals. It makes it easy for you to feed your body the nutrition it needs while having the flexibility to enjoy the foods you love without worrying about the food.
The Foundational Five is made up of five nutritional elements including protein, fat, non-starchy carbohydrates, starchy and sugary carbohydrates, and the flavor factor (which gives your meals liveliness, deliciousness, and enjoyment).
This recipe incorporates all five of the elements, making it a well-balanced meal to enjoy!
You can Download our free guide who walks you through our Foundational Five system to create balanced meals to use for meal prep or fresh cooking this week!
Nutritional benefits of tempeh
Excellent source of vegetable protein
Tempeh is ideal for everyone who prefers a plant-based diet or simply wants to change their usual protein intake. Tempeh contains 15 grams of protein in a 3-ounce serving.
Packed with micronutrients
It’s also a wonderful source of the essential micronutrients that your body craves. Eating tempeh increases your intake of manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, and riboflavin.
Supports a healthy gut microbiome
Tempeh is packed with prebiotics. To give you some context, prebiotics and probiotics work interchangeably for maintaining a healthy, thriving gut microbiome. Studies actually show that tempeh can help increase levels of good gut bacteria, which are believed to be central to overall health (1).
Ingredients that are needed to prepare this autumnal Grain Nourish Bowl
How to Prepare this Autumn Grain Nourish Bowl
You cook your vegetables and tempeh in the oven, then prepare your quinoa on the stove. Once all of your ingredients are cooked, you can put them in a bowl for serving.
Either mix everything together for a delicious combination of flavors, or keep things in their separate places for aesthetically pleasing presentation. It’s your decision!
Tips for preparing this autumnal Grain Nourish Bowl
There are a couple of tips You should keep in mind that this delicious nutrient bowl can be stored, made more versatile, and enjoyed.
Tired of tempeh? Or maybe you don’t have time to make your dressing from scratch? You can also use some tofu instead of tempeh, or opt for a simple combination of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar as a dressing instead.
Store in a glass container
To keep them for up to 5 days, store them in an airtight glass container. These are great if you want to prep your meals ahead of time for the week.
Frequently asked questions about the preparation of this autumn cereal food bowl
What if my family doesn’t like vegetable protein?
The nice thing about this recipe is that you can make it really unique. You can easily swap out the tempeh for any protein of your choice or even make two different flavors and let your family decide!
Everything else in the recipe can stay the same so you don’t have to prepare two whole separate meals. Because who likes to do that ?!
How can I save some time preparing this dish?
I love preparing my quinoa ahead of time, but roasting my veggies on the day of the year. Quinoa can easily be cooked 4-5 days in advance and stored in the refrigerator. This way you only dress and roast vegetables and combine everything together!