One of the best parts about Thanksgiving is undoubtedly the leftovers. I don’t know about you, but after a massive Thanksgiving feast, the last thing I want to do the next day is do it all over again. Growing up, I remember my dad always making the most delicious “Thanksgiving leftovers” sandwiches. I decided to elevate it a bit an create a nutrient-filled “Hippie Bowl” to munch on throughout the week. Besides, everything’s better in a bowl, right? And the beauty of a Hippie Bowl is that it’s like the kitchen sink. Just throw in whatever you’ve got!
There are some obvious staples for Thanksgiving—turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, but you also likely have a variety of roasted veggies or casseroles you can play with, too. I had leftover Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes and green beans to use in my Hippie Bowl.
The anatomy of a Hippie Bowl is this:
The goal is to eat as many colors of the rainbow as possible, and lots of it. Think you have enough veggies in there? Add some more! For my base, I used organic white quinoa and baby spinach. You could use your leftover stuffing if you really wanted to, but I think using a healthy grain like quinoa would help you feel more sustained throughout the day.
Next, just pile on your veggies. I added roasted carrots and radishes to my bowl, along with the leftover Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes and green beans.
For my protein, I used roasted chickpeas, which also give it a nice salty crunch. Add a big dollop of beet hummus, a squeeze of lemon juice and you’re good to go! Hippie Bowls really can be anything you want, so get creative! If you make a Thanksgiving leftovers Hippie Bowl, be sure to tag us on Instagram so we can see! I got everything you see here at Trader Joe’s. Even if you don’t have Thanksgiving leftovers, it’s so easy to throw a bunch of vegetables on a sheet pan and roast them. Just drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast at 400 F for 20 minutes. It’s a great way to meal prep for the week.
- Organic white quinoa
- Organic baby spinach
- Petite rainbow carrots
- Rainbow radishes
- French green beans
- Brussels sprouts, halved and roasted
- Sweet potatoes, cubed and roasted
- Roasted chickpeas
- Beet hummus
- Juice of one lemon
- Salt and pepper to taste
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