BOWLS! Mixing a bunch of ingredients into a bowl for any meal is the way to go. I also have a weird love for putting warm ingredients on salads which this bowl does beautifully. 1st choice in topping this bowl was butternut squash. It has tons of Vitamin A, lots of fiber and not to mention is DELISH when roasted. So that was an obvious choice. Then avocado… OBVI. Don’t really need to explain that one because we love our healthy fats!! Then you can really top this with any protein of your choice but chicken is always on hand and always delicious. For dressing I went with tahini! Whoever thought to pulverize roasted sesame seeds could be one of my favorite people. This dressing to to die for. The flavorful tahini mixed with some lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and spices makes a killer dressing that you’ll want to eat from a spoon. So there you have it. I called this a balance bowl because that is exactly what it is… a perfectly balanced meal in a bowl! Do yourself a favor and make this bowl asap. You could even prep all the ingredients one day and have bowls ready all week!
The browned pieces of the butternut are the best pieces… in my humble opinion.
I made a big batch of the tahini dressing to keep in my fridge for the week and pour on…. basically anything and everything.
nom. nom . nom.
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Paleo Balance Bowl
- 2 chicken thighs or breasts
- 12 oz chopped Butternut squash (about 2 ½ cups)
- 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 6 cups mixed greens
- 1 avocado, chopped
- ¼ cup tahini
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons water
- garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place butternut squash on a baking sheet. Toss with 2 teaspoons of melted coconut oil, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper & ¼ teaspoon garlic powder. Roast in the oven for 25 minutes, tossing around half way through.
- Take your chicken and sprinkle both sides with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place a large saute pan over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and let heat up for about 30 seconds. Then add chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side depending on how thick they are (If they are thick i suggest pounding them down a bit so they all have even thickness). Set chicken aside.
- In a small bowl combine tahini, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, water, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper & ¼ teaspoon garlic powder. Toss a couple of tablespoons of dressing over the greens in a large bowl until evenly coated.
- To assemble bowl add lettuce and top with butternut squash, chopped chicken and avocado pieces. Drizzle more tahini dressing on top and enjoy!
- Serving Size: 2 bowls