Paleo Winter Bowl
This paleo winter bowl is made with broccoli, tender sweet potato, and crisp red cabbage for a crunchy, nourishing paleo bowl that’s both delicious and satisfying. Serve as a side dish for your family dinner, a light vegetarian lunch, or add your protein of choice for a complete, healthy dinner.
Cold weather doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your vegetables or a nice salad! This sweet potato broccoli bowl uses in-season vegetables for a healthy, clean-eating dish. Topped with this delicious creamy vegan almond and honey dressing, these paleo bowls are delicious enough that you won’t even feel like you’re “dieting.”
Another super healthy one-bowl meal you’ll love is my Glory Bowl recipe.
Why You’ll Love These Paleo Bowls
- Healthy – Paleo compliant and chock full of vegetables, this is a guilt-free dish whether you serve it as a side or its own main course.
- Easy – Prepare and toss together, that’s it! This broccoli bowl doesn’t require any complicated steps or ingredients.
- In Season – You can find the ingredients for paleo bowls year-round, which is ideal during the winter months when finding fresh produce can be problematic!
How to Make This Paleo Bowl
Roast Sweet Potatoes
Preheat your oven to 400F. Toss the cubed sweet potatoes in olive and salt. Roast on a prepared baking sheet for 20-25 minutes until tender and brown on the edges.
Prepare Broccoli and Cabbage
Blanch or steam the broccoli florets until bright green and tender-crisp. Plunge into an ice-water bath to stop the cooking process. This will keep the sweet potato broccoli bowl crisp and crunchy instead of mushy.
Shred your cabbage using your preferred method and set aside in a large serving bowl (you will combine the remaining ingredients in this bowl).
TBK’s Pro Tip: I highly recommend shredding the red cabbage with a mandolin. It’s a little extra work, but the finer strands of cabbage make for a slightly more refined eating experience that is totally worth it.
Combine almonds, oil, vinegar, honey, garlic, and salt and blend in a miniature blender or food processor until creamy and emulsified. Set aside.
You can also skip this step and use your favorite store-bought dressing if you prefer!
Assemble Sweet Potato Broccoli Bowl
Add sweet potatoes, broccoli, and almond slivers to the shredded cabbage bowl.
You can toss everything together with the dressing, or dish into bowls to dress according to taste.
Serve immediately, and enjoy!
Broccoli Bowl Frequently Asked Questions
What makes this bowl qualify as paleo?
A paleo diet is grain and dairy free. Many winter bowls include quinoa, and there’s some debate about whether or not quinoa qualifies as a grain. However, this paleo bowl omits quinoa and includes no dairy in the dressing, guaranteeing that it falls within paleo guidelines.
What other vegetables are in season during the winter?
You can add or subtract pretty much any ingredient in this broccoli bowl recipe to suit your tastes. Other in-season vegetables to add to your winter bowl could include kale, Brussels sprouts, carrots, parsnips, and radishes.
Which proteins do you suggest adding to this bowl to make it a full meal?
To keep it vegetarian, you could prepare tofu in your preferred way and add it to this recipe. A grilled or baked chicken breast would also pair well. Simply cook, slice, and toss with the rest of the ingredients to turn this bowl into a heartier meal.
More Paleo Recipes
Paleo Winter Bowl
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Toss cubed sweet potatoes in olive oil and salt.
- Roast sweet potatoes for 20-25 minutes until soft and caramelized on the edges.
- While potatoes cook, blanch or steam broccoli florets until bright green and crisp-tender, and then plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process.
- Place shredded cabbage in a bowl and set aside.
- Combine almonds, oil, vinegar, honey, garlic, and salt and blend in a miniature blender or food processor until creamy and emulsified.
- Top cabbage with broccoli, sweet potato, flaked almonds, and creamy dressing.
- Serve immediately, eat, and enjoy!
What’s your favorite winter bowl recipe?
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