Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins
A copy cat recipe of one of Kashi's BEST frozen entrees. Healthy, vegan, special and intricate enough for guests! Copy Cat recipe found on www.eatingbirdfood.com; this blog is written by a young woman (from my hometown, Richmond VA!) who realized in her early twenties that healthy eating leads to a better life. Posted here for safe keeping.
- 2 sweet potatoes, washed and diced into 1/2 inch cubes
- 1 ripe plantain, sliced
- 1 bunch kale, cleaned, destemed and coarsely chopped
- 1 (15 ounce) canorganic black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1⁄4 cup pepitas
- 1⁄2 cup quinoa
- 1⁄2 cup Bulgar wheat
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil (divided)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 -3 garlic cloves
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato puree
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon dried ancho chile powder
- 3 drops liquid stevia (or other sweetener of choice)
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Toss sweet potatoes in 1/2 tablespoons oil and roast for 20 minutes in a square glass baking dish/pan, stirring once.
- While the potatoes are roasting, heat 1/2 tablespoons oil on medium high in a large skillet and saute the onion and garlic until soft and fragrant. Add tomato puree, water, and spices (chili powder, stevia, paprika, sea salt) into the skillet and let simmer for 10 minutes. The sauce should be on the thicker side, but add more water if you want to thin it out. Stir in black beans.
- Heat another skillet over medium, add chopped kale, a few tablespoons of water and a bit of sea salt. Let the kale wilt and toss for 5-7 minutes.
- Pull roasted sweet potatoes out of the oven and top with cooked kale, sliced plantains, and black bean sauce. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
- While it’s baking prepare the grains by putting the quinoa, bulgur wheat, and 2 cups of liquid into a small pot. Bring mixture to a boil, then cover and let simmer for 15-20 minutes or until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
- Portion out the grains on each plate, top with the harvest bake, sprinkle with pepitas and eat immediately. Enjoy!
I love this Kashi frozen dinner so I had to try this. We really liked it. I fried the plantains in coconut oil and added about a Tbs of tomato paste to the sauce to thicken it. I also baked the grains with the other ingredients (after cooking it first).