Real Food with Steph: Nourish Bowl with Lemon Tahini Dressing

We’re back in the kitchen with Stephanie Violett, Athlete for Yoga, ultra-runner extrodinaire and PhD in Nutrition and Exercise Science. This time she’s showing us one of her staple meals. It’s so easy to make packs a serious nutritional punch!

I make some version of this bowl every week. It’s simple to throw together, easy to customize, and very nutrient dense.



  • ½ c rice or quinoa

  • 1 c greens

  • ½ c roasted sweet potatoes or squash

  • ½ c roasted brussel sprouts

  • 2 T crispy chickpeas

  • 1 egg, chicken, or tofu

  • ½ avocado

  • ¼ c chopped purple cabbage

  • Pumpkin seeds

  • Cilantro, chopped

Add greens and grains to bowl, top with the remaining ingredients and Lemon Tahini Dressing (below).



  • ½ c tahini

  • 2 T lemon juice

  • pinch of salt

  • 2 T nutritional yeast

  • 2 T maple syrup

  • ¼ c+ water to thin

Mix all ingredients in a small jar and shake to combine. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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