Sweet Potato Nourish Bowl with chicken, baby kale, radishes, and roasted sweet potatoes with an avocado dressing on the side.

Easy Sweet Potato Nourish Bowl with Avocado Dressing

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Nourish Bowls, Buddha Bowls, Macro Bowls, Power Bowls… are all pretty similar. They all offer up a well-balanced meal. This Sweet Potato Nourish Bowl with Avocado Dressing is balanced with a complex carb, protein, veggies, and healthy fat.

This recipe came to fruition as I was using up leftovers to make my salad for lunch the other day. We had Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Harissa along with grilled chicken in the fridge. Sweet potatoes aren’t something typically put on salad. However, warmed up with chicken and kale, topped with a delicious dressing and some crunchy and chewy toppers, it is outstanding and filling.

Sweet potato nourish bowl ingredients
With these ingredients you get all the textures and flavors.

4 Healthy Components of a Nourish Bowl

Complex Carb

There are 3 components to Carbohydrates: fiber, starch, and sugar. Simple carbs are the sugar, while complex carbs are the fiber and starch. According to Simple Carbohydrates vs. Complex Carbohydrates, an article by Kristeen Cherney at Healthline.com:

Complex carbs pack in more nutrients than simple carbs. They’re higher in fiber and digest more slowly. This also makes them more filling, which means they’re a good option for weight control.

Kristeen Cherney, Healthline.com

Just to name a few complex carbs examples:

  • 100% Whole Grain Bread
  • Quinoa
  • Oatmeal
  • Beans
  • Potatoes

The complex carb in this recipe is sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are loaded with healthy properties:

  • Great source of Fiber
  • High in Vitamins A, C & B6, Copper, & Manganese
  • Excellent source of Beta Carotene
  • Rich in Antioxidants

The best is making this sweet potato recipe as a side dish for your dinner and using the leftovers for this Nourish Bowl. However, it’s pretty easy to toss some sweet tators in the air fryer for 10-15 minutes and have them warm and fresh.

Sweet potato nourish bowl filled with a complex  carb, protein, veggies, and healthy fats.
Your belly will be happy after this easy Nourish Bowl. It has 4 healthy components: complex carb, protein, veggies, healthy fat.

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Protein

Eating protein is important for building muscles, bone health, and repairing damaged cells.

Almost any protein can work in this Nourish bowl: chicken, steak, pork chops, hard boiled eggs, tofu.

I always have chicken on hand. I like to keep rotisserie chicken breast chunked up and portioned out in my freezer. It makes preparing salads so much easier with a quick defrost.

If you like this recipe, you’ll love my easy Artichoke Chicken.

Veggies

We all know eating vegetables is vital for all of our bodily functions and keeping diseases at bay. Pick your favorite hardy green for this Sweet Potato Nourish Bowls. Kale and spinach are your best options for handling the heat.

Add in more veggies if you like. I like how radishes give this bowl a nice crunch.

Healthy Fat

Healthy fats can be found in nuts, seeds, avocados, olives, fish, and some cheeses. This powerhouse bowl gets its healthy fat from avocado in the dressing, and pumpkin seeds sprinkled on top.

If you like this nourish bowl, you’ll love my Nourish Bowl with Chimichurri.

How to Make the Nourish Bowl

Warm or cold, either way this feel-good Nourish bowl is delicious. For a warm version: heat up the sweet potatoes, chicken, and kale. Then top with the rest of the cold ingredients. For the cold version: just throw them all together.

Avocado dressing being drizzled over the top of sweet potato nourish bowl
Easy creamy homemade Avocado dressing is the perfect pairing with this sweet potato nourish bowl.

How to Make the Avocado Dressing

Yummy, creamy, and healthy; homemade dressings taste so much better than the bottled ones. I use an immersion blender to make this recipe. However, you can also use a food processor, blender, or even a ninja bullet smoothie maker to bring these simple and fresh ingredients together.

Dressing Ingredients

  • Avocado
  • Milk: any type (unsweetened)
  • Fresh Chives
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Garlic Salt

Throw all the ingredients together and blend. Depending on the size of your avocado, add more milk until you get the desired consistency.

Forkful of sweet potato nourish bowl.
This Sweet Potato Nourish Bowl will fill you up and make your belly happy.

If you like this avocado dressing, you’ll love my post on 5 Healthy Salad Dressings.

Healthy Salad Recipes

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Apple & Feta Salad with Cinnamon Maple Vinaigrette

Spinach Salad with Easy Pesto Dressing

Easy Peasy Spring Salad with Lemon Mint Dressing

Crunchy Tex Mex with Creamy Dressing

Berry Almond Avocado Salad with Honey Balsamic

Do you eat a Nourish Bowl cold or warm?

How ever you wish. I prefer to warm up the protein, greens, and potatoes then add in the rest.

Can I use regular potatoes in this recipe?

Yes, but sweet potatoes add a little bit of sweet, and go great with the dried cranberries.

What if I don’t have sweet potato leftovers?

Take 15 minutes and make them in the air fryer. Cube up the sweet potato, drizzle with olive oil, add desired spices and a sprinkle of salt. “Fry” for 10-15 minutes.

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Sweet potato nourish bowl filled with a complex carb, protein, veggies, and healthy fats.

Sweet Potato Nourish Bowl with Avocado Dressing

Sara Walkenbach
This super yummy, super nutritious bowl of goodness has 4 components to keep you living your best life. Sweet potatoes, greens, veggies, chicken, and an easy & healthy avocado dressing drizzled on top to keep you feeling full and satisfied.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 494 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Nourish Bowl Ingredients

  • 2 cups Baby Kale or Spinach
  • 3/4 cup Cooked Chicken i.e. rotisserie or grilled
  • 1/2 cup Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 Radishes sliced or julienned
  • 1 tbsp Pepitas hulled pumpkin seeds or sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp Dried Cranberries or Cherries

Avocado Dressing

  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup Milk (your preference) i.e. cow's, or unsweetened almond
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1-2 tbsp Fresh Chives or favorite herb
  • garlic salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • For a warm Nourish bowl, place kale, chicken, and sweet potatoes in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute.], or until sweet potatoes and chicken are warmed through. Next, add in radishes, dried cranberries, and pumpkin seeds.
  • For a cold Nourish Bowl, combine all the Nourish Bowl ingredients in bowl.
  • For the dressing, in a bowl with tall sides, place avocado half, lemon juice, milk, garlic salt and chives. Using an immersion blender, blend ingredients until smooth. It may be necessary to add more milk to get the consistency of a creamy dressing. Taste and add more salt if need be.
  • Drizzle desired amount of dressing on Nourish Bowl. Enjoy!

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Notes

The Dressing makes about 1/2 cup. You will have some left over for your next salad.
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 494kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 37gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 224mgPotassium: 1389mgFiber: 13gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 23303IUVitamin C: 145mgCalcium: 473mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Avocado Dressing, Buddha Bowl, Macro Bowl, Nourish Bowl, Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Harissa, Warm salad
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