Spiced Chickpea & Sweet Potato Meal Prep

“Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” Michael Pollan

In a bit more detail…

  1. Eat REAL food i.e. limit the processed stuff that comes in packets and has more than 5 ingredients. 
  2. Think about your portion sizes and eat mindfully.
  3. Eat the rainbow – lots of veggies of all colours and kinds. Generally reduce your meat intake but throw in some oily fish once/twice a week if you’re not vegetarian.

Spiced Chickpea & Sweet Potato Meal Prep

  • Prep time: 15 mins
  • Cook time: 40-50 mins
  • Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 250g brown rice
  • 4 sweet potatoes (chopped)
  • 4 carrots (chopped)
  • 1 can chickpeas (drained & rinsed)
  • 200g green beans
  • Olive oil
  • Jerk or all-purpose seasoning
  • Honey
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt & pepper

Method

Sweet Potato

  • Pre-heat oven to 200°C (400 °F).  
  • On a large pan place the sweet potatoes and carrots and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with jerk / all-purpose seasoning, salt and pepper then mix around. Drizzle with honey and lemon juice.
  • Roast veggies for around 40-50 mins until soft. Remove from oven and divide equally into meal prep containers.

Rice

  • Cook the rice according to packet instructions (usually boils for 20-30mins).
  • Let it cool and fluff with a fork. Divide equally into meal prep containers.

Chickpeas & beans

  • Chuck the chickpeas and green beans into a bowl with the jerk / all-purpose seasoning and mix around until well coated.
  • Heat 2 TBSPs olive in a frying pan over a medium heat.
  • Chuck in the chickpeas and green beans and fry for 4-5 minutes with a squeeze of lemon juice. Divide equally into meal prep containers.

Tips: add chilli flakes for an extra kick. Season to taste – add as much/little seasoning as you want.

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