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Protein Power Bowl

PROTEIN POWER BOWL
Here is a delicious protein and fiber packed dish that can be served either as a side dishprotein_bowl.jpg or as a main dish.

1 cup uncooked green lentils
1 cup uncooked wheatberries, speltberries OR grain of choice, like
   brown rice
1/2 Tbsp coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil
1/2 red onion, chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
3 cups spinach or kale, roughly chopped
1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced
1 batch of  the Tahini-Lemon Dressing (recipe below)
Kosher salt & black pepper, to taste
Lemon zest

~ Cook lentils and wheatberries or grain of choice according to package directions.  Drain 
    and set aside (can be done the night before to save time)
~ Prepare the dressing (see below for recipe)
~ In a large skillet over low-medium heat, add oil and sauté onion and minced garlic for a    few minutes, 
    being careful not to burn
~ Add in chopped red pepper and tomato and sauté for another 7-8 minutes
~ Stir in the chopped spinach and sauté for another few minutes, just until tender
~ Stir in the full batch of Tahini-Lemon dressing, the cooked & drained grains and lentils,   
    and simmer on low for another few minutes
~ Remove from heat and stir in the minced parsley
~ Season with salt, pepper and lemon zest to taste
~ Allow to cool slightly

TAHINI LEMON DRESSING

Yield: Just under 1 cup of dressing
1/4 cup tahini
2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup Nutritional yeast 
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, to taste
1 tsp salt 
Freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
3 Tbsp water
 
~ In a food processor or blender, add all ingredients and process until smooth

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