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Autumnal Immunity Bowl

Stave away sickness with this autumnal immunity bowl! It’s so simple, craveable, and satisfying. I tried to eat it all for breakfast one morning… I’ve never felt so full yet energized! Health is one bite away…

So many textures! The autumnal immunity bowl has craisins, sundried tomatoes, maple squash, garlic cauliflower, barbecue brussels sprouts, and wild rice all tossed in a creamy pumpkin smoked “cheddar” dressing!

Autumnal Immunity Bowl

Serves 2 to 3 people, depending on consumption ability (i.e. HOW MANY VEGGIES CAN YOU EAT AT ONCE?!)

  1. Place the greens into a giant salad bowl. Add the sundried tomatoes and cranberries.
  2. Dump the squash, cauliflower, wild rice, BBQ brussels sprouts, and tofu into a pot. Add some liquid, cover, and heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Cook the vegan maple sausages separately. The tofu can be heated however you like (okay, maybe don’t toast it. But anything works- bake it, grill it, fry it, waffle-iron it, or microwave it.)
  4. Check on those cooking veggie babies. Add cloves, paprika, cinnamon, and Italian seasoning, in desired amts.
  5. Add the vegetables and protein items on top of the greens.
  6. Drizzle this Smoky Pumpkin Cheddar Dressing over everything:
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 2 tablespoons vegan yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast

7. Finally, chop it all together! Make sure it’s drenched and thoroughly combined.

INFO DE NUTRITION per 1/2 salad: 460 calories | 22g protein | 17g fiber | 16g fat

You can make this lower-fat by subbing the tahini for another tablespoon of yogurt. Roast the butternut squash with maple syrup and cinnamon before using it in this recipe. The cauliflower is great if you coat it in garlic powder! Try to use a low-sugar barbecue sauce like the one from Primal Kitchen. BBQ Brussels Sprouts are the best vegetable for any occassion. Seriously, they fit all the seasons!

Here’s my only oil-containing recipe! Just a touch of that deep sesame flavor: Garlic Ginger Turmeric Stir Fry.  And yeah, there’s tofu.

Best Dishes,

The Hippie Happy Foodist™

1 Comment

  1. Oo yum! Love the idea of a pumpkin cheddar dressing.

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