This recipe is simple and delicious! Most nights I have a protein with roasted vegetables and a complex carbohydrate so why not throw them in a bowl with a delicious sauce! Actually, I got inspiration for this recipe a few weeks ago while I was in Phoenix. For lunch one of the days we stopped at this cute hipster cafe and they had protein bowls on their menu. What a fantastic idea and mine was so good that I had to recreate it right away! This recipe would also be great to add to your meal prep menu for the week. You can double the recipe and have meals for the entire week!
Today is the last day of January; we are one month into 2018! How are you doing with your goals that you set for yourself the beginning of this year? There is something like 90 something percent of people who set New Year’s resolutions fail before January is even over. But, what is failing? If your progress has slowed, plateaued or you aren’t quite as motivated or eager as you were earlier in the year, you haven’t failed! Failing, to me, is when you completely stop trying to make any sort of improvement and revert back to all of your old habits. If you haven’t stopped trying yet, you haven’t failed. Don’t forget to celebrate the small victories! Progress might not be as visible as it was in the beginning, but celebrate when you make a healthy choice, get to the gym or simply make a meal just a little bit better than yesterday. Progress is progress and all the small victories will add up to huge results!
So, if you are beginning to hit a lull in motivation from the beginning of the year, know that you aren’t alone and small progress is better than not trying at all. Living a healthy lifestyle takes determination, disciple and time. Only 31 days have gone by; you have 334 more days to crush your goals.
If you are in need of a little motivation or inspiration boost to keep pushing forward with healthy eating, make this recipe and you will be right back on the clean eating train!
- 2 cups rotisserie chicken, removed from the bone, skin removed and chopped
- 1 medium sweet potato, cubed
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 2 cups cauliflower florets
- 2 cups brussel sprouts, halved
- 1 cup cooked rice, divided (optional)
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- salt and pepper to taste
- For the Honey Mustard Sauce
- ¼ cup paleo mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1.5 tbsp yellow mustard
- ½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
- dash of black pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place the sweet potato, broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts in a gallon Ziploc bag. Add salt and pepper and coconut oil. Seal the bag and vigorously shake until all vegetables are covered in coconut oil. Empty the vegetables onto a baking sheet and evenly distribute. Place in oven for 40 minutes tossing/stirring halfway through.
- While vegetables are cooking, prep your rice and chicken.
- To make the honey mustard sauce, combine all the honey mustard ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Place in refrigerator.
- Remove the vegetables from the oven and build your bowl. First, add the vegetables, rice and chicken. Top with desired amount of honey mustard sauce.