Vegetarian Meal Prep Idea – Roasted Brussels Sprout Polenta Bowls

Meal prep like a vegetarian boss and make these Roasted Brussels Sprout Polenta Bowls fully equipped with caramelized onions and kale! 

Vegetarian Meal Prep Idea: Meal prep like a vegetarian boss and make these Roasted Brussels Sprout Polenta Bowls fully equipped with caramelized onions and kale!

How is it already the week of Thanksgiving? Mark and I got into Milwaukee last night and will be in town until tomorrow night. Then, we’re heading south to my parent’s house in the Chicago-land area for Thanksgiving…WOOT. On top of Thanksgiving itself, we’ve got a really fun long weekend planned, which includes:

  • Running a Turkey Trot the morning of Thanksgiving
  • Going to STOMP on Broadway in DT Chicago
  • Going to the Gopher/Badger game in Madison

Oh, and I get to see Ambitious Kitchen for a couple of hours. YASSSSS plz. So follow along on the FitFoodieFinds Snapchat to get insider on what I’m up to! It’s gonna be a fun one.

Vegetarian Meal Prep Idea: Meal prep like a vegetarian boss and make these Roasted Brussels Sprout Polenta Bowls fully equipped with caramelized onions and kale!

Otay recipe time. Get this- this is the first time I’ve actually ever made polenta in my own kitchen. It’s taken me a whole 26 years. I’m not sure why, but I’ve always been afraid of polenta…even though it’s super simple to make and cook with! All you need is a tube of polenta (I prefer Ancient Harvest) and some chicken/vegetable broth! Slowly add broth to your polenta over a medium-heat burner until creamy. 

IT’S THAT EASY.

I’ve been on a mission to eat vegetarian once a week…not for any other reason but to EAT MORE VEGGIES. If I take away my animal protein, then it’s easier to force myself to eat more veggies. Sad but true. To this day, I still have a hard time eating enough vegetables to meet the quota. Dats why I LOVE BOWLS. If it’s prepped…I will eat!

MY OTHER VIDEOS
Vegetarian Meal Prep Idea: Meal prep like a vegetarian boss and make these Roasted Brussels Sprout Polenta Bowls fully equipped with caramelized onions and kale!

So these polenta bowls are made with:

If you’ve never tried harissa sauce…GET ON THAT. It is LYFE. My favorite brand? Stonewall Kitchen.

Recipe

Roasted Brussels Sprout Polenta Bowl

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 4

Ingredients

For the Brussels Sprouts

  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, halved
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

For the Caramelized Onions

  • 1 large red onion, finely sliced
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • salt, to taste

For the Kale

  • 4 cups kale, deboned and packed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the Polenta

  • 1 18oz. tube of polenta
  • 1-2 cups vegetable broth

Toppings

  • Micro greens
  • harissa sauce

Instructions

For the Brussels Sprouts

  1. Follow the directions for FFF’s Balsamic Sea Salt Roasted Brussels Sprouts

For the Caramelized Onions

  1. Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large frying pan over low/medium heat.
  2. Add sliced red onion to the pan. Let cook for 6-8 minutes (stirring occasionally) over low/medium heat until onions are translucent.
  3. Season with salt to taste and set aside.

For the Kale

  1. In the same frying pan as the onions, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Add kale.
  2. Season with garlic powder and salt and sauté for 2 minutes. Just long enough to wilt the kale, before it gets soggy. Set aside.

For the Polenta

  1. Open one tube of polenta, cut it into chunks, and place into a medium pot.Turn to medium/high heat.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of chicken broth at a time to the polenta and mix continuously until creamy (about 1-2 cups in total, depending on how creamy you like your polenta). Once creamy, remove from heat and set aside.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4
  • Calories: 382
  • Sugar: 4
  • Fat: 24
  • Carbohydrates: 34
  • Fiber: 6
  • Protein: 7
Vegetarian Meal Prep Idea: Meal prep like a vegetarian boss and make these Roasted Brussels Sprout Polenta Bowls fully equipped with caramelized onions and kale!

I hope you all have THE BEST Thanksgiving ever! If you make any FFF recipes this week…don’t forget to tag @FitFoodieFinds and #FitFoodieFinds! I love seeing your creations.

Hashtag with us!
Don’t forget to tag your posts on social media with the hashtag, we’d love to see what you’re up to!
#fitfoodiefinds

Leave a comment

10 comments

    Share

    Send this to friend