Nourishing Nutrients

Nourish your body with nutrients! Filled with so many healthy ingredients, such as grilled vegetables, beans, seeds and whole grains, this one-bowl recipe has 18 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber– a perfectly complete meal. The versatility of sorghum and hemp seeds, combined with their gluten free properties, make this dish a nutritional powerhouse for almost anyone. In fact, the whole grains and seeds in our nourish bowl have been shown to prevent certain types of cancer, help control diabetes, improve digestive health, build strong bones, and boost energy and fuel production. See how nature’s perfect foods can make a perfect meal!

Nutrient Booster: Tahini, Sorghum + Hemp

The sesame and lemon flavor of the Tahini dressing deliciously complements the grilled vegetables and whole grains in this recipe. Tahini is made of lightly roasted and milled sesame seeds, making it a spreadable sesame seed butter.  Sesame seeds are an outstanding source of copper, manganese, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc, molybdenum, vitamin B1, selenium and fiber. The dressing will keep in a sealed container for 3-5 days in the refrigerator. Why not make a double batch and dress some of your other favorite dishes with this nutrient-dense condiment?

Have you tried sorghum yet? Sorghum is an extremely versatile, naturally gluten-free whole grain thats high in both protein and fiber! Packed with iron, vitamin B6, magnesium and more, sorghum is easily enjoyed at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Since sorghum is high in potassium and lower in sodium, sorghum is helpful in lowering blood pressure. This grain is grown in the US so when you purchase sorghum, you’re supporting American farmers! For more information and recipe inspiration, please visit the Simply Sorghum website.

We added hemp hearts for many different reasons. Hemp is high in protein and contains all 10 essential amino acids. Hemp hearts also contain omega-3, omega-6 and omega-6 Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA). GLA has been shown the help with cholesterol levels, inflammation, promote healthy skin and hair, aids in balancing hormones and promoting general heart health! For more information, please visit the Manitoba Harvest Hemp website.

Perfect Pairs

Complete your dinner with a delicious appetizer and decadent dessert. This Grilled Veggie Nourish Bowl pairs great with our Cashew Pesto Dip as an appetizer and Gluten-Free Brownies as a sweet treat.

Grilled Veggie Nourish Bowl

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large zucchini, sliced 1/4" thick
  • 2 medium yellow squash, sliced 1/4" thick
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed well
  • 3 tablespoons shelled hemp seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups whole grain sorghum, cooked

Tahini Dressing

  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sorghum syrup, or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  1. 1. Prepare grill on medium to medium-low heat. Using ½ teaspoon olive oil, lightly grease grill grate with a wire-bristled brush.

  2. In a large plastic resealable bag, place sliced zucchini, yellow squash, remaining olive oil, sea salt, and pepper. Seal bag and shake well to coat the zucchini and yellow squash.

  3. Stack grape tomatoes on skewers.

  4. Grill the zucchini, yellow squash, and tomatoes for 3 minutes, flip vegetables and grill an additional 3-4 minutes or until tender and lightly browned (grape tomatoes may cook faster than other vegetables.) Remove from heat and set vegetables aside.

  5. In a small bowl prepare dressing – add Tahini, garlic, ginger, lemon juice and sorghum syrup, mix together well. Add water and whisk until emulsified.

  6. In 4 bowls, evenly distribute sorghum to the bottom of the bowl and top with grilled zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, chickpeas, and hemp hearts. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of the Tahini dressing over vegetables

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 2 cups, Calories: 495 calories, Fat: 20 grams, Saturated fat: 3 grams, Carbohydrates: 60 grams, Sugar: 13 grams, Sodium: 220 milligrams, Fiber: 13 grams, Protein: 18 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams

Triad to Wellness provides nutrition consulting for the Sorghum Checkoff Program. However, we were not compensated for this post. All opinions are our own.

 

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