This Fall Harvest Energy Bowl brings together the best flavors and textures of the season for a flavorful and filling lunch or dinner.
Vegan Energy Bowl
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Course: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American
  • 1.5 lbs sweet potatoes cubed
  • 1 small-medium red onion chopped
  • 1 cup quinoa cooked
  • 1 can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dried sage
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 8 ounces roasted red peppers may use jarred
  • 8 cups mixed greens
  • 4-6 tbsp dried cranberries


  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp whole grain dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2-4 tbsp water
  •  tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400°. While oven is heating, cube sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes and mix with chopped onion and 1 tbsp olive oil in a small bowl. Spread on a large baking sheet (do not let potatoes overlap) and bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring twice while baking.
  • In a small bowl, mix the drained (mostly dried) chickpeas with the other tablespoon of oil as well as the garlic powder, sage, thyme, salt and pepper. Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, stir, and bake an additional 8-10 minutes.
  • While the sweet potatoes and chickpeas are baking, cook your quinoa according to package instructions and chop roasted peppers if desired.
  • With all other ingredients cooking, whisk all dressing ingredients, except for water, together in small bowl. Whisk in water 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
  • Once all ingredients have cooked, build your energy bowls. You can mix all of the cooked ingredients with the mixed greens, peppers, dried cranberries and dressing in a large mixing bowl before serving, or separate ingredients into 4 to 6 bowls or storage containers before adding the dressing to each.

Full article written by Kelly Jones MS, RD, CSSD, LDN on

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