Roasted Cauliflower and Hummus Bowl

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Roasted Cauliflower and Hummus Bowl
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Last week I asked my five year old if he considers himself to be a “good kid.” His answer was a confident and emphatic “no.” Needless to say, I was confused as to why my middle child didn’t take this brief moment of one on one attention to boast his awesomeness, so I investigated further. His explanation was “mom, it’s just so hard to obey all the time.” It all started to make sense. He does LOVE to test the limits. I get it. In fact, no one gets that more than me (yes, I’m also a middle child. It’s all making sense now). The difference between my son’s disobedience is that his is against authority and mine is against my body. No, I’m not always good. And yes, it is hard to obey all the time. There have been too many times to count when my body is saying “please don’t eat that,” or “please go to bed!” when I just flat out ignore it. This very reason is why we are so inspired by Furthermore's meal prep series.


Do yourself a favor and do good to your body.

Roasted Cauliflower and Hummus Bowl

Overtime, I’ve learned that the solution to my rebellion against what my body actually needs (rather than what I want) is to plan, plan, plan. If you’ve been following along with us here at TMP you’ll know that Holly and I have been guest writing a series of healthy recipes over on Furthermore for the last few weeks. Our theme? Do yourself a favor and do good to your body. Every time we sit down and brainstorm a new set of healthy recipes and how to prepare for success in the work week I know I am just preaching to myself. Rather than feel like a hypocrite, I’ve chosen to take all this work and research and put it into practice in my own life, and it feels amazing.

Roasted Cauliflower and Hummus Bowl

Holly and I know from experience that a good meal plan takes a lot of organization. And, fortunately for you, together with Furthermore, we have done the work for you! All you have to do is get a little adventurous, and get to prepping in your own kitchen. The recipe I’m sharing today is just a little teaser from this week's series which is themed around perfecting your roasted vegetables. We call it “the hummus bowl.” The delicious and satisfying combo of rich, creamy hummus piled high with roasted vegetables, raw vegetables, and exotic spices go a long way in dispelling the lie that healthy food is boring, or even worse that healthy food will leave you hungry. That simply is not true and this bowl proves it. For the rest of this week's recipes head over to Furthermore. Also, check out past weeks and get inspired to make a change in your eating and plan for healthy. Like I told my son, “You ARE a good kid, but you just need practice at making the right choices.” Don’t we all? This is a good place to start.

Roasted Cauliflower and Hummus Bowl
Roasted Cauliflower and Hummus Bowl

Roasted Cauliflower and Hummus Bowl

Serves 4

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

1 can chickpeas, drained and skins removed
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne
freshly ground pepper

Ingredients

2 cups classic creamy hummus
4 cups za'atar
2 cups spicy roasted chickpeas
micro greens
1 carrot, ribboned
4 tbsp fresh mint
olive oil to drizzle
za'atar to sprinkle

Method

Spice Roasted Chickpeas

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients and spread, evenly spaced, onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, remove, and allow to cool.

Building Your Bowl

Equally divide all ingredients into 1/4. Smear the bottom of each bowl with the hummus. Top with roasted cauliflower and chickpeas. Sprinkle with microgreens, carrot ribbons, and mint. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with za’atar.