Boost your fall nutrition with these Fall Harvest Bowls with Creamy Thyme Dressing featuring roasted sweet potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, and farro then topped with a zesty yogurt dressing.
Roasted fall veggies give me all the feels! They are seriously some of my favorite foods ever. And even though I don’t love the phrase, “all the feels,” when I think about a giant platter of roasted sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, etc., I get so excited — and hungry!
There is just something about the fall that makes me want to curl up with my favorite comfort foods. I love a steaming bowl of Beef and Butternut Squash Chili, a simple snack like my Rosemary Roasted Almonds or one of these fall harvest bowls. That’s why I decided to take those roasted fall veggies I love some much, combine with whole grains and top it all with a simple creamy yogurt dressing. The combination couldn’t be any easier or more delicious. With this mix and max equation, you can make a huge assortment of harvest bowls. Let me show you how!
Fall Harvest Bowls
Buddha bowls (aka grain bowls or macro bowls) seem to be quite the trend right now and it is for good reason. Who wouldn’t want a giant bowl of their favorite foods together in one place? Am I right? They’re versatile, fresh, delicious, packed with nutrition, colorful and a great way to use up any ingredients you have on-hand (i.e. no food waste). Plus, it is easy to prep ahead the ingredients you’ll need to create your bowl so assembly takes just minutes. These Fall Harvest Bowls are a delicious way to combine your favorite warm and cold foods in one place.
Aim for a combination of the following:
Greens + Grains + Protein + Healthy Fat + Fruits/Veggies
In this recipe, I’m using the ancient grain farro as a base. Farro is a whole grain made from wheat (like barley or wheat berries) and is packed fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals. There are many different ways to prepare it – in microwaveable quick-cook pouches, in the Instant Pot, or on the stovetop. Swap up the farro for brown rice for a gluten-free option.
Don’t Forget the Creamy Yogurt Dressing
For a simple dressing, combine plain Greek yogurt with tahini, lemon juice and fresh thyme. This zesty and creamy dressing pairs well with the fall flavors in the bowl.
What’s in Your Bowl?
Do you have a go-to Buddha bowl that you make for meals? If so, share what you’re making in the comments! If this is your first time making one, mix and match your favorite ingredients to create your own special grain bowl. You can get both recipes at the bottom of this post.