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A white bowl containing kale, sweet potato, chickpeas, brown rice, and a creamy peanut sauce.
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Kale and Sweet Potato Brown Rice Bowls

These kale and sweet potato brown rice bowls are topped with a delicious savory peanut sauce and packed with 18 grams of protein and 20 grams of fiber per bowl! Vegan + perfect for meal prep.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown rice bowl
Servings: 2 bowls


  • 1 cup cooked brown rice or quinoa
  • 2 cups steamed kale
  • ½ cup cooked chickpeas
  • 2 cups roasted sweet potato chunks

Creamy Peanut Sauce

  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons low sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper optional
  • water to thin


  • Roast sweet potatoes if you haven't already. Chop 1 large sweet potato into 1/4 inch chunks, drizzle 1 teaspoon of oil and sprinkle with a little sea salt. Bake at 400° F for 30 minutes. This step is best done ahead of time.
  • Cook brown rice according to package instructions while sweet potatoes are roasting.
  • Prepare kale by washing, de-stemming and chopping. Then steam in a steamer basket for 3-5 mins or until tender. You can blanch or sauté the kale if you'd rather.
  • Make peanut sauce by blending all the sauce ingredients in a blender until smooth. Add water to thin sauce and create desired consistency.
  • Once all ingredients are prepped, grab two bowls and evenly distribute brown rice, kale, chickpeas and sweet potato chunks between both.
  • Drizzle each with as much peanut sauce as you'd like. Serve warm or at room-temp.


  • Everything in this bowl can be made 2-3 days in advance. Just reheat the rice, kale and sweet potato chunks before serving. Toss with chickpeas and peanut sauce and enjoy.


Serving: 1bowl with 2 Tablespoons sauce | Calories: 603kcal | Carbohydrates: 111g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 10g | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 23g