One-Pot Sweet Potato, Kale, and Quinoa Skillet

A meal so filling, you won’t miss the meat!

One-Pot Sweet Potato, Kale, and Quinoa Skillet

One-pot meals are the savior of weeknight dinners. They make it possible to enjoy a homemade, from-scratch dinner, without destroying the kitchen. No need to worry about cleaning multiple pots and pans after dinner with this One-Pot Sweet Potato, Kale, and Quinoa skillet. Simply toss all the ingredients into a single pot. Let it simmer until the quinoa is light and fluffy and the sweet potatoes are soft and tender.

This dish isn’t just easy to make, either. It’s also a nutrient-rich meal that’s loaded with healthy ingredients and incredible flavors you’ll feel good about consuming. We use 100 percent vegan ingredients to make this one-pot skillet meal, and it’s filled with plant-based protein to keep you feeling fuller for longer. You’ll feel ready to tackle the world and meet your weight-loss goals after serving this protein-rich, low-calorie dish.

Quinoa: One of the Best Sources of Plant-Based Protein

This one-pot sweet potato, kale, and quinoa skillet will warm you up and fuel your day!

Quinoa is an absolute nutrient powerhouse in this One-Pot Sweet Potato, Kale, and Quinoa Skillet recipe. It’s one of our favorite sources of plant-based protein because it’s easy to cook, tastes fantastic, and contains eight grams of protein and five grams of fiber per cup.

While quinoa comes from a grain, it’s gluten-free because what we actually eat is the seed of the quinoa plant. It makes a suitable substitution for cereal grains like barley or rice, and it’s perfect for vegetarian meals because of its high-protein content. It also happens to be a complete protein, so it contains all of the amino acids your body needs (just like meat).

Additionally, this One-Pot Sweet Potato, Kale, and Quinoa Skillet contains cannellini beans, another fantastic source of plant-based protein. Each cup of cannellini beans contains 16 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber. It also contains iron and potassium, along with a little calcium and vitamin K. Be careful to choose a low-sodium can, though. Otherwise you could be introducing a lot of excess sodium into this dish.

Superfood Sweet Potatoes and Kale

This is a one-pot meal that's not only good for you, but it's super easy to make (and clean-up afterwards)!

We would be remiss if we didn’t talk about the superfood status of sweet potatoes and kale. Sweet potatoes are full of vitamin A and beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that supports eye health and boosts the immune system. Meanwhile, kale is one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables you can consume. It’s an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. As a bonus, its high fiber content also helps you stay fuller for longer!

Serving this Sweet Potato, Kale, and Quinoa Skillet

This recipe is made with delicious, superfood ingredients, giving you a healthy dose of a wide range of nutrients.

There are so many reasons to love this recipe: It’s easy to make, it doesn’t dirty a ton of dishes, and it is a complete meal. Because this skillet contains vegetables, quinoa, and beans, there’s no need to create any side dishes. Simply serve it as-is in a bowl, topping it with Dairy-Free Parmesan, if you wish. If you’re not concerned about using all plant-based ingredients, top the leftovers with a fried egg and serve them for breakfast the next morning.

Alternatively, you can also use this recipe as a filling side dish. Whip up an Herb-Crusted Cauliflower Steak or a Mushroom Lentil Loaf as a vegetarian main and serve this tasty skillet meal on the side. Of course, you could also make this recipe as a side dish for the meat-eaters in the family and enjoy it as your main meal if you’re the only one following a plant-based diet.

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