BBQ Tempeh Bowl w/ Ranch Dressing
If you already have BBQ Sauce and Ranch Dressing made, this meal takes about 30 minutes. If you don’t, it is more intensive and takes about 1 hour. But that work will pay off because this meal is easy to make in larger batches. I made 4 meals at once, one for dinner and 3 for the week’s work lunches.
Each Serving Contains:
- 1 Veggie Serving (adjust quantity to your individual food plan)
- 1 Protein
- 1 Fat
- Mix of Greens (I like Trader Joe’s Cruciferous Crunch Mix)
- Brussels Sprouts
- Carrots or Delicata Squash (or if you have grain on your food plan, omit this and use sweet potato instead)
- 3 oz tempeh (3/4 of a protein serving)
- 1 serving of ranch dressing (contributes 1/4 of a protein serving)
- Ranch dressing includes 1/2 of a fat serving
- 0.25 oz oil for roasting or cooking veggies (1/2 of a fat serving)
- BBQ Sauce (I make my own using this recipe because it’s almost impossible to find BBQ sauce without sweetener)
- Sauerkraut (less than 2 oz)
*These measurements comply with the Bright Line Eating female weight loss food plan. Adjust quantities as needed for your own individual food plan.
- Grain Additions: Add roasted sweet potatoes or potatoes.
- Protein Additions: Add more tempeh!
- Fat Additions: Add more dressing, avocado, or roast the veggies in more oil.
An Hour Ahead:
- Make the BBQ sauce if you haven’t already. For this recipe, you can skip the part about simmering the BBQ sauce on the stove to thicken it.
- Begin marinating the tempeh in the BBQ sauce for at least 30 minutes. I do this overnight if possible, or I keep a container of tempeh marinating indefinitely in the fridge.
- Chop the veggies to prepare them for roasting.
- In a 400 degree oven, begin roasting the brussels sprouts, carrots, delicata, and potatoes with the allotted oil, salt, and pepper. (Depending on what you chose to include)
- Make the ranch dressing if you haven’t already.
- Weigh out the tempeh and sauté it in a small spray of oil, or
- Weigh out your veggies. Briefly steam the greens if desired, or eat raw greens.
- Add the protein and up to 2 oz of sauerkraut on top.
- Dress with 1 serving (1/4 of the recipe) of the ranch dressing.
- Garnish with salt and pepper.