BBQ Tempeh Bowl w/ Ranch Dressing

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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)

Condiments (Freebies)

  • 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. 

Maintenance Modifications

  • 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.


  1. Chop the veggies to prepare them for roasting.
  2. 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)
  3. Make the ranch dressing if you haven’t already.
  4. Weigh out the tempeh and sauté it in a small spray of oil, or

To Serve:

  1. Weigh out your veggies. Briefly steam the greens if desired, or eat raw greens.
  2. Add the protein and up to 2 oz of sauerkraut on top.
  3. Dress with 1 serving (1/4 of the recipe) of the ranch dressing.
  4. Garnish with salt and pepper.