Vegan Meal Prep

Everyone has been asking for a VEGGIE meal prep - so HERE IT IS! I used 3/4 cup of rice, 1/2 cup of bean mixture and divided the pumpkin into 3's (roughly 1 cup each!) and used that as the meal prep. Of course, change the amounts to suit your dietary requirements. 

Turmeric Rice Ingredients: 
1/2 small brown onion, diced
3 whole all spice balls
3 whole cloves
1 tsp. Turmeric Powder
1 1/2 cups of basmati rice
3 cups vegetable stock
1 Tbsp. Butter
Directions: 
Preheat a deep pot over medium/high heat. Once hot, add butter to the pan and let melt for 1 minute.
Wash basmati rice thoroughly until water runs clear.
Into the pot, add cloves, all spice and onion to the pan and cook until onions are translucent.
Add the basmati rice to the pan and mix thoroughly for 1 minute.
Add the vegetable stock and turmeric to the pot and mix. 
Add a lid to the pot and wait until stock begins to boil. Once boiling, turn to a low heat and set a timer for 12 minutes. Once times goes off, take off the heat and use a fork to separate the rice. 

Roasted Pumpkin Ingredients: 
600g raw peeled pumpkin, chopped
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. dried rosemary
1/2 tsp paprika
Salt & cracked pepper  

Directions: 
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
Chop pumpkin into small bite sized pieces. 
Placed pumpkin onto a lined baking tray, and pour over olive oil. 
Sprinkle all the dried spices and mix thoroughly, to ensure each piece of coated well. 
Place into the oven for 35 minutes or until soft and lightly golden. 

Bean Mix Ingredients: 
400g canned chickpeas, drained
200g black beans
400g kidney beans
1/2 tsp garlic powder (or 1 fresh garlic clove, crushed)
1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
Salt & Pepper
1/2 tsp olive oil

Directions: 
Drain all beans from can. 
On a large frying pan, heat olive oil and add chickpeas, black beans and kidney beans. 
Cook for 3-4 minutes or until they're beginning to warm. 
Add cayenne pepper, garlic, sprinkle of salt and pepper and stir. 

Hope you loved this recipe! Meal prep really is a fantastic way to keep on track! I'd love to see your creations, so come and show me over on Instagram! #leah itsines or tag @leah itsines in the image for a chance to feature! I can't wait to see it :) LOVE LEAH X


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