Healthy Recipe: Winter Bliss Bowls

Try these healthy Winter Bliss Bowls from our Culinary Medicine team! They are perfect for cold wintry days!

Ingredients (Serves 4)

For the Roasted Veggies:

  • 5-7 carrots
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 tsp. cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Bliss Bowls:

  • 8-10 pieces of Lentil Falafel (see our Lentil Falafel recipe here)
  • 2-3 cups of spinach
  • 1-2 cups chopped red cabbage
  • 1 jalapeno, cut into slices
  • 1/4 cup crushed pistachios
  • Optional: tahini, lemon juice, honey, and/or olive oil for drizzling


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Peel the carrots and cut into thin strips and place on a roasting pan (a jelly pan works well because then the veggies don’t slide off).
  3. Chop the cauliflower into small florets and place on a separate roasting pan.
  4. Drizzle each plan with oil and sprinkle each pan with cumin, salt and pepper. Toss around on the pan to combine.
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes – stir occasionally, but not too often otherwise you’ll disrupt the browning process. To get more browning, bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.
  6. When the veggies are done, remove from the oven an set aside to cool.
  7. Assemble spinach, red cabbage, falafel, carrots and roasted cauliflower in the bowls.
  8. Top with jalapeno and pistachios. Drizzle with tahini, lemon juice, honey, olive oil and salt and pepper as needed.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition per serving (serving is 1/4 recipe):
Calories: 190
Fat: 11g
Sodium: 200mg
Carbohydrates: 21g
Protein: 6g

Adapted from: Pinch of Yum

Anschutz Health and Wellness Center