Let’s talk about layers. Flavor layers. Texture layers. Bacon layers.
These sweet potato bowls have it all going on. Sweet, fluffy mashed sweet potatoes. Crispy, cajun-seasoned roasted chick peas. Tender sautéed kale. All layered and topped off with crispy crumbled bacon. Hello, happy dinner!
You could certainly skip the bacon and have this be a delicious vegetarian meal. You’ll get plenty of protein from the chick peas. (Which make an excellent snack all on their own, if you’ve never tried them seasoned and roasted like this. Very crunchy and pop-able – and very addictive!) I sometimes serve these sweet potato bowls for our meatless Monday dinner, even though it isn’t really meatless. But if you aren’t vegetarian, I highly recommend the bacon. It’s still a very healthy dinner. And let’s face it, bacon makes things taste better!
I also love how very, very budget-friendly this dinner is. Basic ingredients made into a delicious, well-rounded meal. Each part of the meal gets a little love on its own and then they all come together for a yummy, wholesome dinner bowl. I particularly like being able to get a little bit of everything all in one bite.
Hope you love these sweet potato bowls as much as we do!