Table of Contents
  1. What is the best way to roast vegetables?
  2. Why are lentils a healthy choice?
  3. Watch how to make these harvest bowls
  4. Chicken & Curried Honey Lentils Harvest Bowls Recipe

During the week, my meals usually consist of mixing together my favorite quick-made foods into some sort of salad-like bowl meal. The mixture often includes roasted vegetables, nuts, lean meat, and some style of homemade dressing. This has become my go-to routine when I don’t want to prepare a meal.

What’s great about a bowl is that many of the components can be made ahead, making mealtime speedy. Or, leftovers from previous meals can be used if making ahead doesn’t sound like fun.

In my humble opinion, bowls are the ultimate meal. All of the ingredients are healthy, nourishing, and the dressing can send the flavors into epic territory.

Far away top down view of white bowl surrounded by ingredients in this harvest bowl all sitting on white countertop with green lettuce to the side

What is the best way to roast vegetables?

Roasting vegetables is easy and quick, but there is a right way to roast. Even though it may seem scary at times, high heat is extremely important. But there are important things to remember:

  • When roasting multiple vegetables, cut pieces into the same size so they roast at the same rate.
  • If using denser and softer vegetables, cut soft ones thicker so they do not over roast.
  • Coat all sides of the vegetables in oil to ensure they roast properly and do not dry out.
  • Season the vegetables well with salt to bring out all of their flavor.
  • To allow the vegetables to caramelize and brown properly, use a high heat, such as 425°F.
Top down view of baking sheet with white piece of parchment with roasted vegetables all over the top including squash, beets, and Brussels sprouts

Why are lentils a healthy choice?

Lentils are delicious, but they’re also a nutritious choice. Once they’re cooked, they can be used as a starch, but are high in protein and fiber.

Lentils have a long list of minerals and vitamins. And unlike a bread or white potato, lentils can help us stay full while providing nutrients. They cook relatively quickly and can be flavored to add as a terrific addition to any salad, side… or this bowl!

Sold on lentils? If not yet, give them a try with the curry powder and honey in this recipe and you’ll be a believer!

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Watch how to make these harvest bowls

Top down view of white plate filled with a harvest bowl filled with chicken, roasted vegetables, and lentils all on a bed of green lettuce

Chicken & Curried Honey Lentils Harvest Bowls

5 from 2 votes
Long gone are the days of main dishes and multiple sides all in one meal. It's far easier to simply serve everything all together and that's exactly what works with this lentil-centric harvest bowl that's perfect for the fall season!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

For the lentils

  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp yellow curry powder
  • ¾ cup green lentils
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 ½ tbsp honey

For the vegetables

  • 1 medium (12 oz) celery root cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 12 oz Brussels sprouts halved
  • 1 medium beet cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 Delicata squash cut into ½-inch slices
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

For the chicken

  • 8 oz chicken breasts (approx. two breasts)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp chipotle powder

For the dressing

  • cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp water

For the bowl

  • 8 oz lettuce
  • ½ cup toasted pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 4 oz goat cheese

Instructions
 

For the lentils

  • In a small saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add the onion and salt and sauté until softened, 4-6 minutes. Add the curry powder and stir for 30 seconds to heat. Add the lentils and water. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
  • Cook until the lentils are tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, 18-22 minutes.
  • Once cooked, remove from the heat, add the honey, and set aside until ready to assemble the bowls.

For the vegetables

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Place all of the vegetables on two baking sheets, allowing adequate space to ensure they roast evenly. Drizzle with olive oil and mix them to coat evenly. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Roast in the preheated oven until the vegetables are browned and tender, 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.

For the chicken

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Drizzle the chicken breasts with oil, and sprinkle with salt and chipotle powder. Roast in the preheated oven until the center registers 155°F.
  • Remove from the oven and let it rest until the temperature reaches 160°F, 5-10 minutes. Slice and serve.

For the dressing

  • In a small bowl, combine the tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt, black pepper, and water. Whisk until smooth. Add more water as needed to make a smooth consistency.

For the bowls

  • Add lettuce to each individual bowl. Top with the vegetables, chicken, dressing, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, and goat cheese.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 775kcalCarbohydrates: 90.6gProtein: 43.7gFat: 33.2gSaturated Fat: 8.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9.8gMonounsaturated Fat: 12.5gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 54.4mgSodium: 1646mgPotassium: 2076.2mgFiber: 18.2gSugar: 33.6gVitamin A: 819.1IUVitamin C: 93.9mgCalcium: 269.1mgIron: 10.4mg
Course dinnn
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Roasting

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5 Comments

  1. Hello. I watched your video on the apple butter.( I watch all your videos lol ) can you tell me the brand of your beautiful crockpot and where you purchased it?I really love it. I tried to find it, and I’m having no luck. Thank you so much. Sincerely, Anne ♥️

  2. I love to see you cooking I like easy and healthy recipes I like the way you show you house and share everything that you know for us have a wonderful holidays for you and your family and God bless I will continue watching you and everything you do
    Thank you for sharing and God bless you♥️🙏🏻

  3. Hi Kaleb! I was wondering how much oil to sautee onions in. Also, I can’t find where the honey is used on the lentil portion of the recipe.
    Thanks!
    Patti