G-BOMBS is an acronym for “Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries, and Seeds,” a group of nutrient-dense foods recommended to be consumed regularly as part of a healthy diet. Here are some recipe ideas that incorporate these foods:
- Kale and Quinoa Salad
- Cook 1 cup of quinoa according to package instructions.
- In a large bowl, mix cooked quinoa, 1 bunch of chopped kale (stems removed), 1 diced red bell pepper, 1 diced cucumber, 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts, and 1/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese.
- Whisk together 1/4 cup of olive oil, 1/4 cup of lemon juice, 2 minced garlic cloves, and salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl. Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine.
- Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a large skillet, cook 1 diced onion and 2 minced garlic cloves in 1 tablespoon of olive oil until soft. Add 1 can of drained and rinsed black beans, 1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 5-7 minutes.
- Peel and dice 2 sweet potatoes and roast in the oven for 25 minutes.
- In a large bowl, combine cooked sweet potatoes with the black bean mixture.
- Fill 8 tortillas with sweet potato and black bean mixture, roll up, and place in a baking dish.
- Top with 1 cup of enchilada sauce and 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, until cheese, is melted and bubbly.
- Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Pizza
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Roll out pizza dough on a lightly floured surface and transfer to a baking sheet.
- In a large skillet, cook 2 thinly sliced onions in 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat until caramelized, about 15 minutes.
- Add 8 ounces of sliced mushrooms to the skillet and cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
- Spread 1/2 cup of tomato sauce over pizza dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edges.
- Top with caramelized onions and mushrooms, 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese, and 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the crust, is golden brown.
- Mushroom and Spinach Quiche
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a large skillet, cook 8 ounces of sliced mushrooms in 1 tablespoon of butter until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
- Add 2 cups of chopped spinach to the skillet and cook until wilted, about 2-3 minutes.
- In a large bowl, whisk together 6 eggs, 1 cup of milk, 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Pour egg mixture into a 9-inch pie dish.
- Top with mushroom and spinach mixture.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the filling, is set and the top is golden brown.
- Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl.
- Combine 1/2 cup of frozen mixed berries, 1 frozen banana, 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk, and 1 tablespoon of chia seeds in a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with sliced strawberries.