Simply Steamed Broccoli & Sweet Potato Bowl


As much as I love to cook, I’d be lying if I said that I am always in the mood to cook.  On the other hand, I could count on one hand the seldom times in my life when I have not been in the mood to eat!  So what’s a girl to do when she is in the mood to eat, but not necessarily in the mood to cook?

Steam up a quick meal, of course!

I’ve talked about steaming before and even made a video to show you guys how easily you can make a meal when you use a steamer.  I feel like a lot of people think of steaming as a really boring way to make a meal but the truth is that as long as you season your food when you are done steaming, you can come up with a hundred and one ways to make delicious and healthy food FAST!  This is where your pantry comes in good use, so be sure you’re stocked up with at least the very basics when it comes to dried herbs and spices.

And while steaming is technically a cooking technique, it takes very little effort.  I mean other than a peanut butter and banana sandwich, it’s not gonna get much easier than this!

Sometimes I make this for breakfast and top it with scrambled egg whites and a couple of tbsps of part-skim cheese (it’s really good).  Today, I made this after I came back from my morning workout and man, did it hit the spot!  It’s really hearty and very satisfying.

Can you believe that I’m already twenty weeks preggo (half way there)?  I can’t.  It’s all starting to become a little more real now.  The only question is this, “Do we wait for the big surprise ,or do we crumble in and find out the sex of the baby at the ultra sound?”  I’m still not sure, but I think I might crumble:).

Simply Steamed Broccoli & Sweet Potato Bowl

Yield: Serves 10

Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook Time:10 minutes

Total Time:15 minutes


  • 1 small sweet potato (about 5 ounces)
  • 1 cup of broccoli florets
  • 1/3 cup of black beans
  • A few dashes of curry powder
  • A dash of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • A good pinch of kosher salt and little black pepper


Peel and chop your sweet potato.  Place in a steamer basket for about four minutes.

Add the broccoli and black beans to the steamer basket and allow to steam for another two minutes or until your potatoes are fork tender and your broccoli is crisp and tender.

Remove beans and veggies and toss with olive oil, curry powder, garlic powder, and salt and pepper.  Enjoy!!


Nutrients per serving:  Calories: 232; Total Fat: 5.2g; Saturated Fat: 0.9g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 171 mg; Carbohydrate: 40.1g; Dietary Fiber: 8.8g; Sugars: 5.1g; Protein: 9.1g