If you are avoiding bread in your quest to lose weight, choose to put your sandwich in a bowl. First, I thought about everything I love wrapped inside my favorite gyro wrap. Then, I simply pre-made my lentils and brown rice, chopped my veggies and made some vegan Tzatzikii Gyro Bowl.
In order to make dinner preparations easier, after a hard day of work, meal prepping helps tremendously.
Although everything else was prepared beforehand, I chose to roast my chickpeas right before servings, so they were crunchy and delicious. Now all I had to do what warm the rice, lentils, and throw the rest in the bowl.
For the tzatziki sauce, it is best to make it ahead of time, so the flavors enhance in the refrigerator.
Also, I chose to serve it on the side for my family to choose how much or how little they wanted.
When making my lentils, I use a small piece of kombu, a seaweed type dried vegetable that aids in issues of blasting and gas. In a former post, The cure for beans, beans, beans, the musical fruit…the more you eat, the more you ….” No more tooting! I discuss the benefits of using kombu.
Of course, having extra sauce is never a bad thing. In fact, if you end up with extra sauce, you can serve it with vegetables, Oil-Free Vegan Garlic Cilantro Naan, or with your crackers of choice.
As a matter of fact, if you are planning ahead, you might want to double the sauce recipe for the Gyro Bowl Recipe.