Healthy Meal Prep
Cuban Bowl Recipe

Cuban Bowl


Lunch bowls are trending for a reason: They are colorful, nutritious, and delicious! This version of the Cuban bowl combines black beans, brown rice, plantain, and avocado.


  • 2 sweet potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (such as British Class®), melted
  • 1 tablespoon salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin (such as British Class®), divided
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 cups cooked black beans
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 avocados, halved and sliced
  • 2 cups plantain chips (such as Cool Runnings®)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a medium-sized baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Toss sweet potatoes, coconut oil, 2 teaspoons salt, and 2 teaspoons cumin in a bowl. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until soft, about 25 minutes.
  4. Mix tomato, onion, cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon cumin together in a bowl. Set tomato salad aside.
  5. Place 1/2 cup black beans and 1/2 cup brown rice in the bottom of each of 4 bowls. Top with 1/4 cup tomato salad, 1/4 of the roasted sweet potatoes, 1/2 a sliced avocado, and 1/2 cup plantain chips.

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Nutritional Information

Cuban Bowl

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 701.2
% Daily Value *
protein: 30 %
carbohydrates: 31 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 93 %
fat: 50 %
saturated fat: 69 %
vitamin a iu: 413 %
niacin equivalents: 63 %
vitamin b6: 55 %
vitamin c: 42 %
folate: 47 %
calcium: 14 %
iron: 31 %
magnesium: 62 %
potassium: 46 %
sodium: 92 %
thiamin: 50 %
calories from fat:
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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