Make Your Own Buddha Bowl

February 22, 2018

 

 

Macro bowls, buddha bowls, glory bowls... whatever you call them.. these are one of my go to meals. They are so filling, satisfying and full of nutrients. I don't do a whole lot of meal prep but I do batch cook and it makes bowls like these so easy to through together for lunch or dinner.

 

Here are some ideas for you to mix and match:

 

Step 1: Choose Your Base

  • Massaged kale (yes that's right I said massaged!) De-stem kale and tear it into small pieces. Massage with olive oil and either lemon or apple cider vinegar. This helps to breakdown the enzymes and makes it easier to digest. A healthy fat also helps you to absorb the fat soluble vitamins as well. 

  • Spinach

  • Romaine lettuce

Step 2: Pick a Starch

  • Quinoa

  • Brown rice

  • Buckwheat

  • Roasted cinnamon sweet potatoes (just diced sweet potatoes tossed in coconut oil, cinnamon and sea salt)

Step 3: Add Your Veggies

I love to make a huge pan of roasted veggies. Some of my favourites are turmeric roasted cauliflower, asparagus or broccoli. I also like fresh veggies like cucumbers, peppers, shredded carrots and beets, sprouts, lentils or chickpeas.

 

Step 4: Add Your Protein

This is wear batch cooking comes in handy! I often times just have vegetarian bowls as they provide so much protein already, especially if you add quinoa and a legume to it. Some of my favourites include:

  • Wild caught salmon

  • Organic Chicken

  • Clean veggie burger (no processed soy!)

  • Organic tempeh

 

Step 5: Dress It Up!

Try adding a scoop of my hummus or carrot and ginger dip or try these dressing recipes below!

 

Tahini Dressing:

  • 1 tbsp tahini

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tsp dijon mustard

  • 1 tsp honey or maple syrup

  • salt and pepper

 

Tamari Almond Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tbsp almond butter

  • 2 tsp honey or maple syrup

  • 2 tbsp tamari sauce (low sodium)

  • 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger

Extras:

Add on fermented foods such as kimchi or sauerkraut for some gut loving benefits, chopped almonds and  cashews for crunch or hemp hearts and avocado slices for a boost of healthy fat, fiber and protein!

 

Enjoy and don't forget to tag me if you make one!

 

Xx Mia 

 

 

 

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