Buddha Bowl

If you are looking for a salad that isn’t your typical, lettuce, onion & tomato, and If you find it difficult to add in your 5+ a day of fruits and veggies, you are at the right place. This is my typical go-to lunch option, cause it tastes AMAZING, its quick to make and I just looove the idea that im getting tons of my micro-nutrients in, in just one bowl. And of course, I’m eating the rainbow, and who doesn’t like that!

As usual, If you scroll down to the bottom of the post you can read all about whats in this bowl, and what makes it so healthy! And I gotta admit, when I read about how certain foods that I’m putting into my body effect me and my health, it makes me feel so much better myself, as im giving my body all the love it deserves.

Why don’t you give this buddha bowl and go, and I can assure you that you’ll be eating this everyday from now on.

Lets Get Into It

What You Need: (Serves 2)

  • Lentils (canned or loose)
  • Canned tomatoes with juice 
  • Mixed herbs (or you can pick your own)
  • Garlic salt
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 1/2 tomato, chopped in cubes
  • 1 corn
  • 1 red or white onion
  • 2 potatoes, chopped
  • 1 capsicum 
  • Baby spinach
  • Handful of spring onion
  • Sauerkraut (optional)
  • Apple cider vinegar 
  • Vegetable oil (avocado, almond)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Tahini

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Instructions

For The Base:

  1. Put lentils in a pot on medium heat, add canned tomatoes and herbs. You can leave this warming while you get everything ready.
  2. In another pot, bring water to boil, then add the chopped potatoes in and and boil for another 2 minutes, then simmer on medium heat for 6 minutes, or until soft.

Toppings:

  1. Cook corn in microwave for 4 minutes or put in a pot and boil for 8 minutes
  2. Finely chop onion, and sauté it with garlic and herbs for 6 minutes, or until brown.
  3. Chop, or grate the rest of the ingredients. 
  4. Then add the base in a bowl, top with all the veggies, including sauerkraut and avocado if you wish. Finish with the dressing, stated below.

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Dressing:

  1. Add 2 Tbsp of oil, with 2 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar into a jar you can shake up.
  2. A few pinchfuls of salt and pepper.
  3. 1 Tbsp of tahini.
  4. Shake well, and sprinkle on top of bowl.

So tell me the good stuff!

Not going to Lie, I only just learnt about micro-nutrients like 3 months ago, so im guessing most people just don’t know. Essentially they are from food, that our body gets to digest, and its how our body pretty much survives. We need these nutrients such as vitamin A, B, C, D etc, and things such as iron, magnesium, fibre, calcium and protein. And you get most of these from plant-based food! Thats why I think its so important to include a range of colours and veggies to each meal as this will really give our body what it truly needs.

I always say that you can never really enjoy feeding your body with all these nutrients, until you learn how good it is for you. I reckon thats the reason why people fill up on fast foods, lollies, and just a over-all high saturated fat, and refined sugars diet, because they just don’t get the connection between what goes in and how that effects your body. Yes they taste good, but I can assure you that once you stared incorporating more nutrient-dense food into your life, everything changes, from your moods, energy, mental health and tons more. Just try it out..you’ll never look back.

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 Much love x

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