One of my favorite homemade Vegan meals is a Buddha Bowl. It consist of combining a variety of balanced plant foods that will fill you up, is simple to make and tastes great.
- Start with your favorite medium sized bowl. I love bamboo bowls for the look and feel.
- Pick 1-2 ingredients from each section below, prepare and arrange in bowl.
- Add a dressing
*** All plants have a ratio of protein, carbs and fat, however, I have listed them based on how they are commonly categorized
Lentils, Beans, Tempeh, Soy, Seitan
Broccoli, Artichokes, Asparagus, Green beans etc
Kale, Spinach, Romaine, Baby Greens etc
Quinoa (very high in protein as well )Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Soba Noodles, Rice Noodles, Corn, Buckwheat, Peas, Barley, Spelt, Amaranth, Rice, Gluten free Pasta such as rice, lentil etc.
Avocado, Tahini, Hummus, Babaganush, Nuts (raw and unsalted), Seeds (Raw and unsalted Hemp, Pumpkin, Sunflower etc), Olives
Cilantro, Basil, Oregano, Rosemary etc
Cayenne, Cumin, Tumeric, Nutritional Yeast etc
Try a simple homemade dressing using a base of Avocado, Tahini , Olive Oil or Apple Cider Vinegar and a combination of spices. The key to making a dressing taste great is to have a balance of sweet, spicy, sour, salty, fatty flavors.