What are my foodie #bowls this week?

This week I dialed in my nutrition with my favorite BOWL SALADS! Why am I dialing it in? Well, I completed the 3 Day Refresh this past weekend to kill the cravings that I’ve been having recently. #cravingsbegone The 3DR is the only thing that’s ever worked for me in that department!

So, I took full advantage by getting down on some freaking awesome BOWLS! They’re perfect to pack for lunch, though I only have 12 more days to pack lunch as a teacher, but who’s counting?! 😉

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Bowl #1 : The Buddha Bowl

You may have heard of Buddha Bowls before? It’s basically the concept of choosing one of each of the following, and putting it in a bowl. There is usually a really cute Food Porn photo taken as well. 🙂 #foodies Ironically, I’m unsure of the true connection to buddha with these bowls – past the fact that [a] buddha is a pretty swell dude, and so are these bowls and [b] the alliterative phrase – buddha bowl – is super fun to say.

•green •grain •veggie •protein •topping – nuts/seeds •sauce

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This is my Buddha Bowl. It’s based on the Vegan Buddha Bowl over at Well and Full.

ingredients – 2 servings

  • 1c brown rice
  • 1can chickpeas
    • coconut oil
    • sprinkle of salt
    • 1/2 tsp paprika
    • 1/2 tsp chili powder
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • red pepper sauce
    • 1 red pepper
    • 1 tbsp EVOO
    • 1 lemon, juiced
    • 1/4c cilantro
    • s + p
  • 1c green beans, blanched
  • 2c greens of choice

instructions

  1. If you need to cook rice, do that first. I use Uncle Ben’s in the microwave. #savetimeanddishes
  2. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Toss chickpeas in bowl with oil and spices. Spread on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake, shaking once or twice, for 15-20 min.
  3. Blend all the ingredients for the red pepper sauce. Tips – Chop up the pepper before blending. Use a spoon to really squeeze all the juice from the lemon.
  4. Place greens of choice [I used kale] in bowl. Top with chickpeas, rice, green beans, and red pepper sauce!

notes

* I chose not to add any healthy fats because I had them elsewhere in my day.

*Portion Count for my #healthyDOGmas RYG.5O or RYG.5T

 

Bowl #2 : The Moroccan Chickpea Salad

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But, Jasmine! Why not just another type of Buddha Bowl? Well. #letmetellyou As an IBSer, even WITH my diet regulated, raw greens can be difficult for me to digest, so I have to be careful how many of them I eat! That’s why I often like to make NO GREENS SALADS! This Moroccan Chickpea is a great example that inspired my take on it!

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ingredients – 2 servings

  • 2c grated carrots
  • 1can chickpeas
  • 9 dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1/4c cilantro, chopped
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1/2tsp cumin
  • 1/2tsp turmeric
  • s+p
  • 1/2c pistachios, shelled and chopped

instructions

  1. Add carrots, chickpeas, dates, and cilantro into a bowl.
  2. Mix the dressing [lime juice, spices].
  3. Pour over carrot mixture and toss.
  4. Gently mix in pistachios.

notes

*Shredded carrots — It’s 100% worth the effort to shred your own. I even had to do mine with a grater as my food processor is in storage! The pre-shredded carrots you can get at the store taste dry – like the kind you get in a really bad garden salad at Wendy’s. Love your tastebuds. Shred your own carrots.

*Pistachios — You can choose to ADD or SUB in another healthy fat with a cheese such as feta.

*Portion Count for my #healthyDOGmas RGB .25P

Comment below to share your fave #bowl with me!

love,

jasmine [+juniper, my trusty sidekick]

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