30 Minute Buddha Bowl

One of the easiest meals to make, if you have left over veggies of any kind you can throw this meal together. Make this meal however you want! Want some grains in it quickly boil some quinoa for a protein packed, well balanced addition to the meal. Not a quinoa fan, chickpeas, black beans or brown rice also make for great bases!

When preparing to move into the RV full time we didn’t have all of our electric figured out and this was a great way to use up all of our veggies. Not even thinking twice all of the veggies got rinsed, chopped, thrown on a baking sheet with olive oil and seasonings and then came out a glowing perfect lazy night dinner. We had kale, carrots, sweet potatoes, red onion, bell pepper, spinach, tomatoes and cherry tomatoes. Worked really well for a balanced meal as well with some great sources of healthy fats and proteins, especially after topping it off with some seeds and an avocado! If not using literally every bit of the food you have to only feed two people I would recommend putting it on a base of grains or beans.

If you are just wanting some whole foods as well these are always a great option. Try keeping it colorful and incorporating all of the colors for a well rounded meal full of vitamins and minerals!

Buddha Bowl on Baking Sheet before cooking topped with avocado butter, olive oil, salt, pepper, ginger

There are so many variations that could be utilized out of this. I also love that it helps keep our food waste down. Anthony and I are working on being more conscientious of our foot print, one way is to work on food waste and composting what we can’t eat. Another way we like to keep it down is to not use the plastic bags for produce in supermarkets and farmers markets. To use reusable bags and as little packaging as possible. Does it drive anyone else insane that the supermarket HEAT PLASTIC WRAPS fruit, whole oranges and apples!

Trying to find more ways we can get spring mixes and such without packaging has been difficult although we are on course to begin using Aerogarden Harvest for a garden mix as well to start up more fresh herbs and peppers!

Easy Buddha Bowl topped with Avocado and seasonings. Made with Kale, spinach, red bell pepper, tomato, and sweet potato.

Cuisine

Asian

Serving

2

Cook Time

30 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Whole Red Bell Pepper
  • 2 Medium Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 Cups of Kale
  • 2 Cups Spinach
  • 1 Whole Roma Tomato
  • Handful Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Avocados
  • 1/2 Stick Avocado Butter
  • 1/4 C Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Salt
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Instructions

  • Wash all of your veggies and preheat your oven to 375°F or 190°C
  • Dice the pepper, sweet potato, and roma tomato then, halve the cherry tomatoes.
  • Take a baking sheet lay down aluminum foil or a silpat and coat in some of the Avocado Butter, place down all of the veggies (for only making the kale and spinach crispy I suggest waiting till the last 10 minutes or so of baking to put them in on top), drizzle the olive oil over all of the veggies and garlic, salt and pepper to taste and cook till the sweet potatoes are tender about 20 to 30 minutes depending on size and moisture.
  • Then top with a 1/2 an avocado sliced on top and a drizzle of olive oil again! Enjoy!

For new flavors try mixing up the meals! Top with seeds, different oils, try baking with sesame oil and rice vinegar for an extra flair, also the different bases will allow you to individualize for dietary needs. Quinoa I would suggest for an excellent addition for a complete super foods bowl! A touch of lemon could also be an excellent brightening feature to the flavor.


Please as with every entry I would love for you to take a moment to simply think about ways to improve your daily habits to improve yourself for yourself. How if you feel better those around you will, they will in turn effect others, and so forth till the world is better because of the changes you have made for yourself.

Beginning the process is thinking, to acknowledge what you wish to improve. If that is the thoughts you are having, the feelings you have, the meals you have or if your are further along in the process and thinking about how to go zero waste for yourself and your family or if you are creating a gold-leed building for a city as part of the city planning and architecture something department. I can hope all of us find our callings and can leave the world a better place than we started with. Every one is where they are meant to be in their journey and everyone has the ability at every moment to change where they are and where they are going!

I hope by reading this your inspired to make someone’s day a little brighter and a little better.


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