Saturday, June 17, 2017

What's For Dinner - Buddha Bowls And Other Meals From May

We eat a lot of what I call "Buddha Bowls".
I usually prepare them with a combination of veggies and rice or sweet potato.  Sometimes I add in chicken or salmon. I usually add either a creamy avocado or tahini dressing (LOVE the tahini dressing).
I sometimes don't follow any one recipe exactly, but will vary the ingredients a bit or use elements from more than one recipe.  (That goes for just about any recipe, not just the Buddha Bowls.)

We love the Buddha Bowls.  They are healthy and can be created using a combination of many different foods.
Here is a great instagram site, @veggininthecity, with some amazing food bowls.  I just discovered it about two minutes ago and I'm sure I'll get all kinds of new ideas.
And here is my daughter Shelley's (@raw_Shelley) instagram and website.  She follows a mainly raw diet, is currently on a cleanse, so is posting about that at the moment.

This Buddha Bowl consists of sweet potato, brussels sprouts, chicken, spinach, raw pumpkin seeds and a creamy avocado dressing.

We stopped using salt and now use a salt substitute instead.  I try to make our meals with as little sodium as possible.  That's not always easy when using any packaged foods, but I have tried to choose products that have a low sodium content.

We had missed our normal pizza joint, but I discovered I could make our own very low sodium thin crust pizza. The one below has a crust made of wheat flour, a little oil, and water.  Toppings are no salt added tomato sauce with a little tomato paste, low fat mozzarella, spinach, onion...and I'm not really sure if there is anything else on this one.  Sometimes I add sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms, or ground turkey.

One Pot Spicy Thai Noodles w/Chicken, Broccoli, and Cashews

 Turkey Stroganoff Burgers w/Mushrooms, and Peas

 A piece of baked chicken over wilted spinach w/ a side of mashed black beans w/salsa, and avocado slices.

Smoky Cauliflower Salad: roasted cauliflower, spinach, chicken, red onion, raw pumpkin seeds, dates, oil/must/cider vinegar dressing

Crispy Chicken Salad: Trader Joe's Breaded Chicken Tenderloin Breasts, Trader Joe's Soycutash, avocado, croutons, honey mustard dressing

Baked White Beans w/ Carmelized Onions, with chicken, asparagus, Glory tomato
In most of my dressings I add a packet of equal to make is sweeter.  I also use lots of seasonings...garlic powder, onion powder, salt substitute, pepper, italian seasoning, basil, chili powder, cayenne pepper, cilantro...depending on the recipe.
Many of the basis for these recipes can be found at my Copy Me That recipes site.

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