It has been a full (but great!) week, and I am so thrilled to have the chance to cook and create again this weekend! One of my favorite meals to “reset” is a Buddha Bowl. Buddha Bowls are SO satisfying, and you can basically use whatever vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, fruits, proteins, etc. that you are feeling/have in your refrigerator/are in season. It’s a fantastic way to combine carbohydrates, proteins and healthy fats into one satisfying meal, in addition to fiber, vitamins and minerals, and minimally processed/whole foods. Eating a Buddha Bowl is intended to be a “mindful” experience, where you savor each unique flavor and texture of what’s in your bowl. I love combining a lot of flavors and colors – making the entire experience both tasty and satisfying. Below I listed a recipe for the Breakfast (or Brunch) Buddha Bowl I crafted this morning (mostly from things I had to use in the fridge). It ended up being a perfect combination, and I look forward to making it again soon. Hope you enjoy! 🙂
Makes 2 Servings
Recipe by © Alysha Melnyk 2018
Large Sauté Pan with Lid
*Disclaimer – I am including certain brand names of things I use (just because they are personal favorites of mine), but feel free to use whatever brand you like, is the cheapest, is on sale, what you have on hand, etc.*
Olive Oil (to coat the pan)
2 Cups Kale (*torn into small pieces and destemmed)
1 Cup Butternut Squash Noodles
1 Cup Frozen Edamame Beans
1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes
2 Large Eggs
2 Slices Bread of Choice, Toasted
2 Tablespoons Cream Cheese (I used Melanie’s Medleys Scallion Cream Cheese)
Optional for Seasoning: Garlic Granules, Onion Granules, Black Pepper
Bowl by Jeremy Ogusky, Creator of Ogusky Ceramics (based in Jamaica Plan, MA)
- Coat sauté pan in olive oil, and add in kale, butternut squash noodles, edamame beans and cherry tomatoes.
- Cover with lid and cook on medium heat (tossing occasionally for even cooking) until everything is cooked/softened (about 5-10 minutes).
- Divide and transfer vegetables to two serving bowls, and then crack the two eggs into the emptied pan and cook as preferred (I fried mine).
- While eggs are cooking, toast bread and spread cream cheese on top.
- Once eggs are cooked, lay one on top of each vegetable bowl and add toast on the side.
- Sprinkle with black pepper and any other preferred seasonings/toppings.
- Enjoy warm! 🙂