Everything That’s in My Fridge Right Now Salad

Everything That’s in My Fridge Right Now Salad

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale, chopped coarsely and massaged
  • 1 medium beet, shredded
  • 1 medium-sized carrot, peeled and shredded
  • ¼ cup diced cucumber
  • 1 handful alfalfa sprouts (or your fave type of sprouts)
  • ¼ cup pepitas
  • 2 Tbsp chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp golden raisins
  • 1 small avocado, sliced
  • 1 chicken breast, cooked and shredded (optional)
  • ½ cup Cookie and Kate’s Sunshine Salad Dressing
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Directions

  1. In a large salad bowl, add your kale and give it a few squeezes to “massage” it. This breaks it down a bit and makes it less bitter.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients and toss. Enjoy!
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Bailey’s Buddha Bowl with Creamy Tahini Dressing

baileys buddha bowl with tahini dressing

Do you ever just have those days where you’re feeling especially zen? Like so peaceful and relaxed that absolutely nothing could cause you anxiety? Well, yesterday I did some (well-needed) yoga for the first time all week and believe it or not, high-strung anxious ole’ Bailey had one of those days.

Ahhhhh, it was fantastic. Just thinking back to yesterday puts me in a calmer mood right now. So now, what does one eat on these blissfully peaceful days gifted from the heavens?

A Buddha bowl, duh.

But what exactly IS a Buddha bowl? I was confused at first too. I kept seeing them popping up everywhere and I thought to myself “What the heck people, all these bowls have different ingredients in them! What makes it a Buddha bowl?!”

So after a little (seriously like a second) of Googling, the Huffington Post cleared up my confusion by defining Buddha bowls as the following:

“Essentially, Buddha Bowls (also known as macro bowls or hippiebowls) are colourful, filling dishes built in a large bowl and composed of grains, veggies (raw, sautéed and/or roasted), protein (legumes, tofu or meat), greens and seeds — and to finish it all off, a hearty dressing.”

Wow. Talk about heaven in a bowl. And no limits to define these beautiful bowls? You gotta be kiddin’ me. But it’s true! Just one giant bowl, all the nutrients and tasty munchies you could ever imagine, and it’s topped off with a hearty dressing. I’m in love.

So here, I present to you, my nutrient-packed, colorful, drool-inducing, holy-crap-I-need-seconds, first take at a Buddha Bowl. Enjoy, my peeps!

Bailey’s Buddha Bowl with Creamy Tahini Dressing

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 cup chopped cauliflower
  • 1 cup brussels sprouts, halved
  • 2 large chopped carrots
  • 1 small sweet potato, cut into chunks
  • 1 + ½ tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup chopped cremini mushrooms
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 Tbsp pepitas
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • salt and pepper
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Directions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cook your brown rice according to package directions (I cook mine in my rice cooker for 30 minutes).
  3. Add your cauliflower, brussels sprouts, carrots, and sweet potato to a large bowl and toss with 1 Tbsp avocado oil, garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Transfer the veggies to a baking sheet and bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until tender.
  5. Also at this point you can put your chicken breast in the oven and cook until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F (about 20 minutes).
  6. Meanwhile, heat your remaining ½ Tbsp avocado oil in a pan over medium-low heat. Once hot, add the mushrooms and sauté until soft, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Make the dressing by combining the tahini, lemon juice, garlic, water, and salt and pepper to taste in a blender and blend until creamy and smooth.
  8. Once everything has finished cooking, begin making your bowls by layering the rice, kale, veggies, chicken, avocado, and pepitas and then topping with the tahini dressing. Enjoy!
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Grain-Free Fiesta Taco Salad Bowl

grain free fiesta taco salad bowl

ARRIBA!!! ARRIBA!!!!

Seriously guys, hurry up! If you’re a Mexican food lover like me (I’m literally addicted to it since I grew up so close to the Mexican border) you HAVE to make this recipe RIGHT NOW it’s so freakin’ good. And healthy. And easy. And nice to look at. And even nicer to feel in your belly.

Anyways, I find it so easy to healthify my favorite Mexican food recipes because most of them are plant-based to start out with but then what makes them unhealthy are added oils, sugars, and super processed tortillas. SO all I then have to do is cut out that gut-wrecking garbage and bam! I’ve got myself a delicious guilt-free Mexican meal. And most importantly, happy taste buds.

Okay so I love this bowl because it’s packed with veggies (aka tons of vitamins, fiber, and  and flavor BUT it also has a sneaky high amount of plant-based protein too! Plus protein from the egg. I’ve been loving using edamame in recipes lately because I recently discovered how high edamame is in not only a source of complete protein, but also high in fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin C, and tons of other great nutrients. Wooowwwwza all that from one cute ‘n’ tasty lil’ bean.

So next time you’re in the mood for some Mexican food you just need a few simple ingredients, 10 minutes, and a giant bowl to put everything in cuz let’s be honest here, you’re gonna want as much as you can possibly cram in that bowl. Enjoy my peeps!

Grain-Free Fiesta Taco Salad Bowl

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 2 red peppers, sliced
  • ½ Tbsp organic virgin coconut oil
  • 4 organic free-range eggs
  • 1 15 oz. can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cooked corn
  • 1 cup cooked edamame
  • 1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cups chopped organic spinach
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1 avocado, cut into chunks
  • pea shoots
  • 1 cup of your favorite salsa

Directions

  1. Heat your coconut oil in a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Once it’s hot, add the red peppers and cook while stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes or until they’re tender.
  2. Once the peppers are done, crack your eggs into your pan. Add a small amount of water to the eggs and immediately cover with a lid. Cook until the egg whites appear white and no longer clear then remove from the heat.
  3. Add ¼ of each of the following to each bowl: spinach, beans, edamame, corn, peppers, cherry tomatoes, and avocado and then top with an egg, pea shoots, and your favorite salsa. Enjoy!


Creamy Coconut Cashew Yellow Curry with Shrimp

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Okay normally I would start you guys off with some witty intro to get you hooked, but I’m RAVENOUS and I think no intro is needed for this drool-worthy bowl of deliciousness.

Who doesn’t love a good yellow curry? Especially when it’s combined with the smooth, subtle nuttiness of cashews and the creaminess of coconut milk. OOH BABY this combo is gold.

Okay all you you who don’t get enough veggies in every day raise your hand. Pretty much all of you? Yep, same. That’s what I love about this curry! It’s absolutely LOADED with veggies so you’re sure to get all those vitamins and minerals in for the day plusssss we’ve got your healthy fats from the coconut milk and cashews and protein from da shrimpies! Serve it over some wild rice for some healthy carbs and voila! One complete, healthy meal.

So next time you’re struggling to get your veggies in or just want to trick your kids into eating veggies break out this bad boy and nobody will be disappointed!

 


Creamy Coconut Cashew Yellow Curry with Shrimp

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

    Curry
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 1 Tbsp organic virgin coconut oil
  • 1 sweet potato, cut into chunks
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup brussels sprouts, chopped
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 1 ½ cup cooked, peeled, and de-veined shrimp
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish
  • Sauce

  • 1 ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup cashew butter
  • ¼ cup yellow curry paste

Directions

  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and add your rice. Cook covered for 30 minutes and then remove from heat and allow to sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the coconut oil. Once the pan is hot and the coconut oil is melted, add the sweet potato, carrots, brussels sprouts, and turmeric powder, salt, and pepper. Cook while stirring occasionally until they begin to soften (appx. 10-12 minutes).
  3. While the veggies are cooking, add all the sauce ingredients to a bowl and whisk together to combine. Set aside.
  4. Add the cashews to the veggies and continue to cook while stirring occasionally for another 5-8 minutes or until everything is tender.
  5. Add the shrimp and cook for another minute.
  6. Add your sauce and bring to a simmer. Simmer while stirring for another 2 minutes.
  7. Remove from the heat and serve over rice with a sprinkle of cilantro on top. Enjoy!


Roasted Chicken and Veggie Bowl with Peanut Yellow Curry Dressing

Roasted Chicken and Veggie Peanut Yellow Curry Bowl

Well, this concoction came about from having a ton of leftover veggies and very little time, and let me tell you I am SO THANKFUL I threw this random combination of things together!!!! Like, this was definitely one of the best things I’ve done in my little life so far.

This little bowl of goodness has just about everything you need in the form of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, carbs, healthy fats and protein so basically you could eat this for every meal and your body would be happy as Dory when she found her parents. BUT I haven’t even gotten to the best part yet people!!!!!!

Drum rollllllll pleaseeeeeee…

THE SAUCE.

I’m a huge fan of peanut sauce and an even huge-er fan of yellow curry sauce, so I thought to myself, “why not combine the two?” Best. Idea. Ever. I 100% got lost in the sauce.

But anyways, YOU GUYS, this bowl is so good for you and so easy to make you just HAVE to incorporate it into your weekly lunch/dinner menu! You could even meal prep for it and have it ready in about 60 seconds for days when you just have no time but still want to put something good in your body. So what are you waiting for?! Get that tasty bowl of nutrients into your body!!!! Right now!!!

 

Roasted Chicken and Veggie Bowl With Peanut Yellow Curry Dressing

  • Servings: 1 large or 2 small
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup mixed greens (kale, spinach, arugula, whatever you like really)
  • ½ cup cooked chicken breast, diced
  • 1 Tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • ¼ cup sweet potato, cut into chunks
  • ½ zucchini, cut into chunks
  • 5 asparagus spears cut into 1-inch pieces
  • half of a red pepper, sliced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp yellow curry powder
  • half an avocado
  • Sauce:

  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Healthy Boy Yellow Curry Sauce (or any yellow curry sauce you have)
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Directions

  1. Heat up the coconut oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the sweet potato and cook for about 2 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  2. Add in the zucchini, asparagus spears, red pepper, and the spices (salt, garlic powder, and yellow curry powder) and continue to cook while stirring occasional for about 5-7 minutes, or until everything is tender.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine the coconut milk, peanut butter, and curry sauce. Turn the heat on low and stir occasionally until warm and everything is combined.
  4. In your salad bowl, put your mixed greens on the bottom and then top with the chicken, your roasted veggies, avocado, and peanut curry sauce. Enjoy!
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