So here’s the thing.
I know that “Buddha Bowls” are all the rage. Every website has them, every magazine is writing about them. They are essentially HUGE bowls that are a mishmash of vegetables, grains and proteins. They can be filled with rice, quinoa, whatever you want. Some people even have smoothies in them. They are basically whatever food bloggers want to throw in a bowl and magically call a Buddha bowl, to capitalize on the trend.
They also look like 1500 calories each. I’m totally serious. I am not a calorie counter, but I look at those and between the grains/beans/rice I think WOW – there’s an entire days worth of food in that bowl. As someone that has to balance writing dessert cookbooks with running a full-time food blog I am constantly battling with my weight and have to be mindful of my health, because my job is all about food. Buddha Bowls are actually the antithesis of mindful eating with their goals of being huge and loaded up to the brim to “look pretty.” Even a bowl of chickpeas and quinoa can add up when it’s gigantic.
And that’s not to say that I don’t love those Buddha Bowls, but it’s like smoothie bowls; they aren’t for me.
So I think I’m going to make Goal Bowls. It gives me the motivation to eat healthy first thing in the morning and get some awesome recipes out to you guys as well!
Upping my and Mike’s vegetable intake for breakfast is my goal. I have always loved eating vegetables and protein for breakfast but my resolution this year is to really up the ante. Thoughtful, planned out breakfasts to give us a great start to our day. Let’s face it, sometimes our days just go downhill from the start. It’s a lovely thought that we can all eat beautiful vegetable bowls at lunch then head to our yoga classes, but 9 times out of 10, no matter who you are, your day won’t go as planned. It’s nice to know that even if you had to grab McDonald’s for dinner because you forgot about the 75 things you had to do for your children that evening, you took the time in the morning to load up on heathy goodness. [Read More…]