Another Meatless Monday and not sure what to make for dinner? Don’t worry I got you covered this week with these Can’t Beet this Cauliflower Brusslin’ Buddha Bowls! So much whole food flavor comes together in these delicious and nutritious bowls I cannot wait to make them again when we get back home.
As I mentioned last week we’re still in California. Expo ended yesterday but we’re down here a couple more days soaking up the much needed sun and family time. You know the saying, never miss a Monday and that’s true in the sense I couldn’t miss my weekly Meatless Monday link up with co-host Deborah. If you are linking up I will be checking out the recipes when I get back home or while sitting at the airport.
So why do I call them Can’t Beet this Cauliflower Brusslin’ Buddha Bowls? Easy there is so much flavor, texture, color, and nutrition the combo can’t be beat! A little pun on works as these bowls are packed with beets, cauliflower rice, and Brussel Sprouts but that’s not all! I’ve also added sweet potato, avocado, kale, hemp seeds, dried cranberry and a creamy dreamy Turmeric Tahini Dressing! It might seem like a lot but it’s easy to make, there are things that can be made ahead of easy meal prep, and easy substitutions to meet your families needs and what you have on hand. You can swap the cauliflower rice for brown rice, the hemp seeds for pumpkin seeds or another seed/nut. I also assemble the bowls so that if one of the girls doesn’t want an ingredient (beets, sweet potato, dressing, ect) I can leave it off making it an easy family friendly meal. I do this a lot and it’s one of the reasons I love Buddha bowls or dishes like this. One meal but so easy to customize for everyone. Often it’s even pulling leftovers or things out of the fridge to add or substitute.
Aside from all the vitamins, minerals, and just overall whole food nutrition packed in these bowls I’ve also got some of my favorite anti-inflammatory foods! If you’re a regular readier you’ll know I’ve been all about anti-inflammatory foods, especially in the last year and a half to two years.
A breakdown on the anti- inflammatory foods in this salad:
Cauliflower is like winning the antioxidant and phytonutrient lottery, packed with vitamin C, beta-carotene, kaempferol, quercetin, rutin, cinnamic acid, and much more.
Beets are a source of phytonutrients called betalains. Betanin and vulgaxanthin are the two best-studied betalains from beets, and both have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support.
Brussel Sprouts have vitamin K, vitamin C, and antioxidants. Aside from that they also contain folate, manganese, vitamin B6, fiber, choline, copper, vitamin B1, potassium, and so much more.
Cruciferous Vegetables Kale and Brussel Sprouts.Kale is an incredibly effective anti-inflammatory food, potentially preventing and even reversing these illnesses.
Brussels sprouts anti-inflammatory abilities are found in its supply of vitamins K and C, various antioxidants.
Sweet Potatos are great source of complex carbs, fiber, beta-carotene, manganese and vitamin B6 and C.
Cranberries and blueberries I think we all know are packed with antioxidants and phytoflavinoids. These berries are also high in potassium and vitamin C
Pumpkin seeds are filled with minerals including phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, iron and copper. Pumpkin seeds, along with many other seeds and nuts, help reduce inflammation.
Hemp seeds provide protein, magnesium, fiber, and essential minerals.
Turmeric supports a healthy immune system as it’s packed with antioxidants and includes great anti-inflammatory properties.
Ginger is well known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties. To help relieve nausea, help with digestion, and for helping relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is referred to as the secret to longevity in Mediterranean culture, this oil provides a healthy dose of fats that fights inflammation.
I think I pretty much justifies the name of these bowls and why you Can’t Beet This Cauliflower Brusselin’ Buddha Bowls! Although the flavor and color alone also helps.
I hope you all have a great week, as I mentioned I’m still away and with that I think I’ll be taking the rest of the week off from posting so I can enjoy the rest of the vacation, process everything from Expo, enjoy my birthday and St. Patrick’s Day, and come back next week refreshed and inspired. I always have so many ideas and things going through my head after Expo and vacation. Don’t forget to follow along over on Instagram where I’ll still plan on sharing some finds from Expo and life maybe more on Stories than my feed but either way if I end up getting online it will be there.
Again if there are any recipes or things you want to see or see more of be sure to leave a comment below or message me!
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