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Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Blog, Member Tip | 0 comments

Sari Says: Build a Better Bowl to Better Health

I do love a great newsletter. Notice I said GREAT. The monthly letter waiting in my inbox from My Wellness Counts was colorfully delicious. (Sounds like the tag line of an unhealthy breakfast cereal, doesn’t that? Colorfully delicious…I digress)

It was an easy ready, contained a lot of provocative points about nutritional debates I found balanced, fair and thought-provoking and had beautiful pictures to enhance the read. It inspired me to go into the kitchen and try a little Vegan spin on health, or at least write a blog about it. So here is what I had to share!

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BUILD A BOWL TO BETTER HEALTH

Nutrition is a funny science; because experts can scientifically prove opposing theories and seemingly all be right,
it tends to lead to confusing and conflicting information that leaves us wondering:

“How do I know what is really healthy?”
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For instance . . .
there are those who advocate that dairy is necessary for calcium absorption and bone growth, while others contend
that dairy is harmful, linked to cancer due to the protein casein, and can actually leech calcium from our bones.Proponents of the egg industry insist that eggs are a “perfect breakfast food” while others contend that eggs
are a source of bad cholesterol.

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ONE THING WE CAN ALL BE SURE ABOUT
is that the more life-energy we embrace in our foods, the more life-energy we will receive.
and Building a Bowl to Better Health is a great way to start!

That means: color, vibrancy, sunshine, nutrient-packed, plant-based, live enzymes, vitamins and minerals!!!
HERE IS MY FAVORITE RECIPE:
BOUNTIFUL BUDDHA BOWL
1/2 cup cooked beans of your choosing
1/2 cup cooked quinoa or whole grain
1 cup steamed broccoli
1 cup tofu, cubed
1 cup fresh bean sprouts
1 cup diced tomato, cucumber, red onion
1/2 cup sliced scallion
1/2 cup shredded herbs of your choosing
1 cup dark leafy greensDirections:
Line 1 cup dark leafy greens on the bottom of your bowl. Cover with warmed beans and quinoa. Add steamed broccoli and cover for one minute.
Dress with Lemon Tahini Dressing:

LEMON TAHINI DRESSING

1/4 cup raw Tahini
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast
3+ T. water
Dash of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Blend all together until smooth

Once your salad is dressed, add all other ingredients.
Before mixing and digging in to your good health, please take a moment to look, smell and appreciate the beauty of this bountiful bowl!

Sari Dennis, CHC, AADP
Certified Health and Wellness Counselor
Certified Food For Life Instructor, PCRM