The Vegan Veggie Burger Baby Buddha Bowl is the perfect pocket-sized fit for Buddha bowl lovers! I tried to eat a normal size Buddha Bowl recently, for a recipe actually, and it made me too full. That kind of takes the joy out of it. So, I opted for a baby Buddha bowl instead!
This is great because you still get the look and feel of a normal Buddha bowl, but without the stuffed feeling that accompanies it. I don’t know about you, but I just can’t eat that much at once! So, this is the condensed version. Let’s talk about nutrition for a minute, shall we?
Veggie Burger – You can find these in the produce/vegan cheese/vegenaise section of the grocery store. I use fresh veggieburger by Franklin Farms and it’s so good! I use the original recipe which is both vegan and gluten-free. For nutrition info, the veggie burger is only 100 calories and has whopping 50% of Vitamin C. Holy cow! It also has 20% Vitamin A, which is great for your entire immune system. The veggie burger is processed, but a healthy processed if you will. Enjoy it guilt-free! It also has 12 grams of soy protein per burger and our daily protein intake is supposed to be at 25 so if you eat this, that meets most of your requirements.
Romaine Lettuce – Romaine lettuce has only 8 calories per cup and is low in carbohydrates. It doesn’t have much in the way of fiber oddly enough, but don’t let that deter you from giving it a try. It’s still super-good for you! It packs a punch with folate, vitamin c, vitamin k, and calcium, just to name a few off the top of my head. Plus, hello! No fat.
Cashews – Cashews are high in fat and definitely pack some calories, but in moderation, you should be fine. Nutrition wise, cashews have zinc. guess what zinc is great for? Zinc is a powerhouse vitamin. It literally is a superhero, fighting cancer for you! Zinc also is great for fighting off colds and infections, as well as boosting your overall health. Another great thing about cashews is that it has 5 grams of protein, 750 milligrams of copper, and 89 milligrams of magnesium. Copper helps with problems like preventing and healing anemia. It plays a huge role in energy production. We need energy to well, live. To live and play and be our best selves. With 89 milligrams of magnesium, you can expect to see better care given to your nerves and muscles. Cashews are so relevant!
Tomatoes – In general, tomatoes contain a ton of lycopene. Lycopene prevents heart disease, making your sauce super heart-healthy! It also treats that HPV thing or human papillomavirus naturally. Another great thing about tomato is that the vitamins in it actually increase nutrients, unlike some of its raw counterparts. Sweet! Tomatoes also commonly have Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin E, and more! Of course, the fresher the better.
Purple Onion – When I think of the strong, pungent flavor of purple onion in my salad, I think good oral hygiene! That’s right? Even though it stays on your breath for long after eating it, it’s cleaning the interior of your mouth. Good news for those of us obsessed with oral care. Purple onions have other benefits too, so don’t count them out just yet. They make up 10% of your vitamin C dose needed each day. Onions, namely the purple variety, are also high in fiber, which aids in digestion. In addition to that they lower blood sugar levels, aid with vision and eye care, and lower blood pressure. What’s not to love?
Carrots – Everybody knows that carrots are the windows to your soul, or is that the eyes? Whatever. They go hand-in-hand for keeping clear vision and have a lot of natural based sugars in them.
So there you have it, friends. A large number of your nutritional needs met. If you’d like to learn more about how foods affect your mood, please feel free to check out The Food-Mood List!