Protein Bowl

I will eat anything as long as it comes in a bowl, there’s just something nice about eating good food out of a large bowl. Today’s lunch was a protein bowl with lot’s of greens- one of my favorite lunches and only takes about 15 minutes to prepare.

Okay here’s what you need:

  • Buckwheat noodles                                                                IMG_1727
  • Tofu
  • Spinach (or any leafy greens)
  • Enoki mushrooms (or any mushrooms)
  • Avacado
  • Carrots
  • Alfalfa Sprouts
  • soy sauce and sriracha
  • Slice of lime

I make a bowl like this pretty much everyday, it’s a super easy way to get your veggies in, while getting a lot of protein in to get you through until your next meal. The best part about this protein bowl is anything goes! If you don’t have the same ingredients or prefer different vegetables go for it!

For the tofu I cut up about a third of a packet (any brand works and you can find it at any grocery store) into cubes and pan fried them for about 5 minutes on each side with about a tea spoon of olive oil. when they were finished cooking I added in a handful of enoki mushrooms and carrots just to warm them up, and through on about a tablespoon of soy sauce let that sit on low for another minute or so.

For the Buckwheat noodles I just cooked them to package instructions, I bought mine at my local Asian market, the reason I chose buckwheat noodles is because they are high in both iron and protein while not too high in calories.

While the tofu and buckwheat noodles are cooking I prepared my toppings, slicing up half an avocado, a few carrots and rinsing off my enoki mushrooms and a handful of spinach.

Final step is to put it all in a bowl and top it with some sriracha and nutritional yeast- to taste. Be sure to share with me any recreations of this!

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