I’ve been making these “green bowls”….or at least that’s what I call them. I know, ridiculously healthy, right? I don’t even know who I am anymore! But I’ll tell you what—ever since I started eating these green bowls a few times a week for lunch, my energy has totally increased ten-fold. For reals.
Basically, what I do is bake up some extra firm tofu….
I still use the exact same recipe/preparation method that I did back in 2008! It just can’t be beat.
While the tofu is baking, I bring some stock to a simmer and toss in some whole wheat cous-cous. And while that’s cooking, I start on my greens.
I’ve been getting a CSA bag every week from a local farm here and it has done amazing things in my veggie consumption. I’ve found that I really don’t go out of my way to BUY greens every week (it’s a nice thought though) but……if they’re already in my fridge I feel like I “have” to eat them. Plus, fresh greens from the farm are so incredibly fresh and taste much better than the wilty greens at the store.
So, I’ll throw a little olive oil in my skillet and saute up some squash (also from my CSA bag) and then once that’s tender, I’ll add my greens—-usually a big mix of kale and rainbow chard. I add a TON—probably four or five cups because it cooks down.
Then, I’ll put my cous-cous in the bowl, top with the greens and baked tofu and add a big squirt of both sriracha and goddess dressing. These bowls take me forever to eat and really do numbers for energy levels during the day. Plus, they’re way more fun than having a boring turkey sandwich or egg burrito every day.