If you’re having trouble making healthy yet satisfying meals at home, don’t worry, we’ve got your back. There are several meals from Mother’s that are easy to mimic at home and sure to please.
Let’s start with a buddha bowl. Buddha bowls are a fantastic way to get lots of color and flavor into your diet, and they’re easy. What’s more, you can customize yours however you like. Ours is a balanced, plant-based meal you can put together in a flash.
1. Choose a Leafy Green
Start with some green. You can use kale, spinach, iceberg, arugula, romaine, or whatever you feel like. Our buddha bowl uses local microgreens.
2. Decide On a Plant-Based Protein
Next, it’s time to add some protein. Good plant-based proteins include chickpeas, crispy tofu, and beans. Or, depending on your dietary needs, you can go with a hardboiled egg or chicken pieces. We use crispy tofu.
3. Use Healthy Grains
To make your buddha bowl filling and satisfying, you’ll want to add a healthy grain. Ours uses rice, but you can also try quinoa, farrow, bulgar, or couscous.
4. Add Some Vegetables
The heart of any buddha bowl is its vegetables. We sear our veggies in a wok, but you can use anything from peppers and onions to artichoke hearts. You can also add some flair with shredded carrots, cilantro, and green onions.
5. Sauce It Up and Don’t Forget the Extras
Finally, you need a sauce to bring it all together. For the sauce, you can use a sweet and spicy yogurt sauce, a vinaigrette, or salad dressing. We use a Thai peanut sauce.
The Immune Enhancer Smoothie
Smoothies are a great way to smooth out the day. They’re great anytime, whether as a quick meal or a snack. The trick is in their preparation. However, the good news is that with the right combination of ingredients, a smoothie can be filling, satisfying, and just plain healthy. One of our favorites we call the Immune Enhancer. Here’s how to make it!
1. Start With a Liquid Base
To get things started, you’ll need a liquid base for your smoothie. The Immune Enhancer uses coconut water
- ½ cup coconut water
2. Add Banana
Bananas add sweetness, richness, and don’t cost too much. You can use fresh or frozen, whatever’s most convenient for you.
- 1 cup banana
3. Add Fruit
To make your smoothie frosty, use frozen fruit, but fresh is good too. We use apples in the Immune Enhancer.
- ½ cup sliced apple
4. Add Greens
Veggies are crucial for health, and adding them to a smoothie is one of the easiest ways to ensure you’re getting what you need. The Immune Enhancer has a combination of kale, parsley, and celery.
- 1 cup mixed greens (kale, parsley, and celery)
6. Give Your Smoothie a Boost
Lastly, you can add a little sweetness, flavor, and nutrients to your smoothie. To make the Immune Enhancer, add a little lemon juice, ginger, and honey to the mix.
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- Squeeze of lemon
- Sliced ginger to taste
And… done! Of course, since you’re making this at home, you’re free to make any adjustments you like.
Mom’s Cobb Salad
You can make salad however you want, but if you’re looking for a balanced salad that the whole family will love, try this one. This salad is also great to make in a big bowl for parties and get-togethers.
- For our cob salad, we put some of our favorite greens in a bowl.
- Then we add some cooked sliced chicken, crumbled bacon, and blue cheese.
- Next, we add whatever veggies are in season, along with a sliced hard-boiled egg for protein and sliced avocado for healthy fats.
- Finally, top with your favorite blue cheese vinaigrette dressing and serve.
And there you have it, some simple meals from Mother’s kitchen to yours. For the best experience, always try to get local-sourced ingredients and organically-grown greens and veggies. Happy eating!