I recently got a request from a reader of the blog to show what I eat for lunch on the daily. I initially recoiled at this idea, because to me what I eat for lunch everyday is not all that exciting. On Sundays, I simply throw together a hodgepodge of a meal (I go by cuisines, one week Mexican, the next Japanese, Korean, Vegan, Paleo… so on and so on), divide it into five equal portions in some gladware, and I’m good to go. I pack my container in a lunch bag cooler and when it comes lunchtime at work, I have a nutritious, filling, ready-to-eat meal waiting for me.
To me, Sunday Meal Prep is not all that exciting, because I’m not making anything fancy or laborious, but I understand why readers would want to see it. We all need some ideas to spice up our weekday lunches! And instead of spending your hard earned money at nearby eateries (or worse, hitting the fast food drive-thru…), you can make your own lunch for the week in under an hour.
For this week’s Meal Prep, I tackled the quick-and-easy vegan catch-all dish: the Buddha Bowl. The buddha bowl is basically a mishmash of vegan protein, veggies, and grains. Now, if we were in one of those trendy LA vegan eateries, a buddha bowl would run you about $20. But here at F*ck Dairy, I can teach you how to make 5 servings of buddha bowl for under $20.