Lunch bowl – Kale salad plus satay tofu plus Pesto Pasta plus raspberries

Leftovers shine in food bowls – it is the ultimate up cycling and rearranging of yesterday’s food.

Food bowls are a great way to get multiple sources of nutrition and a diverse flavour happening with a lack of washing up.

This bowl has an extremely simple Kale salad based on the one from the brilliant recipe book “The Yoga Plate” – I don’t have any affiliations with these guys nor receive any kickbacks etc – it’s just a great book and you can buy it here and also follow them on Instagram at if you like.

Kale Salad:

2 cups finely chopped kale (or if you’re lazy like me just tear it into bits and stick it in the bowl)

Massage the leaves with a drizzle of olive oil, squeeze of lemon or lime and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.

The Kale will shrink in size as you massage it (hence the 2 cup quantity at least)

Sprinkle with raisins and pumpkin seeds (high in iron and other essential nutrients)

And iron! They are also anti parasitic.

The second thing in this bowl is leftover parsley pesto pasta – the recipe for which you can find here from yesterday’s post or feel free to add any grain like left over brown rice or quinoa (Jazz it up with olive oil lemon salt and pepper and a sprinkle of cranberries or other dried fruit thats all you need honestly)

Nutritional Yeast is high in B12 – an important vitamin which many people (Vegans or Omnis) can run low on as it is not stored in the body.
Recalling that was a big bunch of Parsley in that pesto!

I added fresh raspberries because they are high in antioxidants and taste beautiful with this combo of food. Satay and raspberry? Yes it works.

Lastly add that protein and today it’s organic satay Tofu. This is a Macro brand from Woolworths. Prep time almost zero. Cut the packet in half. Dice the portions and throw it in a pan with a dash of healthy oil. The bits will turn all crispy and yum. Load it into a corner of the bowl.

Shower the whole dish with another squeeze of lemon or lime which is high in Vitamin C. This will ensure all the nutrients (iron in particular) are extracted more easily. It also tastes fresh and zingy.

If you want to see a really good example of a powerhouse bowl that will deliver everything you need in nutrition check out the no meat athlete blog here. I eat a lot of mixed Vege bowls – easy wash up and the basics are simple – add a grain (brown rice, quinoa, oats, etc) add a protein (legumes, tofu, beans, tempeh etc) add a leafy vegetable.

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