Brigid Buddha Bowl
This buddha bowl is rich in orange and dark green vegetables to help you boost your vegetable consumption and get closer to your nutrient needs. The combination of roasted vegetables with the creamy zesty dressing makes eating vegetables more enjoyable than ever! It is gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, vegan and pegan.
The Declining Trend of Vegetable Consumption
I’m loving the new Buddha Bowl trend since it’s an amazing way to make vegetables trendy. There is a serious need for clever marketing, creativity and trend setting around the vegetable family in order to get us eating more of them! The 2015 Dietary Guidelines that were recently released by the USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services found that 87% of Americans are consuming too few vegetables. That means that most adults are struggling to eat somewhere between 2-4 cups of vegetables per day (recommendations depend on your age and gender) and children are failing to eat 1-3 cups per day. They also found that the average intake of dark green vegetables and red/orange vegetables was far below the recommendation for both males and females in every age group.
The lack of nutrient-dense foods like vegetables in our diet is what is driving our escalating healthcare costs and contributing to the leading causes of death in the United States. It all comes down to the power of your fork. Eating a variety of nutrient-rich vegetables everyday can effectively prevent many of the top leading causes of death such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.
I’m put together my own spin on a Buddha Bowl that includes lots of nutrient-density and will help you meet your overall vegetable needs and is specifically targeting orange and green vegetables! The secret to eating vegetables is enjoying them! That requires a little creativity and delicious recipes like my Brigid Buddha Bowl.