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Easy, delicious maple recipes

Cilantro & Lime falafel bowls with maple spice bulgur

One of our favourite meals is Buddha bowls. With lots of toppings and options, we can each make a custom, healthy meal!


These bowls are packed with protein and lots of essential vitamins and minerals to help fuel you post-workout, for weeknight dinners or easy lunches. We even make Buddha bowls when we can dinner company so our guests can choose from so many textures and flavours. It's also perfect for groups that are a mix of vegetarian, vegan and meat-eating!


 

For the sheet pan, chop these in 1/2" slices/chunks:

  • 1-2 red, orange or yellow bell peppers

  • 1-2 sweet onions

  • 1-2 packages of cremini mushrooms or 4 portobello mushrooms

Toss these in 2 Tbsp of olive oil and 1Tbsp of Greek spice blend (or Italian spice). Add one package of falafels (or make your own and cook separately on the frying pan/oven). Bake at 400F for 20-30 mins, tossing half way through



For the dressing:

This is an easy blender dressing (bonus: you can use this as a Caesar salad dressing on a shaved kale and Brussels sprout salad!). Blend together (we use the small cup in the Nutribullet) these ingredients and spoon over all the toppings at the end.

  • 2 Tbsp tahini

  • 1/2 c yogurt or non-dairy yogurt

  • 1 small hand full of cilantro

  • 2-3 garlic cloves

  • 1/2 lime juice


For the bulgur:

In a pot, mix the following. Bring to a boil then simmer until most of the water is absorbed (read package directions):

  • 1 cup of bulgur

  • 1 Tbsp maple spice blend or spice blend of your choice

  • 2-3 cups of water


Build the bowls:

Start with the bulgur base, then add veggies and falafel. Add other topping (see below) and top with cilantro-lime tahini dressing.

  • Pumpkin seeds

  • Feta cheese

  • Maple pickled beets (or roasted beets)

  • Chopped cashews

  • Grilled chicken

  • Hemp hearts

  • Hard or soft boiled egg



This is a great meal for the little kids too, our tip is to chop the toppings so large chunks don't deter them from enjoying this meal! We add a little bit of each of their choices and top with a drizzle of dressing.




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