Are You Vegan And On A Tight Budget?
Having given up a 6 figure earning career in Sydney and moving to Europe to start a completely new career from scratch, whilst being an Artist means... BUDGET. Budget, Budget, Budget.
By September 2018, we had decreased our weekly grocery budget from €200 to €100. When I say we, I meant me and my 6'1" muscle cladding husband who hits the gym 6 times a week.
I had to think, I had to be creative! AND created I did! 😆
One bowl of this delicious and healthy Vegan Buddha bowl on my estimate costs approximately €2.50. Not only is it budget, it met the nutritional value for my husband and the dish contained "Complete protein" for muscle growth! 💪🏻
Plus, the best part of this dish was the feedback I got from my husband "Oh my god"
Now that's good enough to share 👌🏻
I call it the 'Ms Budget's "Complete Protein" Buddha bowl'
This Vegan Buddha Bowl with "Complete Protein" will keep your mouth watering, your belly happy, and your muscles growing. This recipe is an adaptation of one created by Sarah Sullivan
I have outlined the 3 key steps in creating this delicious dish, as follows:
Budget TVP Meatballs
Prep 10min Cooking time 25min Yield 10 Meatballs
*** In Sarah Sullivan's recipe, it says "Shape mixture into 1-2" balls"
Coconut sesame Long Beans and Spinach
Prep 5min Cooking time 5min Yield 2 servings
Mixed grain rice/Quinoa
Prep 2min Cooking time 30min Yield 2 servings
Serving The Budget Buddha bowl
Prep 5min Yield 2 servings
⭐️ Budget Tips ⭐️
What other dishes can you make from the left over ingredients?
After I visited my mother in Seoul Korea June 2018, I came back to Germany with much fulfilled heart AND a second hand Dehydrator! 🙌🏻
I have always wanted to own a dehydrator so bad that my heart began to beat fast with excitement with anticipation of finally getting one. So naturally, I needed a calming agent and decided to make my own blend of Tea for much needed zen-ness.
Here's how I did it ...
Taking the plunge... Vegan & Muscles
Muscle gains and vegan diet, yep I've heard the worries and I've had the worries.
Lots of vegetables are considered “Incomplete protein” meaning they lack key amino acids that are building blocks of making protein. Don’t fear!
There are Complete protein sources for vegans and vegetable lovers such as Quinoa, Buckwheat, Hempseed, Chia, Soy (Think Tofu, Edamame and Tempeh), Spirulina
For vegetables that are considered “Incomplete protein” source you can easily overcome this by “Protein complementation”, which simply means eat variety! Starchy vegetables lack lysine that leafy green vegetables have abundance of, Beans and legumes are high in Lysine yet they lack in Methionine that Nuts and Seeds have abundance of, you get the trick 😋
Have a dig at this simple Buddha bowl with “Complete Protein"