Eating clean(“ish”) has been a process for me. It’s something that I’ve slowly, over time, been building up. Little changes, one at a time.
One of those changes came in the way of how I viewed healthy eating. I used to think “healthy eating” meant depriving yourself. I looked at it as a diet filled with restrictions. It’s taken me a while to shift that view. I now see healthy eating as a diet built on the idea of abundance. An abundance of healthy, beautiful, seasonal food that is all around us.
Once you open yourself to the idea of healthy, clean eating, you magically discover a world of ingredients that you would have not normally tried. Creating dishes around simple, wholesome ingredients is one of the ways I stay inspired in the kitchen, and one of the ways I stay inspired to continue to eat “healthy”.
One dish that I turn to the most are grain bowls. Essentially a large bowl filled with seasonal veggies, a grain of your choice, all topped with a delicious dressing. In this spicy buddha bowl, I combined some of my favorite vegetables, and topped it off with a spicy peanut dressing. It’s colorful, simple and as the perfect example of how healthy eating can feel abundant.