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Feeding yourself is an extremely important aspect of adulting.

Since I've been abroad, I have realized how spoiled I am by UMass dining halls. There are always freshly chopped vegetables in the stir-fry line, full cooked meals, and made-to-order sushi. In France, I have a grocery store and a kitchen. After eating pasta and pain-au-chocolat for a few weeks, I decided that I needed to start eating healthier meals.

Buddah bowls are delicious and nutritious. They're so easy to prep and have so much mix and match potential. Here are the six categories I like to hit. Pick one or two things from each to keep your bowl simple and yummy.

Leafy Bases: kale, arugala, spinach, lettuce

Raw Veggies for Crunch: carrots, radish, cucumber, sprouts

Protein: salmon, chicken, beans, falafel, tofu

Cooked Grain: rice, quinoa, lentils

Healthy Fats: avacado, seeds, nuts

Tasty Dressing: balsamic, sesame, lemon juice

Namaste and bon appétit! 

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