Start with a big handful of chopped greens: Romaine Spinach Arugula Spring greens
Next add 1/2 cup of starch: Rice Barley Quinoa Noodles
Then some veggies (choose colourful veggies): Cherry or grape tomatoes Cucumber Carrot (grated) Broccoli (lightly steamed) Brussels sprouts (lightly steamed) Cauliflower (lightly steamed) Bell peppers Peas Celery Mushrooms Green beans Corn Sliced radish Purple cabbage, shredded Sauerkraut
Add a protein (1/2 cup if beans): Mixed beans Kidney beans Chickpeas Lentils Cheddar cheese Baked Chicken Tuna
Then some toppings and add-ins: Nuts Seeds Hard boiled eggs Feta cheese Chili peppers Sea weed 2 tablespoons hummus Nutritional yeast
And top it all off with a dressing of your choice or salsa. I use an oil and vinegar dressing. (I've highlighted the ingredients I most often use.)
It's easy because one day you steam some rice, another day you grate a few carrots, the next day you could chop some greens, etc.
When you open a can of mixed beans, rinse well and store in cold water in a covered container in the fridge. If you change the water daily, the beans will stay fresh for at least 5 days. I've never needed to keep them longer.
This is a well balanced, quite filling and very healthy meal. I have a Buddha Bowl every day.
If you are what you eat, I'm fast, cheap and easy.