The "Mother Nature Bowl"
Alternative Vegetarian Lunch

My dear readers,

Today, I have come up with an interesting, tasty and healthy vegetarian recipe for all of you who are trying to eat healthy, lose weight, or simply enjoy in meals like these. This is not an expensive meal, it is easy to prepare and low on calories, and you do not need many ingredients.

TIP: This meal can be eaten by itself, or it can be used as an interesting side dish for something else. 

WARNING: This is a recipe for a one person serving, so if you want to serve more people, just double the amount by the amount of people you want to serve. You get it, I don't have to explain .:D Let's get started! Before I begin, I have to point out that the amount of calories in each ingredient are not precise because it depends which brand you are using (the cheese, in this case) and how you cook your meal. But please note, DO NOT FRY OR BAKE the vegetables, because then the meal loses its healthy disposition. You can only steam them or boil them. Here is what you will need:

1. 100 grams of fresh or frozen peas
(approximately up to 60kcal)
2. 100 grams of fresh or frozen heads of cauliflower
(approximately up to 30-40 kcal)
3. one smaller onion
 (Does this even have calories? :D)
4. 100 grams of cottage cheese 
(approximately up to 80 kcal, if you manage to find a low calorie one, like I did)
5. salt 
(the amount of salt to add will be explained further in the preparation process)

1. It is much more preferable if you steam the vegetables. However, if you do not have a steamer, then... tough luck, you will have to boil them. If you are steaming them, then you know what to do. Put the peas and the cauliflower in separate containers in the steamer, and add half a tea spoon of salt to each. If you are boiling them, then boil them in two separate dishes and also add half a tea spoon of salt to the water and then, after the water boils, add the vegetables.

2. Steam for 25 minutes. If you are boiling, then boil for 30-40 minutes, it depends on the quality of the peas. You will have to check with a fork if they have softened. 

3. Meanwhile, slice the small onion into tiny pieces. Get the cottage cheese out of its container and weight out 100 grams. 

4. When the vegetables finish preparing, mix them all up together in a bowl. Add a full tea spoon of salt. If you don't use salt, then that is fine. Add the sliced onion into the vegetables and mix it. 

5. Add the cottage cheese over the vegetable - onion mixture. 

And there you go! Your dish is finished and served. It was very easy, wasn't it? 
Enjoy, and stay tuned for more.

-Piper Blurred

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