You can’t have budget month without include lentils, the star budget protein. These lentil meatballs are delicate, being soft in the middle and crispy on the outside. You can serve them in a wrap, with pasta and a marinara sauce or my favorite, in a Buddha bowl.
These Buddha bowls are made of a lot of components, making it seem more complicated than it is. Once you’ve made the lentil meatballs, the rest is simply roasting, saucing or chopping vegetables, which you can do while the lentils bake.
To tie a Buddha bowl together you need a sauce, and a simple Avocado herb sauce does the trick. It’s thick, creamy and bright and tastes great mixed in with everything.
It makes 5 small servings (or 4 big ones) and it can either be served as one or divided into jars or containers for a weeks’ worth of meals. It tastes good cold, so you don’t have to reheat!
Zissy is the co-founder of Nutreats. She likes to make things, do things and wear things.