Ingredient: brown rice

Chakra Balanacing, Crown, Fall, Heart, Main, Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Spring, Summer, Third Eye, Throat, Winter

Vegetarian Chalupa Bowl

I adapted this south-central Mexican specialty from a pork-based slow cooker recipe to a quick vegetarian version. While I have made the original version, I find the beans-only version light, refreshing, and crave-worthy. It is well suited for both cooler weather and an appetite adjusting to warmer days and our bodies needing light fare.

This is one of my family’s staples during the warmer months of the year. My kids especially like the build-it-yourself component of this meal, allowing for customization to one’s own taste (and as we know is sometimes the key with kids!).

As a chakra balancing meal this Chalupa bowl energetically aligns all your energy centers so you’ll feel rooted, be in a joyful flow, have confidence, be filled with gratitude and compassion, speak your truth, and trust your intuition. Since we always prepare our food with love for ourselves and our loved ones, you’ll open up your Crown chakra- knowing there is more than just this material world.

Crown, Fall, Heart, Main, Root, Sacral, Sides, Solar Plexus, Summer, Throat

Rice Medley and White Bean Stuffed Tomatoes

Served with sautéed chard, corn on the cob-

I had some leftover white beans (see The Whole Meal’s Slow Cooker Tuscan White Beans) that I needed to use, so I came up with this light summer meal, just as Florida’s Ruskin tomatoes were coming into season. It pairs well with Swiss chard or any other leafy green.

You’ll get an activation of most of your Chakras with these stuffed tomatoes but play around with your sides for more emphasis on one or more of your energy centers.