Have you ever noticed how the foods you eat affect your mood? When we’re feeling down, we tend to reach for our favorite comfort foods, which are often filled with sodium, added sugars, and other ingredients that can make us feel worse, mentally and physically. While eating healthier food doesn’t replace talking with a professional about your mental health, it can boost our ability to manage stress, depression, and more.

Serves 4

A traditional Korean comfort food, Bibimbap combines mood-improving proteins and vegetables with signature Korean flavors. Great for meal prepping, this rice bowl is 100% customizable, so switch up the veggies or try it with tofu.

Ingredients

Proteins (Pick One!)

  • 1 LB Organic Grass-Fed Ground Beef
  • 1 LB Scottish Salmon

Rice + Veggies

  • 4 cups Earth Fare Jasmine Rice (cooked)
  • 1 Organic Carrot (shredded)
  • 1 Organic Cucumber (thinly sliced)
  • 4 cups Organic Spinach
  • 1 cup Organic Bean Sprouts
  • 1 cup Organic Mushrooms (sliced)
  • Earth Fare Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Sauce

  • 4 tbsp Gochujang (chili pepper paste)
  • 1 tbsp Earth Fare Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp Earth Fare Brown Sugar

Toppings

  • 4 Earth Fare Large Cage-Free Eggs
  • ½ cup Kimchi
  • 2 Organic Green Onions (thinly sliced)
  • Earth Fare Sesame Seeds (to taste)

 Instructions

  1. If rice is not already cooked, prepare rice according to package directions.
  2. Heat skillet over med-high heat with olive oil.

For beef: Add ground beef and cook through. Remove from heat and set aside.

For salmon: Sear salmon for 3-4 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Remove from heat and set aside.

  1. While protein cooks, mix sauce ingredients in a bowl with fork until well-combined.
  2. In the same skillet, add olive oil and saute carrots and mushrooms from 3-5 minutes. Add cucumbers, bean sprouts, and spinach. Cover and steam until spinach is wilted, about 2         minutes longer.
  3. Fry eggs over medium heat until egg whites are cooked through but egg yolks are still soft.
  4. Divide rice and vegetables into 4 bowls. Add sauce and preferred protein. Top with fried egg, kimchi, green onion, and sesame seeds.

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