Updated: Aug 6, 2018
If you haven’t heard about Buddha bowls yet, then I am thrilled you are reading this post to learn about this trendy, hearty and beautiful dish that has been said to be the top health food of 2017!
A Buddha Bowl is an overstuffed bowl resembling the belly of a Buddha. It has been referred to as a hippie bowl full of hearty dishes. Buddha bowls are loaded with a ton of different veggies, roasted or served raw. They are no strict guidelines when defining a Buddha bowl – the proteins, vegetables, grains and dressing vary according to your taste. Many Buddha bowls are vegetarian based, maybe even vegan, but meat is allowed. All served on a bed of whole grains like brown rice or quinoa.
How to assemble your Buddha Bowl:
Choose a special bowl
Start with a whole grain as your base
Add a Variety of Leafy greens, Veggies & Beans
Top with Nuts & Seeds
Dress with Your Favorite Sauce/Dressing
Eat mindfully enjoying all the flavors and textures
Enjoy the good vibes from a happy belly
What I love about this dish is that it is
So satisfying. You basically can add whatever veggies/nut/seeds/grains you’re loving at the moment and/or whatever is in season.
It’s a great way to fit Carbs, Proteins and Healthy Fats into one meal (plus fiber, and vitamins/minerals and all the goodness that comes with eating whole nutrient dense foods)
It’s a great way to be mindful about what you’re eating
You feel almost as happy as a Buddha (maybe just me)
Perfect having tons of leftovers (that you can mix and match with)
1 warm small sweet potato roasted for 45 mins at 400F w/ coconut oil and garlic salt
1/4 cup of chick peas
1/2 cup of shredded carrots
1/2 cup of baby spinach
1/2 small avocado
sprinkle of chia seeds
Gather and prep your Buddha Bowl ingredients.
Add the ingredients you want warmed into your bowl first. Heat them, then add cold ingredients and top with your sauce.
Dressing : Asian Style Peanut Dressing
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp. amino acid (soy sauce)
1 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
2 tbsp. water 1 tsp grated ginger
More Ideas on Buddha Bowls:
Greens: kale, spinach, arugala
Veggies: squash, broccoli, carrots, peppers, roasted eggplant, brussels sprouts, beets
Grains: quinoa, brown rice, couscous
Protein: tofu, chickpeas, beans, edamame
Healthy Fats: avocado, cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds