The Basics of A Buddha Bowl
Buddha style bowls make for a simple yet delicious dinner that can be unique to your liking! These bowls focus on wholesome ingredients with colorful vegetables, greens, potatoes, and more. They can be switched up every time you eat them, or easily meal prepped to help with a busy week.
Base of a Buddah Bowl
Examples of foods to add into a Buddah Bowl:
Base: spinach, kale, lettuce, any green of your choice
Protein: Tofu, chicken, quinoa, eggs, nuts, fish
Carbohydrate: Sweet potatoes, brown rice, corn, peas
Healthy fat: Avocado smear, Chia seeds, hemp seeds, olive oil, nuts
Veggies: Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, cucumber, Brussel sprouts
Extras: Black beans, chickpeas, sprouts,
Sauces/Flavors: Sriracha, nutritional yeast, vinaigrette, dressings of choice
Building the Perfect Buddah Bowl
For this Bowl, I chose to use ingredients that I already had in my kitchen. It is easy to keep many of these items constantly in your pantry, so making a healthy meal never has to be hard!
1. Choose one or two items from each of the components list. I would stick to choosing one base carb and many base veggies and other toppings. Add foods you know you enjoy and try some new foods along with them! These bowls are meant to be fun and easy to make. *Quick Tip: Having Base carbs and proteins already meal planned helps to make these bowls super quick and efficient throughout the week. All you’ll need to do is add your veggies and toppings! For my bowl, I cooked large amounts of sweet potatoes and tofu to keep refrigerated throughout the week, that way I always have them on hand to heat up for my bowls!
2. Bake your carb, protein, and vegetable and save the extras for later in the week.
3. Assemble your bowl! Places greens on the bottom, and give a section of the bowl to each component (If you’re feeling fancy!) Add any toppings such as sriracha, soy sauce, nutritional yeast, sprouts, etc.
Don’t forget to stay creative with how you build your bowl! This can be an easy way to try new vegetables and sauces as well as make dinners simple yet nutritious. Enjoy and stay tuned for more recipes and tips for a healthy and mindful life!