I know, you are probably asking the same questions as I did.. What is a Buddha Bowl?!?!! Well, as I will show you here, it is a delicious, satisfying dish that is packed with a variety of veggies, healthy fats and a great source of protein. No this is not another salad, its BETTER!!!
There are several different ways to make a Buddha bowl but here are the basics:
STEP # 1: Choose a Vegetable! Veggies should be approximately 1/2 of the bowl with a mixture of both cooked and raw veggie. TIP: Make sure to add lots of color to your Buddha bowl for a boost of nutrients
STEP # 2: Pick a lean source of protein. Don’t just stick to meat and fish, try and add in legumes and soy products for variety.
STEP # 3: Complex Carbs!! Whole grains are a fantastic addition to your Buddha Bowl. Some great whole grains to consider are, brown rice, quinoa, barley, millet and farro. TIP: use whatever left over grains you have in the house.
STEP # 4: Fantastic Fats! Avocado, nuts and seeds are all great healthy fats that add nutrients, flavor and crunch to your Buddha bowl.
STEP # 5: Adding the condiment of your choice, i.e pesto, mustard, lemon juice.
Here is my favourite Buddha bowl
- 1 cup Kale
- 1/2 cup Radish, sliced
- 1/2 yellow pepper, cubed
- 1/2 cup cauliflower, roasted
- 1/4 cup legumes of your choice (I like chickpeas)
- 1/4 Quinoa (cooked)
- 3 oz left over chicken or fish of your choice
- 1/4 Avocado, sliced
- 1 tbsp Pesto
What to do:
- Preheat oven to 400 F. Separate cauliflower place on baking sheet and drizzle with olive. Roast for 15 minutes. Let cool.
- In a bowl line the bottom with your kale. Begin adding your veggies to the bowl in sections or all mixed together, including your cauliflower. Top with chicken, pesto and serve.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with different combinations, dressings and protein. Lets us know what you come up with!
Calories: 325kcal Carbs: 30.5g Protein: 21.5g Fat: 13g