The Anatomy of a Buddha Bowl

The Anatomy of a Buddha Bowl


par: Chelsea Brennan

Some meals are so simple to prepare you don’t even need a recipe for them (hello smoothies!). What I love the most about recipes-without- recipes is that you always have the ingredients needed to make them.

My all time favorite, the Buddha bowl, falls into this category. For those who don’t know, a Buddha bowl is a meal-sized bowl filled with delicious, nutritious food. This humongous bowl of goodness is super simple to make. Choose one or more items in each of the following categories and create your own Buddha bowl.

Photo: leelalicious.com
Photo: leelalicious.com

Choose a base

Quinoa
Brown rice
Barley
Buckwheat
Spelt
Freekeh

Add proteins

Chickpeas
Lentils
Tofu
Tempeh
Nuts
Eggs

Throw in veggies

Cucumber
Shredded carrots
Mushrooms
Bell peppers
Cauliflower
Broccoli
Avocados
Sweet potatoes

Don’t forget your greens (!)

Spinach
Collar
Fresh herbs
Kale
Edamame

Add some crunch

Sesame seeds
Chia seeds
Pepitas

For extra flavours

Mango
Shredded coconut
Red onion
Kimchi
Garlic
Dried cranberries

Drizzle with

Olive oil + maple syrup + apple cider vinegar
Thai Peanut sauce
Hot sauce
Sesame oil + garlic + soy sauce
Rice vinegar
Lime juice

Need more inspiration? Here’s my favorite bowl:

Brown rice + Tempeh + Baked sweet potato + Steamed broccoli + Edamame + Pepitas + Coriander oil (Olive oil + coriander + garlic)

Pro tip: keep cooked grains in your fridge. At all time. Your meal prep will drop from 30to 3 minutes (and you can definitely use those 27 minutes on something else, ahum,Netflix. We all do.)

Enjoy!

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