09 Jan How to Make a Healthy Buddha Bowl
Buddha Bowls (sometimes referred to as protein bowls) are all the rage right now in the food world. Buddha Bowls are basically bowls filled with healthy and nutritious foods that can be customized to your liking. They’re simple to make, visually appealing, and are really healthy for you. The best part? You can customize them to your own taste buds and appetite! Keep reading to learn how to make the perfect healthy Buddha Bowl and for some great recipes.
What is a Buddha Bowl?
As mentioned above, a Buddha Bowl can be completely customized to your own preference, however, buddha bowls only contain certain food groups to ensure that they stay healthy and nutritious. Those food groups are raw or cooked veggies, greens, healthy grains, lean protein, and healthy fats. As long as you stick to these groups, the makeup of your bowl is up to you!
How to Make a Healthy Buddha Bowl
Fill your bowl (or large plate) with a large serving of freshly washed greens. You can use spinach, spring mix, watercress, lettuce, or whatever your greens of choice are. Just make sure you give yourself a large portion.
Next, you want to add in a healthy grain such as brown rice, quinoa, millet, or lentils. Prepare these according to directions and add to your bowl on top of the fresh layer of greens.
From there, you want to add your protein. If you’re being health conscious, make sure that the protein is lean and clean. You can choose meats such as chicken, ground turkey, or fish, or you can use eggs, tofu, beans, edamame, and so on.
The last step in making a Buddha Bowl is adding in healthy fats such as avocado, nuts, peanut butter, and hummus, just to name a few and there you go! You have now created a healthy, nutritious, and fun recipe.
Below, we have compiled a list of some of the most mouth-watering Buddha Bowls from around the internet!
This bowl is perfect to start off with because it sticks to basic, tasty ingredients, that you probably already have in your kitchen! It’s a great introduction into the Buddha Bowl world. Find the full recipe here.
This bowl is loaded with flavor! It contains mushrooms, cous cous, kale, and a mouth-watering parsley-cashew pesto. Don’t worry, if you don’t like pesto, the food blogger behind this delicious recipe gives you some great alternatives! Get the full recipe here.
This bowl appeals to curry lovers everywhere! It is a colorful and flavorful bowl that will give you energy and send your tastebuds on a joy ride! Check out the full recipe here.
This is a colorful bowl perfect for the summertime. It contains noodles instead of the usual grains seen in the recipes above, and that’s why we wanted to feature it. The only limit to a Buddha Bowl is your imagination, and you can experiment with different ingredients as you desire. Get the full recipe here.