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I came across this gorgeous looking bowl of food a few years back on instagram with a hashtag “buddhabowl”. I wondered, “what the heck is a buddha bowl?” I clicked on the hashtag and found hundreds of these beautiful meals and set out to make my own. I gathered all the organic non-GMO veggies I could find and started roasting! Oh, and grab these cute bowls to serve them in!

They are super easy to make for you meals too. All you need are:

  • Grains: 1/4 of your bowl –  cook some quinoa, brown rice or coucous.
  • Proteins: 1/4 of your bowl – make some hummus, drain some black beans, steam some edamame, hard boil an egg, bake some chicken, tofu, or fish.
  • Veggies: 1/2 of your bowl – now for my favorite part – Fill half your bowl with both raw and roasted vegetables like spinach, arugula, roasted sweet potato, roasted cauliflower, cucumber, tomato, mushrooms, roasted brussels sprouts, cooked beets, steamed asparagus, roasted carrots, zucchini, sliced radishes, peas, etc.
  • Healthy Fats: 3-4 tbs avocado, tahini, flax seed, almonds, cashews, chia seeds, pesto, nut butters, pine nuts.

Lately, I’ve been enjoying my buddha bowls with my cilantro pesto. It’s amazing! What will go into your buddha bowl?

Feel free to download this buddha bowl basics guide and put it on your refrigerator for a quick referral. 🙂