Easy Buddha Bowl

I fell in love with Buddha Bowls (aka vegetable bowls)about a year ago when I went Vegan.  I love them because you can free style your bowl.  And it doesn’t even have to be in a bowl!

The basic Buddha Bowl formula goes like so:

  • Start with a salad base (Spinach, Kale, Watercrest, etc)
  • Add Grains (Quinoa, Brown Rice, etc)
  • Add “Good” Carbs (Sweet Potatoes, Red Potatoes, etc)
  • Add some Protein (Tofu, Walnuts, Chickpeas, Cashews, etc)
  • Add veggies (Peppers, Cucumbers, Edamame, etc)
  • Add extras (Avocado, Hummus, Tahini, etc)

It’s so versatile, you can add anything.  But let me show you how I made my bowl/plate.  I’m still getting the hang of it but I think I’m off to a good start.  And best of all, after eating, my husband raved about it!  He said how he felt so “alive” from eating so nutritionally.

I started by cutting up some Brussel Sprouts, Red Potatoes and Beet Root in a pan.

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I drizzled the vegetables with Olive Oil and seasoned them and roasted them in the oven.

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I roasted some corn, cooked a cup of quinoa and sauteed some kale.  Feel free eat the kale raw or drizzled in olive oil.  I just know my boys loves sauteed kale so that’s why I cooked mine.

Once my veggies were roasted, I added all of my ingredients to a plate.  I also added some raw shredded carrots and sliced red bell pepper.

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Easy Buddha Bowl

Ingredients

  • 2 whole ears of Corn
  • 1 Beet
  • 1 cup Brussel Sprouts
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 bunch of Kale
  • 1 cup of Quinoa

Instructions

  1. Chop up your potatoes, beets and brussel sprouts. Place them in a pan and drizzle with Olive Oil and season to taste and place in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
  2. Cook one cup of quinoa according to the instructions.
  3. Take the two ears of corn and cut them in half and boil them in a pot of water with a dash of salt in the water.
  4. Slice the bell pepper as you wait on your other ingredients to cook.
  5. When everything is done, place on the plate and enjoy!
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Feel free to scramble all of this up together or eat one section at a time.  But either way, enjoy.

The next day, I just dumped all of my leftovers together in a bowl and drizzled some Balsamic Vinaigrette over it and it was awesome!  Cold and all!

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