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.
I drizzled the vegetables with Olive Oil and seasoned them and roasted them in the oven.
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.
- 2 whole ears of Corn
- 1 Beet
- 1 cup Brussel Sprouts
- 1/2 Red Bell Pepper
- 1 bunch of Kale
- 1 cup of Quinoa
- 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.
- Cook one cup of quinoa according to the instructions.
- 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.
- Slice the bell pepper as you wait on your other ingredients to cook.
- When everything is done, place on the plate and enjoy!
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!