Buddha bowls are an easy-to-prepare, nourishing, one-bowl meal. The formula is simple; greens, grains, protein and lots of colorful vegetables, all in a bowl topped with a healthy dressing (try my Avocado Salad Dressing or Lemon Shallot Dressing). Buddha bowls make the ultimate weeknight meal. Ingredients can be prepared ahead of time and are a great way to use leftovers.
Like all master recipes, you follow the basic guidelines, then take liberties to suit your mood and use what you have on hand. I keep jars of nuts and seeds handy to sprinkle on my buddha bowls and salads, I have healthy dressing and cans of organic beans, and I am never without bags of arugula and baby spinach. Buddha bowls are more of a formula than a recipe.
Buddha Bowl Master Recipe
- Greens: Use baby spinach arugula, spring mix, or salad of choice
- Grains: Use cooked farrow quinoa, amaranth or grain of choice
- Protein: Use 1/2 cup organic tofu hard boiled egg, avocado, organic poultry, or wild seafood
- Colorful Vegetables: Use lots of sliced and diced colorful vegetables
- Dressing: Use your favorite dressing made with heart healthy fats.* My avocado dressing or basic vinaigrette are both delicious.
- Toppers: Toasted nuts and seeds
Choose a bowl big enough to hold your ingredients.
Place a layer of greens in the bottom of your bowl.
Add colorful vegetables, grains and protein.
Top with your favorite dressing and sprinkle with nuts or seeds.