Buddha bowls are trending for good reason – they’re one bowl meals packed with grains, veggies, protein, a homemade dressing and finished with seeds or nuts. Use ingredients you have on hand, love ~ or follow my delicious recipe
How did it get its name? A bowl which is packed so full that it has a rounded belly appearance on the top much like the belly of a Buddha.
Start with grains, add veggies, pile on some protein, drizzle with dressing, sprinkle with seeds or nuts… add extras you love.
A one-dish meal consisting of rice or whole grains, roasted veggies, a dressing and protein (by way of beans, tofu, lentils, or in some cases meat or fish). It’s considered clean eating and it incorporates principles of Chinese and Japanese medicine. Popular among vegans, the Buddha bowl is considered an ideal way to eat and is credited with the potential for lowering the risk of chronic diseases.
Buddha Bowl: a bowl which is packed so full that it has a rounded belly appearance on the top much like the belly of a Buddha.
Are they some Internet fad that’ll be gone in a few months, or an “eat with your eyes” way of cooking, because let’s face it—they’re gorgeous? Let me just say this is a fantastic trend.
Add local, organic ingredients you prefer and eat “clean.”
If you’ve heard of Buddha bowls, you know they’re healthy, trendy and beautiful, but beyond that, you may not know what, exactly, is in them?
There are no strict guidelines when defining a Buddha Bowl—the proteins, vegetables, grains and dressing vary.
You’ll notice that most bowls are loaded with a ton of different kinds of veggies, roasted or served raw. Many are vegetarian, maybe even vegan, but meat is allowed. All are served on a bed of whole grains (like rice or quinoa.)
Buddha was actually very thin. (Those chubby statues you see in Chinese restaurants are of a monk who lived a thousand years later.) Buddha did eat from a bowl, which may have led to today’s obsession with—or, rather, appropriation of—the term.
Enjoy your bowl,
Tasty, nutritious and easy to put together.