Buddha Bowls: The Next Food Trend You Should Try

Nutrient-rich Buddha bowls are both delicious and easy to prep!

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Buddha bowls, as the name suggests, are veggie and protein-packed meals that are meant to nourish both our bodies and our souls. The formula is simple: raw or cooked vegetables, grains, protein, healthy fats, and lots of greens.

 

 

Buddha bowls take after the Eastern (more popular in Japan and China) trend of macrobiotic meals, where high-fiber grains are paired with nutrient-rich greens that balance out into all-around good-for-you meals.

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Here's an easy guide to making your own Buddha bowl:

 

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  Find a wide-rimmed bowl and make a base of greens: kale, arugula, spinach, lettuce, or a mix of all.

 

2

  Pile on a judicious amount of grains. Quinoa is light and ideal, but couscous and brown rice are great for Buddha bowls, too. You can also opt for soba noodles.

 

You will need some protein to power through the day, like tofu, chickpeas, beans, eggs, chicken, fish, or turkey. Sprinkle a handful or two of nuts like almonds and walnuts!

 

4

  Dress it up! Add some more veggies like julienned cucumbers, sliced cherry tomatoes, shredded carrots and radishes, and then add a splash of your favorite dressing or seasonings: lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, vinaigrette, black pepper, and sea salt.

 

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