BUDDHA BOWLS + BALANCE
HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT BUDDHA BOWL
To me, a Buddha Bowl is a bowl of balance. This means it contains all of the macro-nutrients (protein, carbs, and fats), and contains many micro-nutrients.
There is no wrong way to make a Buddha Bowl! You can grab some protein, carbs, fats, and throw whatever whole foods you love into a bowl and call it a day, or you can craft it super cute for an Instagram pic- it’s up to you!
Here’s a step-by-step list of how you can put together a yummy, plant-based Buddha Bowl!
For a plant-based Buddha Bowl, some ideas for protein include
Legumes (beans, lentils, peas, peanuts, etc.)
Nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews, etc.)
Seeds (hemp, chia, flax, etc.)
Soy foods (tempeh, tofu, edamame, etc.)
For a plant-based Buddha Bowl, some ideas for carbs include
Brown rice noodles/pasta
Potatoes (sweet, russet, etc.)
For a plant-based Buddha Bowl, some ideas for fats include
Seeds (pumpkin, hemp, flax, etc.)
Vegetable oil (olive, garlic olive, grape seed, etc.)
Now you just need to add a BUNCH of vegetables! Some of my favorites include
Dark, leafy greens (spinach, kale, etc.)
Cashew Cream Sauce
What i did:
Cook brown rice
Scoop 3/4 cup of cooked brown rice into bowl
Preheat oven on convection to 400 degrees.
Pat dry 1 can of chickpeas. Add them to a bowl and mix in 1 tablespoon of oil + garlic salt. Spread out evenly in pan.
Cut 3 red potatoes into wedges. Add them to the previously-used bowl and mix in 1 tablespoon of oil + pappy’s seasoning. Spread out evenly in separate pan.
Pop both pans in the oven once it has reached 400 degrees.
After about 25 minutes, pull out the chickpeas.
After about 30 minutes, pull out the potatoes.
Cut up veggies. I used arugula, beets, radishes, purple cabbage and spinach.
Top with lemon, seeds, and avocado.
I hope ya’ll enjoy! Tag me in your photos if you end up creating a Buddha Bowl! @LittleLanieLu and #EatPlantsPlayintheSun
Lots of love,
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