Let’s talk Buddha Bowls! These are a staple in our house. They are packed with nutrition and are built to satisfy, with tons of plant based protein, fiber, and micros.
Basic Buddha Bowl Recipe: pick your favorite in each of the following 5 categories.
🥬Green leafy veggie
🌱Protein (beans, tofu)
In my house, we love quinoa and anything roasted. So we choose quinoa for our base, alongside fresh spinach. We use colorful roasted veggies, black beans or chickpeas, and usually choose a soy sauce based dressing.
And the best part? This is an easy way to use up any fresh veggies that are going to rot in your fridge! 😅 This time, we had carrots, red onion, butternut squash, and spinach about to go bad. So I threw it all into a bowl and called it DINNER.
Here’s how you do it.
1️⃣Cook 1 C dry quinoa (makes 3 C cooked) according to package directions.
2️⃣Preheat oven to 425 F.
Prep your veggies (I pick at least 2) and toss together in a large bowl with a little olive oil and your choice of spices. Spread on a sheet pan and roast in oven for 20 minutes.
3️⃣Warm 1 can beans of choice (in this case chickpeas) through on the stove or microwave.
4️⃣Mix together your sauce. Mine is: 1/4 C liquid aminos (much less sodium than soy sauce but tastes just as good), 2 tsp cumin, 1 tsp garlic powder, pinch of salt and pepper.
5️⃣Assemble bowls! Out about 1/2 C quinoa and a handful of spinach as the base. Add beans, veggies, and drizzle with sauce. If desired, top with a squeeze of lime juice and 1/3 of an avocado.
HINT: if you prefer a meat protein source, chicken is a delicious substitute for beans.