Recently, I came across something interesting on Pinterest. It seems there is something called a Buddha Bowl. Now, from what I gather, this is not a new concept; I just happen to be late to the party. A Buddha Bowl is sometimes also called a Hippie Bowl and essentially what it is, is a simple way to eat a hearty meal that is both healthy and easy to throw together. Honestly, this would be the perfect thing to do for lunches or if you are only cooking for one person. Meal planning would also be very simple with Buddha Bowls on the menu. If you want to try making your own, here are some tips for making them and some awesome recipes I found online to share and get you started.
What is a Buddha Bowl?
A Buddha Bowl (sometimes referred to as a Hippie Bowl, Abundance Bowl or a Nourishment Bowl) is a 4-5 component dish that features interchangeable elements and somewhat resembles a salad. You choose one item from each category and mix and match to create easy dishes. Most of the elements and ingredients are pre-cooked or raw so they are easy to throw together in a few minutes. The idea is you are to add different textures and not necessarily consciously mix them together. You are supposed to consciously eat and enjoy all the different flavors and textures in your bowl.
Buddha bowls do not need to be warm or cold. They can be a mixture or either one. Whatever you desire!
Many Buddha Bowls are vegan or vegetarian, as Buddha himself was mostly this way, but you can certainly add meat if you desire. Here is a simple chart to understand how you choose your ingredients for a Buddha Bowl, but keep in mind that you aren’t limited to what is here.
Buddha Bowl Recipes
Vegan/Vegetarian Buddha Bowl Recipes:
Butternut Buddha Bowl / Earth Powered Family
Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl / Minimalist Baker
Peanut Tofu Buddha Bowl / Delish Knowledge
15 Minute Buddha Bowl / Live, Eat, Learn
Spring Quinoa Bowl / Two Peas & Their Pod
Mean Green Buddha Bowl / A Spicy Perspective
Banh Mi Bowls with Sticky Tofu / Choosing Chia
Baked Falafel Buddha Bowls / The Healthy Maven
Lentil Fall Harvest Buddha Bowl / Two Purple Figs
Stir Fry Zen Crunch Bowl / Veggie Chick
Hippie Macro Glow Bowl / The Glowing Fridge
Rainbow Shirataki Bowl / It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
Greek Salad Cucumber Noodle Bowl / Heather Christo
Meat Buddha Bowl Recipes:
Honey Chipotle Chicken Bowls / How Sweet it Is
Marinated Pork and Greens Nourishment Bowl / Lily the Wandering Gypsy
Spicy Grilled Chicken Pineapple Buddha Bowl / Athletic Avocado
Marinated Kale and Chicken Bowls with Sun dried Tomato Sauce / Pinch of Yum
Chicken Fajita Bowl with Cauliflower Rice / Flavour and Savour
Lemon Garlic Chicken Buddha Bowl / Becomingness
Roasted Chicken Buddha Bowl with Spicy Mango Sauce / Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
Sriracha Salmon Quinoa Bowl / Kim’s Cravings
Chicken Enchilada Cauliflower Rice Bowls / Recipe Runner