Looking for a light and refreshing meal that's chock full of your favorite veggies and nutrients? The buddha bowl might be the perfect summer dish
During the hot, active months of summer, there's nothing better than a nourishing meal that keeps you going without weighing you down. Instead of salad, the buddha bowl can be the perfect, healthy option at the end of the day. Just toss a few choice ingredients together for a meal everyone will love. Be sure to share your easy meal ideas on your favorite family app!
A buddha bowl, also known as a dinner bowl, sunshine bowl, or even macro bowl, is simply a meal with a variety of grains, veggies, and proteins. They're usually vegetarian or vegan, but you could add chicken or beef for an extra dose of protein. Not surprisingly, buddha bowls are aptly named after the belly of Buddha himself as their roundness can resemble it!
You can tailor the bowls to suit your palate or nutritional needs, and since it's so versatile, you can have a hot meal or enjoy it as a cold salad-like dish, depending on the ingredients. All in all, this easily portable dish is the perfect food for summer!
There’s almost nothing you can’t do with this dinner bowl depending on your taste preferences! As a rule of thumb, every buddha bowl has the following ingredients you’ll want to fill it with.
Enjoy this wholesome and filling Mediterranean-inspired vegan meal!
pepper (to taste)
cooked quinoa or brown rice
diced sweet potato
fresh cilantro or parsley
Vegan Buddha Bowl
Toss sweet potato with 1 tablespoon oil and salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Roast at 425 °F, stirring once, until tender, 15 to 18 minutes.
Whisk the 2 tbsp olive oil, tahini, water, lemon juice, garlic, and salt and pepper in a small bowl.
Divide quinoa among 4 bowls. Top with equal amounts of sweet potato, chickpeas, kale, radish and avocado.
Drizzle with the tahini sauce and sprinkle with parsley (or cilantro).
There’s no limit to the exciting flavors you can create using our healthy dinner bowl ideas. Try one of these great recipes today and share them on your favorite family app!
The flexible nature of buddha bowls means you can have a delicious, simple meal without a ton of meal prep! Do you have any easy buddha bowl ideas? Share your favorites with other cooks in our comments, and enjoy tweaking your favorite combos!