50 Buddha Bowl Recipes - The Kitchen Girl (2024)

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Turmeric Chickpea Buddha Bowl Sweet Potato Buddha Bowls in 30 Minutes Veggie Burger In A Bowl Fall Harvest Buddha Bowl with Creamy Apple Cider Cashew Dressing Teriyaki Tofu Bowls Roasted Veggie Brown Rice Bowl Easy Asian Slaw Recipe Spicy Chipotle Buddha Bowl with Cauliflower Rice Sweet Potato and Chickpea Buddha Bowl Vegetable Quinoa Salad Vietnamese Vegan Buddha Bowl Buddha Bowl with Turmeric Tahini Sauce Spicy Peanut Tofu Bowl With Coconut Forbidden Rice Vegan Buddha Bowl with Forbidden Rice Vegan Burrito Bowl with Lentils and Black Beans Buffalo Ranch Veggie Bowl Chili Lime Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl Mediterranean Buddha Bowl Peanut Tofu Quinoa Bowls Spring Vegetable Buddha Bowl Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl with Cashew Curry Sauce Quinoa and Tofu Burrito Bowl Noodle Bowl With Veggies Taco Grain Bowl With Crispy Chipotle Chickpeas Vegan Quinoa Falafel Bowl Nourishing Garden Veggie Vegan Buddha Bowl Crispy Tofu Bowls with Garlicky Lemon Yogurt Sauce Healthy Winter Vegetable Bowls Vegan Buddha Bowl Recipe Zucchini Noodle Quinoa Bowl Root Vegetable Power Bowl with Roasted Garlic Tahini Dressing Green Power Bowl with Cilantro Lime Sauce Mexican Buddha Bowl With Roasted Vegetables Moroccan Chickpea, Quinoa, and Sweet Potato Lunch Bowls Roasted Cauliflower Hummus Bowls Burrito Bowls With Heirloom Bean Veggie Burgers Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Grain Bowls Green Goddess Grain Buddha Bowl Thai Tofu Buddha Bowl Spicy Chipotle Tofu Burrito Bowl Brown Rice Bowl with Cauliflower & Hummus Vegan Deconstructed Stuffed Pepper Bowls Spring Buddha Bowl Spaghetti Squash Bowl With Smoky Waffled Tofu Yogurt with Granola Breakfast Bowl Savory Chia Oats Bowl Spicy Vegan Chickpea Breakfast Burrito Bowls Mexican Mango with Chili and Lime Yogurt Bowls Steel Cut Oatmeal FAQs

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Ready for a plant-powered reboot? Whether it's a new week or a new year, these gorgeous Buddha bowls from our food blogger friends simply rock some nutrition-packed combos for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. We're sure you'll find endless Buddha Bowl ideas among this collection.

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1) Turmeric Chickpea Buddha Bowl

2) Sweet Potato Buddha Bowls in 30 Minutes

3) Veggie Burger In A Bowl

4) Fall Harvest Buddha Bowl with Creamy Apple Cider Cashew Dressing

5) Teriyaki Tofu Bowls

6) Roasted Veggie Brown Rice Bowl

7) Easy Asian Slaw Recipe

8) Spicy Chipotle Buddha Bowl with Cauliflower Rice

9) Sweet Potato and Chickpea Buddha Bowl

10) Vegetable Quinoa Salad

11) Vietnamese Vegan Buddha Bowl

12) Buddha Bowl with Turmeric Tahini Sauce

13) Spicy Peanut Tofu Bowl With Coconut Forbidden Rice

14) Vegan Buddha Bowl with Forbidden Rice

15) Vegan Burrito Bowl with Lentils and Black Beans

17) Chili Lime Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl

18) Mediterranean Buddha Bowl

19) Peanut Tofu Quinoa Bowls

20) Spring Vegetable Buddha Bowl

21) Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl with Cashew Curry Sauce

22) Quinoa and Tofu Burrito Bowl

23) Noodle Bowl With Veggies

24) Taco Grain Bowl With Crispy Chipotle Chickpeas

25) Vegan Quinoa Falafel Bowl

26) Nourishing Garden Veggie Vegan Buddha Bowl

27) Crispy Tofu Bowls with Garlicky Lemon Yogurt Sauce

28) Healthy Winter Vegetable Bowls

29) Vegan Buddha Bowl Recipe

30) Zucchini Noodle Quinoa Bowl

31) Root Vegetable Power Bowl with Roasted Garlic Tahini Dressing

32) Green Power Bowl with Cilantro Lime Sauce

33) Mexican Buddha Bowl With Roasted Vegetables

34) Moroccan Chickpea, Quinoa, and Sweet Potato Lunch Bowls

35) Roasted Cauliflower Hummus Bowls

36) Burrito Bowls With Heirloom Bean Veggie Burgers

37) Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Grain Bowls

38) Green Goddess Grain Buddha Bowl

39) Thai Tofu Buddha Bowl

40) Spicy Chipotle Tofu Burrito Bowl

42) Vegan Deconstructed Stuffed Pepper Bowls

43) Spring Buddha Bowl

44) Spaghetti Squash Bowl With Smoky Waffled Tofu

45) Yogurt with Granola Breakfast Bowl

46) Savory Chia Oats Bowl

47) Spicy Vegan Chickpea Breakfast Burrito Bowls

48) Mexican Mango with Chili and Lime Yogurt Bowls

49) Steel Cut Oatmeal

Turmeric Chickpea Buddha Bowl

The ultimate, anti-inflammatory, plant-based buddha bowl! It’s loaded with nutrient-dense foods like beets, sweet potatoes, kale, quinoa, microgreens, walnuts, and oranges, drizzled with a zesty lemon tahini dressing. Get answers to questions like "What's in a Buddha bowl?" and "How do you make a Buddha bowl? Chickpea Budda Bowl by The Kitchen Girl.

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Sweet Potato Buddha Bowls in 30 Minutes

These beautiful, nourishing sweet potato Buddha bowls with lentils, freekeh, and kale can be yours in 30 minutes. Vegan, packed with nutrients, and totally crave-worthy. Sweet Potato Buddha Bowls by Umami Girl.

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Veggie Burger In A Bowl

Can’t decide between a burger and a salad? This Veggie Burger in a Bowl Recipe is the best of both worlds! Made with homemade veggie burgers and layered into a bowl with burger toppings, salad, and a vegan burger sauce, it’s the perfect light meal while still packed with plant-based protein. Veggie Burger In A Bowl by Hey Nutrition Lady.

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Fall Harvest Buddha Bowl with Creamy Apple Cider Cashew Dressing

A seriously satisfying plant-based bowl, this fall harvest buddha bowl with creamy cashew apple cider dressing is the perfect grounding dinner to comfort you on a chilly fall night. Recipe for Fall Harvest Buddha Bowl at Kara Lydon.

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Teriyaki Tofu Bowls

This easy vegan bowl recipe features crispy tofu covered in teriyaki sauce paired with fluffy white rice, pineapple, and edamame. Top with cilantro, green onions, chopped cashews, and sesame seeds for a wholesome bowl! With two methods to cook the tofu, this Buddha bowl recipe is very adaptable! Teriyaki Tofu Bowls at Mindful Avocado.

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Roasted Veggie Brown Rice Bowl

Easily customizable veggies and grains vegan bowl perfect for any night of the week. The creamy sweet tahini dressing is to die for! Roasted Veggie Brown Rice Bowl at Veggie Inspired.

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Easy Asian Slaw Recipe

This mouthwatering Asian slaw recipe checks all the boxes for a healthy, vegan Buddha bowl. It's loaded with red cabbage, carrots, and quinoa in a sweet and savory Asian slaw dressing. Great for meal prep and weekday lunches!

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Spicy Chipotle Buddha Bowl with Cauliflower Rice

This spicy chipotle Buddha bowl with cauliflower rice is a filling, healthy, vegetarian, and low-carb meal. Roasted mushrooms and broccoli are the stars of the show. Spicy Chipotle Buddha Bowl with Cauliflower Rice at Salt and Lavender.

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Sweet Potato and Chickpea Buddha Bowl

This Buddha Bowl is topped with roasted sweet potatoes, peppers and chickpeas and drizzled with a tangy green mojo sauce. It's a healthy (vegetarian + vegan) dinner or lunch. Sweet Potato and Chickpea Buddha Bowl at Platings and Pairings.

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Vegetable Quinoa Salad

This mouthwatering, vegan quinoa salad bowl is loaded with simple, fresh vegetables, quinoa, chickpeas, and white balsamic dressing. It's the perfect meal prep weekday lunch bowl. Vegetable Quinoa Salad at The Kitchen Girl.

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Vietnamese Vegan Buddha Bowl

Here's a vegan banh mi sandwich in a bowl. It’s made with fresh pickled carrots and daikon, pickled red onions, Instant Pot quinoa, and a simple Asian vinaigrette. This plant-based salad is one of my favorite meal prep entrees. Banh Mi Bowl at The Kitchen Girl.

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Buddha Bowl with Turmeric Tahini Sauce

The ultimate nutrient-packed vegan buddha bowl! Raw and steamed veggies pair with beans, sauerkraut, and a vibrant turmeric tahini sauce. Buddha Bowl with Turmeric Tahini Sauce at Love and Lemons.

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Spicy Peanut Tofu Bowl With Coconut Forbidden Rice

This Spicy Peanut Tofu Bowl recipe with Coconut Forbidden Rice and bok choy comes together with ease for a hearty and nourishing weeknight meal. Spicy Peanut Tofu Bowl at Vanilla and Bean.

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Vegan Buddha Bowl with Forbidden Rice

There’s nothing like a Buddha bowl to make you feel good about eating delicious food. Nutty, slightly chewy forbidden rice takes this grain bowl to a higher plane. It's a satisfying way to positively kill it on the health front. Vegan and gluten-free. Vegan Buddha Bowl with Forbidden Rice at Umami Girl.

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Vegan Burrito Bowl with Lentils and Black Beans

This vegan burrito buddha bowl makes for a hearty weeknight meal that’s packed with flavor. With lentils, black beans, guacamole, and pico de gallo, there’s a tantalizing mix of tastes – bite after bite. Vegan Burrito Bowl at Cadry's Kitchen.

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Buffalo Ranch Veggie Bowl

These bowls have layers of flavor and texture – raw, roasted, and pan-fried veggies over quinoa and Vegan Buffalo Chicken – savory and satisfying! Buffalo Ranch Veggie Bowl at Spabettie.

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Chili Lime Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl

This Chili Lime Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl is the perfect 30 minute, Southwest style Buddha bowl. It's vegetarian, but can be easily made vegan. Chili Lime Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl at Everyday Family Cooking.

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Mediterranean Buddha Bowl

This easy Mediterranean Buddha Bowl is full of colorful veggies, nutritious quinoa, and roasted chickpeas. Top with hummus for an epic power lunch! Mediterranean Buddha Bowl at Culinary Hill.

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Peanut Tofu Quinoa Bowls

Crisp tofu, fluffy quinoa, and roasted vegetables topped with a delectable peanut sauce. This healthy grain bowl is vegan, gluten-free and the best for lunches on the go or weeknight meals! Peanut Tofu Quinoa Bowls at Mindful Avocado.

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Spring Vegetable Buddha Bowl

A delightfully refreshing and seasonal dish, this vegan-friendly spring vegetable buddha bowl is packed with seasonal veggies, tofu, and a minty creamy cashew dressing. Spring Vegetable Buddha Bowl at Kara Lydon.

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Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl with Cashew Curry Sauce

Roasted vegetables, healthy plant protein, lots of texture, bursts of fresh flavor, and a creamy Cashew Curry Sauce to bring it all together. A delicious fall meal suitable for any night of the week. Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl at Veggie Inspired.

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Quinoa and Tofu Burrito Bowl

These Quinoa and Tofu Burrito Bowl come together in a flash. The quinoa only takes about 15 minutes to cook. While it’s simmering away, I chop up the lettuce tomato, and avocado. It only takes a few minutes to assemble the burrito bowls, and then voila – dinner is ready! Quinoa and Tofu Burrito Bowl at Dianne's Vegan Kitchen.

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Noodle Bowl With Veggies

An easy, healthy weeknight meal that can be made vegan and gluten-free, and is a veggie bowl that even non-vegetarians will love! Noodle Bowl With Veggies at Fantabulosity.

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Taco Grain Bowl With Crispy Chipotle Chickpeas

This Taco Grain Bowl With Crispy Chipotle Chickpeas is quick, convenient, and absolutely delicious. It makes for a fab lunch or dinner! Taco Grain Bowl With Crispy Chipotle Chickpeas at Killing Thyme.

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Vegan Quinoa Falafel Bowl

A healthy and highly nutritious flavorful Vegan Quinoa Falafel Bowl, perfect as a picnic or for dinner on the balcony or terrace. Vegan Quinoa Falafel Bowl at Green Healthy Cooking.

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Nourishing Garden Veggie Vegan Buddha Bowl

Nourishing Garden Veggie Vegan Buddha Bowl! This wholesome and healthy Buddha bowl recipe, (aka hippie bowls) is filled with superfood ingredients and a delicious way to get a variety of nutrients into your diet! Gluten-free, easy, Buddha approved! Nourishing Garden Veggie Vegan Buddha Bowl Recipe at Cotter Crunch.

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Crispy Tofu Bowls with Garlicky Lemon Yogurt Sauce

This Crispy Tofu Quinoa bowl has lots of sweet and savory flavors and is topped with a delicious garlicky lemon yogurt sauce! Crispy Tofu Buddha Bowls at Girl Heart Food.

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Healthy Winter Vegetable Bowls

An easy and healthy winter vegetable bowl with brown rice, beets, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, kale, and maple mustard dressing. Healthy Winter Vegetable Bowls at Veganosity.

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Vegan Buddha Bowl Recipe

This simple Buddha Bowl is perfect for any time. Full of healthy superfoods, a rainbow of healthy vegetables in a bowl. Vegan Buddha Bowl Recipe at Fearless Dining.

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Zucchini Noodle Quinoa Bowl

This buddha bowl is made with spiralized zucchini noodles, beet noodles, spinach, quinoa, pine nuts, pepitas, and lemon. This 20-minute zucchini noodle recipe is a healthy quinoa bowl that’s perfect for busy weeknights or weekday lunches. Zucchini Noodle Quinoa Bowl at The Kitchen Girl.

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Root Vegetable Power Bowl with Roasted Garlic Tahini Dressing

Roasted root vegetables and your favorite grain, smothered in Roasted Garlic Tahini Dressing! This healthy, delicious and filling meal is easy to make and perfect for a busy weeknight. Root Vegetable Power Bowl at Veganosity.

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Green Power Bowl with Cilantro Lime Sauce

This Green Power Bowl is full of plant-based goodness! Whole grains, tasty veggies, avocado, and a creamy cilantro lime sauce is all you need for a healthy and quick weeknight dinner. It's vegan, gluten-free and delicious! Green Power Bowl with Cilantro Lime Sauce at VNutrition.

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Mexican Buddha Bowl With Roasted Vegetables

Enjoy this vegetarian Mexican Buddha bowl of perfectly roasted cumin-scented butternut squash and sweet potatoes over wholesome cilantro-lime quinoa topped with cotija cheese and avocado! Mexican Buddha Bowl With Roasted Vegetables at Lemon Blossoms.

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Moroccan Chickpea, Quinoa, and Sweet Potato Lunch Bowls

Make-ahead vegan Moroccan lunch bowls with high protein chickpeas, quinoa, and sweet potato. You can make this and have lunch prepared for three days, or as an easy weeknight dinner. Moroccan Chickpea, Quinoa, and Sweet Potato Lunch Bowls at Occasionally Eggs.

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Roasted Cauliflower Hummus Bowls

Roasted Cauliflower Hummus Bowls: Protein-packed hummus topped with roasted cauliflower and toasted pumpkin seeds for a deliciously different meal. Perfect for picnics, parties, and packed lunches! Roasted Cauliflower Hummus Bowls at Hey Nutrition Lady.

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Burrito Bowls With Heirloom Bean Veggie Burgers

These veggie burgers are loaded with tasty ingredients including an Heirloom Bean Veggie Burger, avocado and sautéed vegetables all on top of a bed of coconut-lime rice. Burrito Bowls With Heirloom Bean Veggie Burgers at A Cedar Spoon.

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Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Grain Bowls

Vegan roasted cauliflower grain bowls with pumpkin, garlic, bulgur, and plenty of herbs. Winter in a bowl and using all local ingredients, this is a budget-friendly weeknight dinner or lunch and so good. Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Grain Bowls at Occasionally Eggs.

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Green Goddess Grain Buddha Bowl

Heaven in a bowl and so good for you too. You will get lost in the amazing flavor profile of this dish. Easy to prepare and great for working lunches, this healthy delight will hit the spot without hitting the waistline. Green Goddess Grain Buddha Bowl at Plant-Based Cooking.

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Thai Tofu Buddha Bowl

This Thai Tofu Buddha Bowl is super easy to put together and is full of flavors. Perfect weeknight dinner in 15 minutes to tantalize your taste buds. Thai Tofu Buddha Bowl at The Belly Rules The Mind.

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Spicy Chipotle Tofu Burrito Bowl

Spicy chipotle tofu layered over brown rice, a huge dollop of freshly made zesty guac and some nice queso fresco - the perfect quick and easy vegetarian burrito bowl to whip up on a weeknight. Spicy Chipotle Tofu Burrito Bowl at Whole Food Bellies.

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Brown Rice Bowl with Cauliflower & Hummus

Here's a hearty meal in one bowl. There's a mixture of tastes & textures in every bite. It’s finished with a drizzle of lemon tahini dressing. Brown Rice Bowl with Cauliflower & Hummus at Cadry's Kitchen.

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Vegan Deconstructed Stuffed Pepper Bowls

These bowls have all the satisfying flavor, color, and texture in an easier-to-eat bowl. great for lunch or dinner – or breakfast – these super flavorful bowls are family-friendly, easy to make, and antioxidant-rich! Vegan Deconstructed Stuffed Pepper Bowls at Spabettie.

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Spring Buddha Bowl

These Buddha Bowls are loaded with grains, vegetables, vegetarian proteins, nuts, seeds, herbs, greens – so many choices! They’re healthy, filling, and beautiful! Enjoy the season’s freshest veggies in your very own Spring Buddha Bowl. Spring Buddha Bowl recipe at Soup Addict.

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Spaghetti Squash Bowl With Smoky Waffled Tofu

This unique waffled tofu brings fun to a vibrantly flavored bowl. you will want these bold flavors again and again! Spaghetti Squash Bowl With Smoky Waffled Tofu recipe at Spabettie.

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Yogurt with Granola Breakfast Bowl

Here's a scrumptious, healthy breakfast recipe made with fresh fruit, homemade granola, and greek yogurt (sub vegan yogurt for plant based). It’s a quick breakfast that can be made all year with seasonal fruit. Pack in the nutrition! Yogurt with Granola Breakfast Bowl at The Kitchen Girl.

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Savory Chia Oats Bowl

Healthy and delicious savory Oats and Chia bowl. It's gluten-free, vegan, complex carbs and calcium-rich. Savory Chia Oats Bowl-Upma at Profusion Curry.

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Spicy Vegan Chickpea Breakfast Burrito Bowls

Satisfying and nourishing breakfast burrito bowls made with spicy pan-fried chickpeas, mango salsa, guacamole, red cabbage, and Village Harvest Organic Antioxidant blend. Spicy Vegan Chickpea Breakfast Burrito Bowls at Yup It's Vegan.

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Mexican Mango with Chili and Lime Yogurt Bowls

Mexican Mango with Chili and Lime yogurt bowls with fresh mango, lime juice, and chili lime seasoning. Mexican Mango with Chili and Lime Yogurt Bowls at Plating Pixels.

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Steel Cut Oatmeal

This steel cut oats recipe is a naturally sweetened, whole-grain breakfast cereal that is the perfect blank slate for toppings. It's even primed for breakfast on-the-go. Grab this steel cut oats recipe for the ultimate breakfast bowl.

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FAQs

What are the 5 components of a buddha bowl? ›

In general, they're made up of five key components:
  • Whole grains.
  • Veggies.
  • Protein.
  • Dressing.
  • "Sprinkles," such as nuts, seeds, herbs or sprouts.
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How healthy are Buddha bowls? ›

Buddha bowls are filling, healthy and fun meals that pack most of the nutrients your body needs. Preparing Buddha bowls can be a relaxing activity with a very rewarding payoff: you get a delicious and balanced meal that will enrich your day, body and soul, overall health and your Instagram/Pinterest feed.

What is the difference between a buddha bowl and a nourish bowl? ›

Buddha bowls are similar to another type of dish called nourish bowls – however, the main difference is nourish bowls can include animal protein. Buddha bowls are also known as grain bowls, hippie bowls, macro bowls or power bowls.

What ethnicity is a buddha bowl? ›

It may originate from presenting a balanced meal, where balance is a key Buddhist concept, from the story of Buddha carrying his food bowl to fill it with whatever bits of food villagers would offer him, to the explanation of the overstuffed bowl resembling the belly of Budai, a 10th-century Chinese monk often confused ...

What is the Golden bowl Buddhism? ›

The Golden Bowl

After giving up extreme asceticism prior to his enlightenment, the would-be Buddha then accepted a meal of rice pudding in a golden bowl from a village girl named Sujata.

What makes a buddha bowl a buddha bowl? ›

Buddha bowl is a catchy name for a simple concept: a one-dish meal that's made by piling a healthy combination of whole grains, vegetables, legumes, and a luscious sauce in a large, single-serving bowl.

What is Buddha sauce made of? ›

Add tahini paste, lemon juice, maple syrup, sesame oil and salt in a cup of a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, gradually adding water. Use the sauce for Buddha bowls, salads, falafel and more. Enjoy!

Why are Buddha bowls so good? ›

Buddha bowls are highly versatile and easy to tailor to all tastes and dietary restrictions. They also can be made ahead and are easily packable which makes them perfect for do-ahead meal prep and work lunches. The beauty of a Buddha bowl is that you are only limited by your own creativity.

What do you eat with a buddha bowl? ›

I love finishing a buddha bowl with peanut sauce, lemon vinaigrette, green goddess dressing, cilantro lime dressing, hummus, or drizzles of sesame oil and soy sauce or tamari. Try a different pickle.

How do you make a good bowl? ›

Start with leafy green vegetables or whatever plant-based layer you like, add your favorite meat or meat substitute, and then pile on more layers – whether more veggies, fruits, good fats or even grains. Check out our “Five Bowl Basics,” which you can use as a blueprint for developing your own system.

Does a Buddha Bowl have meat? ›

If you are new to buddha bowls, they are typically a vegetarian meal where everything is served in a bowl. It's less heavy on the greens than a typical salad and has more textures from grains, plant-based proteins, vegetables (either raw or cooked), and some kind of dressing or sauce to drizzle over the top.

What is a Buddha Bowl also known as? ›

(And, because these things have more nicknames than Puff Daddy, you don't even have to call them Buddha Bowls; they're also known as grain bowls, hippie bowls, macro bowls, and power bowls.) According to Dan Zigmond, a Zen priest and the author of Buddha's Diet, the name Buddha Bowl might have a very literal origin.

What is the serving size for a buddha bowl? ›

Whether your protein is animal-based or vegetarian, women should aim for a 3-ounce serving (which is about the size of a deck of cards) and men, a 6-ounce serving. Grains, starches and legumes: Quinoa, chickpeas, edamame, corn and squash are all healthy sources of carbohydrates commonly used in Buddha bowls.

What are some facts about Buddhist offering bowls? ›

What the Bowls Represent? The seven bowls represent the 'seven-limbed practice' for purifying negative tendencies and accumulating merit is what seven bowls represent. It includes prostrations; making offerings; confession of non-virtuous actions; rejoicing in the positive actions of oneself and others.

Does a buddha bowl have meat? ›

If you are new to buddha bowls, they are typically a vegetarian meal where everything is served in a bowl. It's less heavy on the greens than a typical salad and has more textures from grains, plant-based proteins, vegetables (either raw or cooked), and some kind of dressing or sauce to drizzle over the top.

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