Learn how to create your own Buddha Bowl with this simple formula! Let the entire family pick and choose their favorite foods to make their own creations!
greens + grains + protein + vegetables + sauce + flavor toppers
TIPS & GUIDELINES:
No rules: Follow these guidelines loosely and have fun with it!
Use what you already have on hand: Don't make a special trip to the grocery store. This could mean busting out your canned or frozen veggies. Progress, not perfection!.
Get creative: Have each family member grab a bowl and start adding their favorite ingredients based on their unique tastebuds.
Seasonal & local produce: Select your favorite foods that are in season at your local farmer's market. It was likely harvested just days ago and hasn't traveled far so it is packed full of nutrients.
Eat the rainbow: Most colorful fruits and veggies have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects that may benefit different aspects of your health. Choose a variety of color every day.
Protein: If you prefer meat over legumes, feel free to add in your favorite - it's your bowl!
1 cup greens, chopped (baby spinach, kale, romaine, mixed greens, etc)
½ cup cooked grains (rice, quinoa, farro, millet, etc.)
½ cup protein (beans, lentils, chickpeas, tempeh, tofu, etc.)
1+ cup mixed vegetables, chopped into bite size pieces (raw, cooked, &/or fermented)
1-2 Tbsp sauce or dressing
2 Tbsp flavor toppers (toasted nut/seeds, dried or fresh fruit, fresh herbs, olives, etc.)
Add all ingredients to your favorite bowl. Drizzle with your favorite sauce and top with flavor toppers. Enjoy!
Check out the dressing and chickpea recipe used in the photo above: