How to Make a Tasty Buddha Bowl
It’s hip, it’s on trend, and it is simply delicious. Buddha Bowls are all the rage for healthy eating this year, and if you haven’t boarded the Buddha Bowl train yet, now is your time!
However, hang on, what exactly is a Buddha Bowl?
Also referred to as macro or hippie bowls (I’ve already mentioned they are hip to eat), Buddha Bowls are comprised of healthy ingredients like grains, vegetables which can be either sautéed, roasted or straight up raw, proteins such as legumes, lean meats or tofu, seeds, some green bits and pieces, and a healthy dressing to finish.
The ingredients you use to fill a Buddha Bowl are pretty much up to you. You can choose different herbs and spices and tasty dressings to make them uniquely you as well.
So, now we’ve tantalised your tastebuds, here’s a quick guide on how to make a Buddha Bowl!
Buddha Bowl Method
Step One – The Grain
Select and prepare your grains.
Wholegrains play an important role in good eating as they are high in fibre with plenty of other nutritional properties such as protein, carbohydrates, and a variety of vitamins and minerals. Grains include barley, quinoa, rice, oats, wheat, rye, millet, spelt, corn and buckwheat for example. However, remember to go for the unrefined varieties as preference.
Step Two – The Vegetables
Roasting your fresh veggies with a little sprinkling of spices such as coriander, cumin, cinnamon, garlic powder, paprika or chilli will give your Buddha Bowl some extra oomph. You can roast them while your grains are cooking, and while you’re enjoying a nice cup of Bondi Beach Tea as an appetiser.
Step Three – Protein
Prepare your protein of choice and keep it warm in foil as the others are cooking.
You might like to stir-fry or sauté some more fresh vegetables like broccoli, spinach or kale. Mushrooms will also soak up all the flavour and are a great addition, combined with a bit of garlic, herbs and spices.
Step Four – The Raw and Extras
Add some crunch and freshness to your Buddha Bowl with ingredients like cucumber, avocado, carrot, fresh sprouts, or berries and other fruits too. Prep and cut up your raw ingredients and have them ready to go.
Consider any other fillings and toppings you might like to use – chickpeas, olives, feta, fresh guacamole, nuts, hummus, and your dressing of course.
Step Five – Your Buddha Bowl Comes Alive
With all your ingredients prepped and ready to go, you can now get to work on your Buddha Bowl creation. Simply grab a bowl and start putting together your masterpiece, in whatever order you fancy.
When you are done with the filling, add your dressing to the top. You might like to consider some tahini and lemon juice for a nice, citrus twist. Alternatively, perhaps just some basic seasoning of rock salt and pepper, olive oil, coconut oil, balsamic or apple cider vinegar.
They are crispy, colourful, tasty and, ingredient pending, Buddha Bowls can be a quick, healthy meal. Try one for yourself; you will be hooked in no time.
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