Easy Buddha Grain Bowls

Have you heard about Buddha bowls or grain bowls? They’re an easy and delicious way to get in your veggies while also building a filling meal full of your favorite grains, veggies, toppings, and sauces. There are lots of trendy restaurants where you can get these now, but why not save money and customize your own at home? Let me know if you have other ideas for bowls in the comments below!

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Step 1: Greens

Start with a small layer of greens on the bottom of your bowl. This gets in some green leafys or your favorite lettuce without making it into a salad.

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Step 2: Roasted and/or Raw Veggies

Add one or more types of roasted or raw veggies to the mix.

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Step 3: Grains

Can’t forget the carbs! Add your favorite grain to make the meal more hearty and filling.

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Step 4: Protein and Toppings

Add your favorite protein! This could be chicken, fish, beans, cheese, etc. Add any other toppings, such as nuts, dried fruit, or jalapenos. Be creative!

Step 5: Sauces and Dressings

This is my favorite part! Add your favorite sauce or dressing or combination of these to give it the finishing touch. You can either add it on ahead of time, if it’s a thicker sauce, or wait until you’re ready to eat if it’s a thinner dressing (so it won’t get soggy).

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Mediterranean Bowl

  1. Spinach

  2. Roasted Red Peppers & Onions

  3. Couscous

  4. Falafel, Chickpeas, Feta Cheese

  5. Greek Dressing, Hummus

Asian Peanut Bowl (featured)

  1. Spring Mix

  2. Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts

  3. Quinoa

  4. Edamame

  5. Peanut Sauce (Peanut Butter, Soy Sauce, Rice Vinegar, Sweet Thai Chili Sauce, Honey, and Sesame Oil)

Italian Bowl

  1. Spinach

  2. Roasted Red Peppers, Eggplant, Sundried Tomatoes

  3. Pasta

  4. Cannellini Beans, Goat Cheese

  5. Pesto

Mexican Bowl

  1. Romaine Lettuce

  2. Roasted Onions & Peppers, Corn

  3. Brown Rice

  4. Chicken, Black Beans, Jalapenos

  5. Salsa

Lisa Lombardini