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Ever heard of a Buddha bowl? A Buddha bowl isn't exactly a recipe as such, rather it's a one-bowl meal with countless variations. It usually consists of some sort of whole grains, such as brown rice or quinoa; plant proteins, such as beans, legumes or tofu; vegetables, such as roasted root vegetables and/or raw salad vegetables; and is topped with seeds, nuts, sprouts and a dressing, such as a drizzle of tahini and lemon juice, with a pinch of salt and pepper.
These are such colourful and yummy bowls of nutritional goodness, and can really pack a punch. They are also a great idea to meal prep for the whole week.
You could even choose a theme for each week, such as a Mexican style Buddha bowl, with Mexican spices, herbs, guacamole, vegan sour cream, beans, corn etc.; a Greek style bowl with olives, tomatoes, vegan feta cheese, Greek herbs and spices etc.; a Thai style bowl with tofu, peanut sauce, coriander, lime, spices and herbs etc. As you can see, the possibilities are endless! According to the Urban dictionary, a Buddha bowl is a "a bowl which is packed so full that it has a rounded 'belly' appearance on the top much like the belly of a buddha". And whether your Buddha bowl ends up turning you into a buddha or not, is up to you! But either way, a Buddha bowl is a great option when you fancy something simple, yet satisfying and tasty. I hope you enjoy it. Bon appetit! xo Bee
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