Say what, you haven’t heard of these picturesque delights that have overwhelmed the front page of Pinterest? This Zucchini Buddha Bowl or Buddha Bowls in general are super delicious but don’t actually have any mystical powers in their recipes.
Unless you count feeling awesome for nourishing your body with wholesome delicious food? Now that I have written it, maybe it is true. I feel a bit mystical after I eat refreshing foods. I guess you will have to decide for yourself. If nourishing your body leads you to a spiritual like state of mind, well hey maybe the name got it right!
What is A Buddha Bowl?
Digging into Buddha Bowls a bit I discovered there are no hard and fast rules. The biggest thing to remember if you want to create your own Buddha Bowl, don’t put any “crap” in it. So no processed junk that doesn’t do you any good. Ok awesome, glad we got that out of the way. We are eating healthy my friends.
Think of a Buddha Bowl of having little bits of a bunch of different nutrients. This gives you a nice balance of flavors, textures, and good stuff for your body.
Creating a Buddha Bowl
Get yourself a bowl. Then add some grain to your bowl. Top your grain with a variety of colorful vegetables. They can be raw or cooked. Add some plant or animal protein. Add a little plant based fat like avocado or olives. I did add just a bit of dairy to the Zucchini Buddha Bowl. Sprinkle some tasty herbs and spices on top.
Sit back and take a look at your beautiful creation. Feel peaceful, take a picture and immortalize your Buddha Bowl. Dig in and soak up all the good stuff!
How about a recipe of a Buddha Bowl I recently whipped up?
Zucchini Buddha Bowl
- .5 zucchini spiralized
- .5 yellow squash spiralized
- 4 black olives
- 4 cherry tomatoes
- handful frozen peas
- 3-4 oz sliced chicken
- 1 TBS hummus
- splash of apple cider vinegar
- splash olive oil
- feta sprinkles
- salt and pepper to taste
Wash all your veggies and let them air dry a bit. Spiralize zucchini noodles. Amazon sells a spirarlizer like the one I use for all my zoodles! Place noodles in a bowl after spiralized and coat with hummus, apple cider vinegar, and olive oil. Top with remaining vegetables. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with feta cheese. This is a delightful and light lunch. Yum!
Buddha Bowls are what you make them, just keep it clean my friends. Try to enjoy a little bit of everything delightful and not too much of one specific thing in your bowl. Keep it balanced!
Have you tried any Buddha Bowls or do you have any great Buddha Bowl Recipes? I’d love to hear all about them in the comments below. xo Cynthia