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Buddha bowls are very trendy in the weight loss and health food world right now and it is kind of funny because Buddha was known for his big round belly! These deliciously filling bowls are made with various greens, raw and roasted vegetables, beans and healthy grains like quinoa and brown rice or if you are gluten free you can use cauliflower rice. We eat them more than a few times a week for dinner because they are so easy to make and so yummy! We use toppings like nuts and seeds, avocado, nutritional yeast and delicious creamy tahini sauces and home made dressings. Hungry yet? Buddha bowls are simple to make and packed with nutrients that aid in weight loss and optimum health! Follow our simple Build a Buddha Bowl Guidelines below to start making your own this weekend! Remember to be creative, use what you have and eat the rainbow!
Build a Buddha Bowl Guidelines:
Pick the greens for your base and layer the bottom of the bowl with your choice of: spinach, baby kale, romaine, arugula, power greens, swiss chard
Pick the beans for your bowl and serve ½ cup of your choice of: chickpeas, black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans
Pick the grains for your bowl and serve ½-1 cup of your choice of: quinoa, brown rice, black rice, couscous
Pick the roasted vegetables for your bowl and serve 1 – 2 cups of your choice of: roasted corn, sweet potato, sautéed spinach, zucchini, mushrooms, butternut squash, onions, peppers, eggplant, garlic, pumpkin
Pick the sauce of your choice and drizzle on top with your choice of: tahini sauce, balsamic, hummus, sriracha, hot sauce, coconut aminos
Pick 2-4 toppings with your choice of: pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, cashews, teriyaki almonds, avocado, kimchi, sprouts
" No one said it was going to be easy, but it will be worth it!" - Chalene Johnson, author of PUSH
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