Easy Meals: Buddha bowls

I love easy, cheap, creative meals that do not require a lot of time in my kitchen and still taste amazing. Buddha bowls are filling dishes made with various greens, veggies, beans and grains. The colourful bowls make healthy eating easy and delicious.

buddha1aBuddha bowls are very easy to make and they never get boring because there isn’t ‘one way’ to make them. My bowls usually contain of a protein source, complex carbohydrates, veggies and healthy fats. I like to top if off with a hearty dressing .

buddha2abc1 cup of Protein
Quinoa
Tofu
Tempeh
Seitan
Black beans
Lentils
Chickpeas (Hummus, Falafel)
Edamame

Tempeh and tofu are available at Lulu, Seitan is sold at Organics food & cafe, they have 20% off the entire store every 3rd Saturday of the month. I like to sprout my beans, peas and lentil before using them, which makes them easier to digest.

containers1a1 cup of Complex Carbohydrates
Brown rice
Millet
Wild Rice
Sweet Potato
Corn
Parsnip
Sprouted buckwheat

shuwaib2ab2 cups of Veggies
Cucumber
Broccoli
Beetroot
Cauliflower
Zuchini
Carrots
Tomatoes
Kale
Spinach
Rocket
Sprouts
Pumpkin
Sweet Potatoes
Potatoes
Celery
Olives

For anyone looking for locally grown, organic vegetables that are more than affordable I highly suggest order from Shuwib farms. They deliver to Abu Dhabi every Wednesday and Saturday, and daily in Dubai. Another great alternative is picking your own, organic vegetables in Al Rahba every Saturday at IGR organic farms.

buddha2ab1/4 cup of Healthy Fats
Avocado
Nuts and seeds (pumpkinseed, sunflower seed, flaxseed, cashews, chia seeds, sesame)
Nut butters & tahini

2 tbsp of Dressings
Lemon or lime juice
Olive oil
Tahini
Peanut butter
Guacamole or avocado

Optional Extras and Toppings
Kimchi (sold at Souq planet and Geant)
Sauerkraut
Lemon Juice
Nutritional Yeast
Seaweed
Hummus
Grated Ginger
Herbs (fresh & dried)
Barberries & other berries

buddha1abFor everyone living in Abu Dhabi I highly recommend reading my organic food shopping tips. Many affordable superfoods are available at Mawasim in Mushrif.

Let me know your favourite buddha bowl combinations below.

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8 thoughts on “Easy Meals: Buddha bowls

  1. I LOVE making buddha bowls. They’re SO versatile… you can basically use whatever you have in the house! I make a cashew turmeric cream sauce to put on top and it’s AMAZING! And they always make for good photos, too!

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  2. I appreciate this post SO much because I’m in college and this is perfect for me! I hate cooking and of course I need cheaper options because you know, #college. AND this is healthy! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

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