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.
Buddha 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 .
1 cup of Protein
Chickpeas (Hummus, Falafel)
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.
1 cup of Complex Carbohydrates
2 cups of Veggies
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.
1/4 cup of Healthy Fats
Nuts and seeds (pumpkinseed, sunflower seed, flaxseed, cashews, chia seeds, sesame)
Nut butters & tahini
2 tbsp of Dressings
Lemon or lime juice
Guacamole or avocado
Optional Extras and Toppings
Kimchi (sold at Souq planet and Geant)
Herbs (fresh & dried)
Barberries & other berries
Let me know your favourite buddha bowl combinations below.