Buddha bowls are my all-time favorite thing to make! It’s just like making a salad, but adding more ingredients to it. The reason I love Buddha bowls so much is because they have every essential ingredient I need in order to stay healthy. These bowls normally consist of legumes, fresh vegetables, plant-based proteins, or meat, and spices/dressings.
The best part about creating a Buddha bowl is that you can get artsy with it, the more color the better! Picasso’s watching! He might be recruiting… Hah.
Tempeh, legumes, and nuts are a few of my favorite plant-based proteins! I love adding tempeh to every meal. Since protein has been a staple in my fitness/athletic journey, I can honestly say that adding a little protein to every meal can truly take you to the next level of health, energy, and happiness.
For this Buddha bowl, the main source of protein here is the chicken, tempeh, chickpeas, egg white, and pumpkin seeds. That’s 5 sources of protein!
CHICKEN AVOCADO BUDDHA BOWL VIDEO:
Here’s a quick recipe video on how I created this artsy bowl. Check it out below!
HOW CAN YOU MAKE THIS BUDDHA BOWL
Making a Buddha bowl is a simple process, there are 5 key components that make up a Buddha bowl:
- Whole grains
- “Add-ons”, such as seeds, spices, herbs, and most importantly, nuts!
whatever fresh veggie and whole food ingredient you like, just add it in! Here are the steps:
- Start with a mix greens for the base, I added spring mix and arugula
- Add the legume of choice! I added leftover chickpeas from the night before
- Now throw those protein sources in there! I added chicken, tempeh, egg white, and pumpkin seeds
- Now for the veggies (the best part), you can get funky with it and add anything you’d like. Since I love adding color to my bowls, you can’t go wrong with adding purple cabbage, peas, carrots, and broccoli. The combinations are endless!
- For carbs, I love yams (the world is your oyster), in this case, purple yams is the lucky winner! Have you ever tried a purple yam before? They have a lavender and creamy taste. Yummm
- Now ladies and gentleman, the moment you’ve all been waiting for… time to add the spices and dressing!
- I like to spice up certain ingredients as I add to the bowl (in this case, chicken, tempeh, and chickpeas). I used basil, paprika, salt & pepper, 21 seasonings, and garlic power.
- The dressing is honestly the most important thing, as it adds flavor to every bite! Checkout this homemade recipe for the best dressing to add to any meal!
Check out the printable recipe with details below.
If you make this Buddha bowl or any other version of it that you enjoy, I would love to hear about it down in the comments below!
Here’s the printable recipe
CHICKEN AVOCADO BUDDHA BOWL
- Spring mix
- Purple cabbage
- Steamed broccoli
Whole grain & carbs
- Purple yam
- Egg white
- Pumpkin seeds
- Cherry tomatoes
Spices & Dressing
- 21 seasoning
- Salt & pepper
- Homemade dressing! Green and Red