Ever seen those beautiful bowls on Instagram, and wondered-HOW DO I MAKE THAT?! Well you can thank me later. Because this week I’m going to teach you how to make a buddha bowl. They’re super healthy, packed with veggies, and a great option to meal prep for lunch this week!
I make buddha bowls like this on a weekly basis. They’re super affordable and you can switch them up each week–so you never get bored. I first started making these bowls when I worked in the restaurant industry. They’re one of the most mindless meals to make. You just chop up some veggies, cook up your protein, maybe roast some broccoli, and drizzle it with sauce. When you’ve got a limited amount of time to get food ready, you keep it simple. And these buddha bowls do just that.
Prepping a variety of ingredients separately also gives you the freedom to mix and match other things in throughout the week. So if you’re someone who can’t stand eating the same meal for an entire week, you can just prep the protein and veggies, then mix and match your sauces and carbs throughout the week so you don’t get bored.
Before I teach your how to meal prep in six easy steps, I want to remind you all about my downloadable guide! As soon as you sign up for my newsletter I’ll send you a PDF detailing everything below. This way you can pull it up when you’re ready to prep, instead of having to come back to this post. I’m all about simplifying things, and I want you to have this resource at your fingertips!
Alright–you ready to learn how to make a buddha bowl? IT’S SO SIMPLE!
- Pick your protein: You could use ground turkey, chicken, tofu, beans, eggs. The options are endless. For chicken, just load it up with spices, drizzle some olive oil, and bake for 30-45 minutes.
- Pick your carb: I almost always choose sweet potatoes as my carbohydrate, but you could also go with quinoa or brown rice. Your call! For sweet potatoes, poke with a fork a few times, place on a baking sheet, and roast in the oven at 400 degrees for 40 minutes.
- Choose your greens: Some of my favorite options are broccoli and Brussel sprouts! I love to roast them for an added layer of flavor.
- Chop extra veggies: This is how you get the variety of vibrant colors in your buddha bowls. Some great options are green peppers, carrots, radishes, and sprouts.
- Pick a sauce: Hummus is by far the easiest choice, because it’s literally scoop and go. I also love to drizzle tahini and lemon juice. OR hot sauce. Just depends what flavors you want to create, so get creative!
- Combine everything and enjoy!
Now that you know how to make a buddha bowl I hope you get creative in the kitchen and come up with some delicious combinations! Have a great week.
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