A colourful food bowl bursting with proteins, vitamins and other vital nutrients is the new trend. Presented neatly for an Instagram diet story picture, who wouldn’t want to sign up for this?
By Shiny Lizia M
Amidst the various healthy diet regimens advocated, Buddha bowls seem to be easy, light yet healthy option for many. Buddha bowls, nourish bowls, rainbow bowls, hippie bowls, macro bowls, yoga bowls, and so on are the many names that this recent popular diet goes by. Tracing its origin, the concept of Buddha bowls may have originated from presenting a balanced meal, wherein balance is a key Buddhist notion.
These interesting colourful bowls make a balanced meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They are simple to make, beautiful to look at, nourishing and absolutely kid-friendly.
Here are the five major ingredients that a Buddha bowl is comprised of:
Loaded with vegetables, grains and proteins, Buddha bowls are highly versatile and easy to tailor to all tastes and dietary preferences. They are easy to pack and hence a great lunch box option. They offer many benefits!
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There's no perfect recipe to prepare a Buddha Bowl, and that's its speciality. Play around with different types of spices, herbs and dressing to find the combination that works best for you. Buddha bowls are mostly vegetarian, maybe even vegan; however, you can add meat according to your or your family’s preference.
To get you started, here are two healthy and tasty recipes to make Buddha bowls at home:
Preparation time: 45 minutes
Preparation time: 1 hour
Note: You can replace deep-fried fritters with shallow-fried cutlets or falafels to make the dish more nutritious.
The term vegan denotes a pure vegetarian diet, devoid of animal products such as meat, eggs and dairy. In order to prepare a vegan Buddha bowl, make sure the protein you choose is either legume, pulse, nut or soy. Ensure the dressing you choose is devoid of dairy.
Some of the alternatives you could choose to prepare a vegan Buddha bowl are:
Buddha bowls seem exciting, don’t they? So, if these colourful bowls are your latest attempt at weight loss or to improve your child’s nutritional requirements, start prepping with basic ingredients right from your kitchen shelf.
All you need to do is just remember the formula for the bowl:
Whole grains + protein + vegetables + dressing + sprinkles = Buddha bowl
So, go ahead and make a super Buddha bowl and surprise your family at mealtime today!
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