Healthy Buddha Bowl Recipe

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By Anna Marikar

If your looking for healthy and wholesome meal ideas, a Buddha Bowl is a great option.

Half of the bowl should be made up of vegetables, a quarter carbohydrates and a quarter protein. This is how you get the most balanced Buddha bowl.

You can eat this healthy buddha bowl recipe for lunch or for dinner, and it will be ready in 30 minutes.

This recipe is suitable for the vegan diet.

Healthy Buddha Bowl Recipe with Sprouted Lentils an Garlic and Herb Salad Topper

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves: 1-2              

Healthy Buddha Bowl Ingredients

The 5 key components of any Buddha Bowl aka Nourish Bowl, Power Bowl or Macro Bowl are

  • Whole grains
  • Vegetables
  • Protein
  • Dressing
  • Sprinkles eg seeds, herbs or sprouts

For this Buddha bowl recipe you will need:

  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cumin
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 200g bulgur wheat
  • 6 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • Zest of ½ lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped mint and parsley
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cucumber, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 100g shredded red cabbage 
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced

To serve

  • 1 pack of Good4U Sprouted Lentil Sprout Mix
  • Good4U Garlic and Herb Salad Topper

How to Make a Healthy Buddha Bowl

Here’s your step by step to make this healthy and simple clean eating buddha bowl.

Heat your oven to 220c/200c fan/gas mark 7. 

Peel and chop the butternut squash into 2cm dice, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and spread on a large baking sheet. 

Roast for 10-15 minutes until soft and slightly caramelised. 

Put the bulgur wheat in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water covering to about 2cm. 

Soak for 20-30 minutes until the grains are tender. If all the water has not been absorbed, drain well in a sieve. 

Mix the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, a little salt and freshly ground black pepper and chopped herbs in a small bowl. 

Drizzle 3 tablespoons of the vinaigrette over the bulgur wheat, mix well and reserve the rest.

Put the tomatoes, cucumber and red onion in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper. 

Divide the bulgur wheat salad between four bowls. 

Top each bowl with the roast squash, grated carrots, red cabbage and spring onions, tomato, and cucumber salad, sliced avocado and the Good4U Sprouted Lentil Sprout Mix. 

Drizzle over the remaining vinaigrette and scatter over some Good4U Garlic and Herb Salad Topper and serve immediately.

Enjoy! Serve in a pretty bowl to make you smile, you deserve it 🙂

Do Buddha Bowls Help You Lose Weight?

Yes, this is a well rounded filling meal made with wholesome and nutritious ingredients so as part of a balanced diet, it is going to help you maintain a healthy weight.

Can a Buddha Bowl Have Meat?

Many Buddha Bowl recipes, like this one, are vegan or vegetarian but yes if you eat meat you can use it for the protein in your Buddha bowl.

Why are They Called Buddha Bowls?

The name comes from the big round belly like the big round bowl.

What Other Grains Can You Include In A Buddha Bowl?

Bulgar wheat, like included in this recipe, is a brilliant wholesome grain. Some others to include are

  • Barley
  • Quinoa
  • Brown Rice
  • Red Rice
  • Buckwheat

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Anna is a Wales-based writer and graduate from SOAS University of London.
As the voice behind On Your Journey, she empowers women to embrace holistic well-being and spiritual growth through her expert insights into wellness and symbolism.
When she isn't writing thought-provoking articles, you'll find her busy crafting and raising her 4 children.

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