10 Incredible Buddha Bowls to Update Your Diet

Buddha bowls are typically viewed as a complicated meal that only professional nutritionists are able to make. But in reality, even the laziest girl in the world can make it herself. Buddha bowls are known for their versatility, healthy nutrients, and variety. One bowl can keep your energy going all day long and boost your overall wellness. While Buddha bowls are easy to make, perhaps you find yourself confusing about what to put into your bowl.

1. Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl


Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl
Subtly spiced, comforting and amazingly delicious, this Buddha bowl will rock your entire world in a jiffy. Get the recipe here.

2. Noodle Buddha Bowl


Noodle Buddha Bowl
Fuel your brain and make your stomach happy with a protein- and antioxidant-packed bowl. Find the recipe here.

3. Turmeric Sweet Potato Bowl


Turmeric Sweet Potato Bowl
The main spice in curry, turmeric can turn any meal into a masterpiece. Spice up your sweet potato bowl with this spice for added healing properties. Get the recipe here.

4. Spinach Quinoa Patty Bowl


Spinach Quinoa Patty Bowl
When superfoods combined together, they create a fantastically healthy Buddha super bowl that will provide your body with so much needed phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, and other compounds that are crucial for your health. Get the recipe here.

5. Brussels Sprouts Eggplant Buddha Bowl


Brussels Sprouts Eggplant Buddha Bowl
One of my favorite Buddha bowls, this one is a true goodness for health food junkies. Plus, it is so fast to make. Get the recipe here.

6. Vegan Thai Tempeh Buddha Bowl


Vegan Thai Tempeh Buddha Bowl
Rich in protein, a Thai tempeh Buddha bowl is an excellent way to get this vital nutrient when you go vegan. Find the recipe here.

7. BBQ Tempeh With Vegan Ranch Bowl


BBQ Tempeh With Vegan Ranch Bowl
After all, the barbecue season is approaching so fast. Get the recipe here.

8. Winter Buddha Bowl


Winter Buddha Bowl
But since it is the cold season outside, enjoy your comforting and satisfying winter Buddha bowl right now. Get the recipe here.

9. Roasted Rainbow Winter Bowl


Roasted Rainbow Winter Bowl
Mix up your favorite healthy foods in one rainbow-inspired meal. Find the recipe here.

10. Moroccan Couscous, Chickpeas, and Olives Bowl


Moroccan Couscous, Chickpeas, and Olives Bowl
Nutrient-packed Buddha bowl is a great way to update your diet and help you drop a few pounds along the way. Get the recipe here.

All these Buddha bowls are perfect for your waistline when you enjoy them in moderation. The next time hunger strikes out of the sky, allow yourself to cook one of these bowls.

Chick-fil-A Goes National With Hash Brown Scramble Breakfast Bowl

Photo courtesy of Chick-fil-A

We still haven’t forgiven Chick-fil-A for taking away the Spicy Chicken Biscuit. Sure, we’re living in the past instead of moving on with our lives, but the breakfast sandwich was just that damn good.

Still, if the fast-casual chicken chain hatches out more hearty breakfast items like this new Hash Brown Scramble, we could probably forgive and forget little more quickly.

The bowl features a bed of Chick-fil-A’s “tot” style hash browns topped with scrambled eggs and a blend of Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese. Customers can choose between sliced Chick-fil-A nuggets or sausage as a protein. Each bowl is also served with jalapeño salsa.

Photo courtesy of Chick-fil-A

Initially in select testing locations, the Hash Brown Scramble is officially available nationwide at all participating Chick-fil-A locations. Unfortunately, the new item will be replacing the chain’s current Breakfast Burrito.

They give, and they taketh away. Sigh.

HEALTHY STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE SMOOTHIE BOWL

HEALTHY STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE SMOOTHIE BOWL

This strawberry cheesecake smoothie bowl is a delicious healthy no sugar dessert that is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and paleo. And if you don’t like bananas – you’ll love this, because it doesn’t have any. All you need is 5 everyday ingredients and a hand blender or a high-speed blender.

This recipe is so delicious and incredibly simple, I just know you’ll love it. If you love strawberries that is.

And if you’re looking for a quick little healthy dessert recipe without any sugar, dried fruit or banana in it, then this is absolutely for you.

Since I made this 2 weeks ago, I just can’t stop thinking of it and making all kinds of versions of it. Sweet delicious strawberry daydreams.

This strawberry cheesecake smoothie bowl is kinda like a soft-serve ice cream, but not the banana type where you just freeze bananas, put them in a blender and pretend they don’t smell like bananas (<- 1. why would you make a recipe with banana if you don’t want it to smell like a banana? 2. it’s a lie 3. I did that last year and almost threw up).

Now, unlike the banana “nice-cream”-fans, I won’t pretend this doesn’t smell like strawberries. It does. And that’s awesome, because that’s exactly what I wanted.

A healthy version of a strawberry cheesecake in a bowl. A smoothie bowl.

Plus this is just in time for strawberry season. And because it’s also asparagus season – next stop, asparagus smoothie bowl. Mmmmh. These ideas just keep on flowing.

You can have this for breakfast as well, if it’s not too cold for you. My personal preference for breakfast is something that would be warmer, but I love this in the afternoon or whenever I crave a little dessert.

There are just 3 main ingredients in this smoothie bowl:

frozen strawberries (raspberries might work as well)
raw cashews
an orange.
Additionally I suggest you top with some flaxseeds and a walnut to make the smoothie bowl pretty, oh so pretty, and more anti-inflammatory, oh so anti-inflammatory.

All the main ingredients are sweet, and sweet enough, but not in an overwhelming way like a banana for example. Btw. I don’t know why I’m hating on bananas so much lately, sorry, I like them. They’re are a great source of potassium and fiber and are real sweethearts. Just not in a nice cream form for me.

Now, if you’re having this as a dessert in addition to another meal – share with someone else. That’s what I did anyway. If you’re having this as a meal on its own – then have the whole thing. The whole recipe has 440 kcal, so it works either way – more information below.

HEALTH AND BEAUTY BENEFITS

According to this source, this recipe is a very good source of collagen-boosting vitamin C and has a good amount of iron, magnesium and zinc (not bad for a dessert, huh?). It’s also a great dessert recipe if you’re trying to eat healthier and to lose some weight in a healthy, sustainable way.

Strawberries are a rich source of antioxidants (1) and contain a good mixture of polyphenols that are shown to prevent a number of diseases like Alzheimer’s and cancer and to improve cardiovascular health (2). They also have anti-inflammatory properties (3) and cashews can decrease total and LDL (the bad one) cholesterol. (4)

And orange? Well this delicious fruit (one of my personal favorites) is rich in vitamin C and contains a great mixture of phytochemicals – among others carotenoids. Carotenoids are powerful antioxidants and in terms of beauty are important to keep your skin healthy as they can protect against UV damage (5) and can in fact improve the color of your skin (6) (<- if you’re as pale as me after winter, you know how awesome this fact is).

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Healthy Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie Bowl
Prep Time: 7 minutes

Category: dessert / breakfast

 

Yield: 2

An easy, delicious and super-healthy dessert recipe. This strawberry cheesecake smoothie bowl is just for you if you’re craving something sweet even though you’re eating healthy and are sick of banana-based desserts. This recipe has a low glycemic load, is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory foods.

Ingredients

1cup straberries, frozen, unsweetened
1 orange
1/3 cup cashews, preferably soaked overnight
Toppings:
1 strawberry
walnut
1 tbsp flax seeds
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Instructions

You’ll need a hand blender for this recipe, but a good high-speed blender would probably do just as well if you have one.
If you can, soak the cashews overnight or for 2-3 hours. This makes them softer helps blend better.
Blend the cashews with the juice of one orange until very smooth.

Add the frozen berries in and blend until smooth – the consistency should resemble soft serve ice cream, thick and creamy, but not super liquid.
Serve in a bowl if you’re eating this as a meal or into 2 small dessert jars if you want to serve this as a dessert with your lunch, dinner or even as a snack.
Top with 1 tbps flax seeds, chopped walnut (both of these important to keep the omega-6/omega-3 ratio optimal) and strawberry slices. Enjoy!
Notes

1/2 recipe with toppings has (calculated here, assuming you’re on a 2000kcal diet):

Energy: 220kcal, 11%

Total Carbohydrate 21.1g, 7% | Dietary Fiber 4.0g, 16% | Total Fat 14.2g, 22% | Protein 6.3g, 13%

Vitamin C 52.4mg, 87% | Magnesium 108mg, 27% | Potassium 409mg, 12%

Iron 2.6mg, 15% | Zinc 1.8mg, 12% | Selenium 6.9mcg, 10%

omega 6/omega 3 ratio = 2.1:1

Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do, don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions and if you make it, let me know how it goes +  if you want, hashtag your pictures on Instagram with #beautybites, I’d love to see them!

Chipotle Style Burrito Bowl

Chipotle is one of the few places we will sometimes eat out since it is relatively easy to find healthy food options there. Unfortunately, with seven of us it is also pricey to go out to eat (not to mention crazy with all the high chairs, booster seats, etc).

Now, I often make an imitation recipe at home since I can prepare most of the ingredients ahead of time and it is still a fast meal without much prep.

The other advantage to these burrito bowls is that everyone can assemble their own meal with their favorite toppings so everyone seems to enjoy it more (especially my daughter who can easily eat two avocados worth of homemade guacamole!). If you like Mexican food or Chipotle, try these!

I didn’t include the famous Chipotle-Lime rice recipe, though our family does eat white rice on occasion. If you want to add this to your recipe, I’d recommend this real food version of cilantro rice or even this Quinoa version. We don’t eat many beans, but you could also add those if you normally order them in a burrito bowl.

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Chipotle Style Burrito Bowl

prep 10 mins

cook 30 mins

total 40 mins

author wellness mama

yield 4 -6

Ingredients

3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (pre-cooked preferable) or 1 pre-cooked whole chicken (I make ahead on another night we are having chicken)
1/2 cup salsa
1 teaspoon each of cumin and chili powders
12-15 ounces of lettuce, spinach or a mix (enough for your family)
1 tomato
2 avocados
1 cup salsa
1 lime
Cheese, sour cream and more salsa to top
Instructions

If cooking the chicken fresh, sprinkle with the cumin and chili powder, squeeze the juice of half of the lime over it and pour 1/2 cup salsa over it. Bake in the oven, covered for 1 hour until done, or for 3-4 hours in the crock pot on high. If re-heating pre-cooked chicken, shred with your hands or a fork and place in a skillet. Sprinkle with the cumin/chili powder, pour salsa over and squeeze half of the juice of the lime over it. Saute over medium heat until cooked.
While chicken is heating, make guacamole by mashing the flesh of two avocados with 1 cup of salsa and a teaspoon of lime juice. Assemble any other toppings you are serving. Serve chicken atop a bed of lettuce with any desired toppings. Enjoy! Ole!
courses main

cuisine mexican