So, you may be asking the same question I have…what exactly is a Buddha bowl? Well, I did a little research and basically, it’s just a trend where you create beautiful looking bowls that aren’t only pleasant to look at, but also really good for you too!
From what I gather the only reason it’s called a “Buddha” bowl is that there is a “balance” – whether that is a color balance or a nutritional balance. Either way, these babies are super easy to make, delicious, and a perfect idea for meal prepping!
The recipe comes in 4 parts – 1) Cook your protein, 2) Cook your vegetables, 3) Make your dressing. 4) Assemble your bowls. Actually, I kind of assembled things as I went…but you get the point 🙂
My secret weapon for this recipe is Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend.
It’s tastes exactly like an everything bagel and really seasons these bowls well. If you don’t have a jar of this handy…you could easily make it yourself! Here is a recipe I found over on One Lovely Life.
I am using these Buddha Bowls as lunch this week. They heat up well and look pretty impressive!
You can always make them your own by trading out veggies and protein to make it to your taste! Get creative and make something beautiful! 🙂
Low Carb Buhhda Bowls
Recipe by: Jamie Boden at My Beautiful Ideal
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 4 cups zucchini, spiralized
- 3 bell peppers, assorted colors, sliced
- 1-pint cherry tomatoes
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1-10oz bag of baby spinach
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Sesame Seasoning
For the Dressing:
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 tsp of ginger, minced
- 2 packets of Splenda
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- In a large non-stick pan, over medium-high heat, brown the chicken breast until cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside.
- In the same pan, over medium heat, cook the spiralized zucchini for 3-4 minutes. Remove from pan and place in the bottom of your meal prep container.
- Over medium heat, cook the bell peppers and tomatoes for 6-8 minutes. Remove from pan and place in the container.
- Over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add spinach to the pan and allow to wilt, then add broccoli. When the spinach is wilted, but still has nice green color, remove from pan and place in the container. Keep the broccoli cooking until cooked to desired texture (I like mine to still have a little crunch!) Remove broccoli from pan and place in the container.
- Slice the chicken and place in the container.
- To make the dressing add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk together.
- Divide dressing between the 4 buddha bowls.
- Sprinkle with Everything But the Bagel Seasoning.
- Allow bowls to cool, cover with lids, and store in the fridge.
- When it’s time to eat, head in the microwave for 2-3 minutes!
Nutrition: Calories 190, Protein 20.3g, Carbohydrate 18.7g, Dietary Fiber 6.5g, Total Sugars 7.9g, Total Fat 5.8g.