Buddha Bowls: The Go-to Sustainable Meal

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You just went grocery shopping and now have all this yummy food but don’t know what to make with it. I have the perfect meal for you it’s called a buddha bowl and it’s become quite the trend. But what even is a Buddha Bowl? According to google, “They are hearty, filling dishes made of various greens, raw or roasted veggies, beans, and a healthy grain like quinoa or brown rice. Sometimes they also include toppings like nuts, seeds and dressings for added texture and flavor.” YUM! The best part? Every item used to make Buddha Bowls can be created using no waste, How? Because all items can be bought via bulk bins or loose produce which means no unnecessary packaging. Another great thing is these are so versatile. Any fruit or veggies you have going bad can easily be whipped into a super yummy nutritious Buddha Bowl in Yardley no time at all.

The flow of the Buddha Bowl

Honestly, no matter how you prepare your Buddha Bowl, you can never go wrong. However, I’ve found this layering system results in the perfect bowl every time and is really helpful if you’re looking for a place to start. So here it goes:

Base: Rice, quinoa, barley, soba noodles

Greens: spinach, arugula, kale, Swiss chard, butter lettuce, steamed broccoli, Brussels sprouts, sautéed green beans

Veggies: bell peppers, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, cauliflower, snap peas, zucchini, corn, edamame, celery, onions, mushrooms, asparagus, avocado

Sweets: apples, citrus, berries, pears, papaya, mango

Protein: chickpeas, lentils, beans (black, pinto, cannellini etc.), tofu, chicken, beef, seafood

Top it off: shredded or crumbled cheese, seeds, nuts, sprouts, fresh herbs

Get saucy: peanut sauce, tahini, homemade vinaigrette, fresh lemon juice + EVOO, hummus, hot sauce

Also, never forget dat salt + peppa! It’s essential.

There you have it. The perfect way to create a sustainable, zero waste delicious and nutritious meal. Buddha bowls make meal prepping super easy and the best part, super filling!

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