Buddha bowls. Macro bowls. Hippie bowls. Whatever they’re called in your neck of the woods, these little bows of healthy deliciousness are the biggest food trend of the year. What’s more, the Asian inspired bowls are packed with nutrition that fill both your belly and your soul. Buddha bowls combine the eating principles of Japanese and Chinese medicine to ensure you eat whole food meals that combine both raw and roasted foods.
Whether you’re trying to lose weight, cut down on your fast food intake or just learning how to be more effective in the kitchen, Buddha bowls fit your needs.
So let’s get up close and personal with the Buddha bowl.
This is the question everyone wants to know when it comes to the infamous Buddha bowl. The simple answer is that each bowl should contain vegetables, protein, healthy grains, nuts and even dried fruit. They are often topped with some type of sauce, usually spicy and without dairy.
Whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, faro and bulgur are packed with nutrients that help keep your body fit and your skin better than you’ve ever seen it. Thanks to the high fiber content found in most grains, these bowls are a great way to flush toxins from the skin leaving it smooth, glowing and healthy.
Pick a grain each day and change it up.
One of the best things about Buddha bowls is that there is NO set recipe. Many yogis will tell you this way of eating is all about “a little bit of everything” which means there are no complicated recipes to remember and assemble. Make a batch at night, assemble and all you have to do is grab a bowl to take to work.
Best of all you don’t have to tie yourself to anything, just browse the aisles of the produce section and pick up fruits and vegetables that are in season.
If you want to stay true to the philosophy of eating healthy you can eat Buddha bowls for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you are not beholden to the idea of eggs for breakfast and steak for dinner, add a bowl full of goodness to replace those high calorie, greasy meals that you love but are doing your skin no favors.
Part of the reason Buddha bowls are making people go nuts is because they work for all diets. If you want stay true to the intent of the bowls keep it vegan and keep it whole. If you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or any other health problems these bowls will help get you back on track. But since there are no hard and fast rules about what exactly goes into a Buddha bowl you can add lean proteins if you feel you need them. Just keep in mind that the health benefits often touted are those that don’t contain any meat products.
If you think these bowls will get boring, think again. Whether you love Asian inspired foods, Mediterranean, middle eastern or Spanish, you can use your spice cabinet to change up the flavors along with your mix and match ingredients.
You care about your skin and you want to eat the right foods that will make your skin glow so try our Perfect Skin Buddha Bowl.
Directions: Arrange the ingredients in an over-sized bowl and drizzle the dressing on top. Enjoy.
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