Back to Basics: Buddha Bowl

Back to Basics: Buddha Bowl

Buddha Bowl? What’s that!? Well, I just realised that it’s been a long time since I posted anything new in Back to Basics! The weather has suddenly changed and the garden is springing into life! 😀 My spinach and chard are starting to grow and the mixed leaves are poking through the soil. There’s some gooseberries forming and the strawberry patch is adorned with flowers… what an exciting time! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Anyway! Buddha Bowl! Essentially this a bowl of yummy food! Not just any bowl though! A Buddha bowl should be a hand held bowl filled with a delicious complete meal! You might have come across these labelled as ‘protein bowl’ or ‘macro bowl’ but in my opinion, they are basically the same thing?!

So… what do you need?

  1. leaves
  2. grain
  3. protein
  4. fat (healthy ones)

It really is as simple as that! 😀

Lets look at that in more detail!

Leaves: lettuce, rocket, kale, spinach, chard, or a load of mixed leaves

Grain: Brown rice, quinoa, millet, amaranth, you choose

Protein: Beans, chickpeas, tofu, tempeh, take your pick

Fat: Avocado, houmous, seeds, nuts, olives, what’s your favourite?

You can of course add some extra salad bits in, or drizzle with dressing, the main thing is that your Buddha Bowl is a complete meal… and perfect for lazy summer days!

What’s in my bowl today?

Mixed leaves including chard, rocket, lambs lettuce and spinach, brown rice (with a few wild bits added in), kidney beans in homemade tomato sauce, houmous, beetroot, shepherds salad, beetroot, chargrilled courgette, a sprinkling of mixed seeds, sesame seeds, a dusting of coconut and a chive flower! Delicious!

Let me know in the comments what you’d put in yours! Better still, make it, take a picture and post on instagram with the hashtag or @LifeDietHealth 🙂

Enjoy!!! 🙂 😀 🙂 😀 🙂

buddha bowl (3)

Food or flowers… which did you see first?


  • Sweet Sunday Table 17th May 2017 at 21:43

    Looks amazing. Buddha bowls are such a great idea for a healthy meal. They’re also so versatile!

    • Life Diet Health 17th May 2017 at 22:16

      Thank you☺ Aren’t they great? What do you like in yours?

      • Sweet Sunday Table 18th May 2017 at 03:16

        Roasted chickpeas, homemade kale chips, quinoa salad, avocado, and a few other things. I’ll try and do a post about it soon!

        • Life Diet Health 18th May 2017 at 10:57

          ?Dreamy? What spices do you use on your chickpeas? (I think we live on chickpeas?)

  • cookingwithshy 18th May 2017 at 05:11

    How beautiful is this Buddha Bowl and thanks for sharing the info…great way to stay healthy!!!

    • Life Diet Health 18th May 2017 at 11:00

      Thank you☺I’ve been doing this for years but only recently discovered it had a name (or two)! What’s in your favourite bowl?


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