How to Build the Perfect Buddha Bowl (straight from our favorite Instagrammers) March 24, 2017
Some of our favorite bloggers and Instagrammers have spoken, and you don’t want to miss what they have to say about the no-recipe “recipe” for colorful, nutritious, and uber Insta-worthy Buddha bowls.
Step aside, plates. Meals served in bowls are all the rage these days, and if our Instagram feeds are any indication, the trend isn’t going away anytime soon. So we decided to investigate. Why bowls? What does Buddha have to do with it all? Is it just us, or does the food actually taste better this way? Is there a recipe for bowl perfection? CAN WE HAVE IT?
Here’s what we discovered:
1. The shape of the bowl actually does make a difference
2. There’s no “recipe,” but be sure to cover all the bases
3. Creativity is the name of the game (and color, too)
“I love making Buddha bowls because it allows me to be creative with my meals, and there are an unlimited number of possible combinations. I always start with greens (kale and arugula are my favorites), then I add a protein and a variety of fruits and vegetables. The more colorful the better!”
4. If you’re skipping meat, quinoa is the way to go
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5. If you’re bowl-ing it for breakfast, don’t go crazy with the fruit
And the whole Buddha thing? Well, let’s just say the combination of colors, textures, flavors, and nutrients is best savored slowly and mindfully to reap all the good, happy cook vibes. Feel free to rub your belly afterwards, too.
For more inspiration, check out this bountiful beet Buddha bowl (try saying that 10 times fast).