I finally made one, a big bowl of healthy stuff, that trendy looking meal, all those greens right there. I made a Buddha bowl and you know what? It was SO easy!

It’s full of protein, really simple to make and tastes delicious.

Protein = 52g, Fat = 44g Carbs = 198g, Kcal = 1456

Here’s how;

What you’ll need for this recipe:

A nice bowl: Go for a wooden one or a grey ceramic “trendy” looking one just for better aesthetics, this add’s zero to the taste obviously but it looks real goooooood.

  1. x1 can of cooked chickpeas
  2. Baby Bok Choy
  3. Wild Rice (or any rice you prefer)
  4. x1 Red Pepper
  5. Edamame Beans
  6. Brocoli
  7. Pine Nuts & Chives For garnish

Peanut Sauce:

  1. 1/2 Cup crunchy peanut butter
  2. 2 tsp Coriander (optional)
  3. 1/2 Fresh finely chopped ginger
  4. 2tbs maple syrup
  5. 2tbs lime juice ( 1 whole lime)
  6. 2 tbs Soy Sauce
  7. 1tbs Garlic Powder
  8. 2 tbs Water

Just add this all to a bowl and mix together. Simple. That is your sauce made! Leave on the side until later.

Method:

It’s actually really easy and you can decorate the bowl any way you’d like but I like to position things in lines because overall it just looks nicer.

  1. So, start by cooking your rice.
  2. Cut your red pepper into strips whiles the rice is cooking.
  3. Steam the broccoli and Edamame beans for about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Drain the cooked chickpeas in a colander, or if you’d like them to be warm, place them into a pan with the water from the can and put them on a low temperature, do not let this boil. Just warm them for around 5 minutes. After this 5 minutes, drain them and wash them with warm water.
  5. Once the rice is cooked, place it into a colander and drain it with warm water.
  6. Layer the rice In one side of the bowl.
  7. Open up and split your Bok Choy placing it nicely on the opposite side of the bowl, layering it on top of each other.
  8. Then, it’s really up to you. Dress your bowl with all your other ingredients however you’d like or follow the lines method like I did. I lined up the edamame beans and the chickpeas next to each other.
  9. Then add the red pepper strips to another side of the bowl.
  10. Do the same with the broccoli
  11. Finally , drip over that delicious sauce you’ve made earlier (All of it if you want), sprinkle over some chives and toasted pine nuts and voila! You’ve made. Buddha bowl. (Season to taste too).

There isn’t really any right or wrong way to make these, so have a little fun and get creative. This is an easy first step into the world of these artistic and healthy dishes.

Let me know what you think at tomjsheard@gmail.com I would love to know what you did with yours!

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