A Buddha Bowl is a delicious and healthy meal that combines grains, vegetables, and proteins.
It’s easy to make and incredibly nutritious.
To add even more flavor and texture, I topped this Buddha Bowl with a flavorful peanut sauce.
The great thing about Buddha Bowls is that they are incredibly versatile. You can customize them to suit your tastes and dietary preferences.
Whether you’re a fan of quinoa, brown rice, white rice, or even cauliflower rice, you can choose your favorite grain as a base for your Buddha Bowl.
Then, you can add a variety of colorful vegetables such as kale, carrots, cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes.
For proteins, you can choose from options like tofu, chickpeas, or grilled chicken.
What makes Buddha Bowls even more appealing is their simplicity. With just a few ingredients, you can create a wholesome and nutritious meal that is not only delicious but also visually appealing.
The combination of flavors and textures in a Buddha Bowl is truly satisfying.
This Buddha Bowl with Peanut Sauce is only 4 points!
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To help keep this recipe low in points, I used PB2 Powder instead of regular peanut butter.
It’s a powder, but one you add water it has a peanut butter texture.
How to make Buddha Bowls with Peanut Sauce:
I wanted the chickpeas crunchy so I added them to the air fryer for 10 minutes. I simply sprayed them with olive oil and seasoned them with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
For the rice, I used leftover white rice. You can use brown rice if you prefer.
Next up, I made the peanut sauce. I added the PB2 Powder, water, lime juice, garlic, rice vinegar, and soy sauce to a small bowl and mixed it together.
Cut or shred the vegetables to your preference.
Then, it’s time to assemble the bowls. I added the rice, followed by the vegetables, and topped it with the peanut sauce.
Benefits of Eating a Buddha Bowl Regularly:
Eating a Buddha Bowl regularly offers numerous benefits for your overall health and well-being.
These nutrient-packed bowls are filled with wholesome ingredients that provide a wide range of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy by incorporating Buddha Bowls into your diet.
First and foremost, Buddha Bowls are an excellent way to increase your vegetable intake.
The colorful assortment of vegetables provides a wide array of nutrients that support immune function, digestion, and heart health.
By consuming a variety of vegetables in a single meal, you ensure that you’re getting a diverse range of vitamins and minerals.
Additionally, Buddha Bowls are high in fiber, which aids in digestion and helps keep you feeling fuller for longer.
The combination of whole grains, vegetables, and proteins provides a balanced source of complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, and lean proteins, which can help stabilize blood sugar levels and provide sustained energy throughout the day.
Another benefit of Buddha Bowls is their versatility and ability to cater to different dietary preferences.
Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or simply looking to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet, Buddha Bowls offer a customizable option for everyone.
Furthermore, Buddha Bowls are visually appealing and can help you practice mindful eating.
The vibrant colors and textures of the ingredients stimulate the senses, making your meal more enjoyable and satisfying. By savoring each bite and being present in the moment, you can cultivate a greater sense of appreciation for the food you’re eating.
Yield: 2 servings
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- 1 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup cooked rice (white or brown)
- 1 cup shredded red cabbage
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 1/2 cups sliced cucumber
- Salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder, to taste
- 2 tablespoons PB2 Powder
- 1 tablespoon water
- Juice from 1/2 lime
- 1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Lay them on a towel and dry them off.
Add the chickpeas to an air fryer or skillet. Spray with olive oil cooking spray and season with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
Cook for 10 minutes at 400 degrees in the air fryer. If cooking in a skillet cook over medium heat for 7-10 minutes, or until the chickpeas are crunchy.
In a small bowl, mix together the PB2 Powder, water, lime juice, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic.
Assemble the Buddha Bowl – add the rice, vegetables, and chickpeas, then drizzle with the peanut sauce.
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