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    Updated on Sep 10, 2019. Posted on Jan 17, 2017

    14 Buddha Bowl Recipes That Will Satisfy Every Craving

    Tahini sauce over everything.

    Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed

    Buddha bowls — colorful bowls usually composed of vegetables, healthy grains, and protein — are one of this year's top emerging food trends.

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    If you're not familiar with them now, you will be by the end of the year.

    They're also known as hippie bowls or macro bowls (for all the macronutrients they're stuffed with), and are really easy to make at home.

    You really can't mess up a Buddha bowl since it's pretty much everything goes, but here're some recipes to inspire you:

    1. Wild Rice, Squash, and Mushroom Bowl

    keepinitkind.com

    Creamy tahini dressing — used frequently in Buddha bowls — brings everything together. Recipe here.

    2. Avocado Quinoa Harvest Bowl

    init4thelongrun.com

    A bowl of pure greens has never looked so appetizing. Recipe here.

    3. Sweet Potato Chickpea Bowl

    minimalistbaker.com

    Tossed with garlic powder, cumin, and oregano, this Buddha bowl's pan-roasted chickpeas contribute half the flavor. Recipe here.

    4. Falafel, Cauliflower, and Carrot Bowl

    pinchofyum.com

    To make a vegetarian meal more filling, add a plant-based protein bomb like falafel. Recipe here.

    5. Sweet Potato Taco Bowl

    mykitchenlove.com

    Basically a deconstructed taco. Recipe here.

    6. Masala Chickpea Bowl

    fullofplants.com

    Who knew you could basically make a meal from just chickpeas and cashews? Recipe here.

    7. Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprouts, and Chickpea Bowl

    lifemadesweeter.com

    Made with hearty portions of protein-packed chickpeas, crunchy brussels sprouts, and a creamy avocado sauce, this meal will fill you up without making you crash and burn. Recipe here.

    8. Quinoa, Hummus, and Sweet Potato Bowl

    ohsheglows.com

    The best part about this bowl is you probably have all the ingredients lying around in your fridge or pantry. Recipe here.

    9. Moroccan Couscous, Chickpeas, and Olives Bowl

    lazycatkitchen.com

    Like a vacation in a bowl. Recipe here.

    10. Jasmine Rice and Sesame Tofu Bowl

    choosingchia.com

    Slivers of raw carrots, cucumbers, cabbage, and radishes makes this bowl an especially crunchy one. Sprinkle some crushed cashews for extra nuttiness. Recipe here.

    11. Thai Tempeh Bowl

    fitmittenkitchen.com

    Comes with a total of 16 grams of fiber, thanks to the nutrient-rich freekeh — the nutrient-rich supergrain. Recipe here.

    12. Butternut Squash and Kale Bowl With Creamy Cashew Apple Cider Dressing

    karalydon.com

    Cashews, apple cider vinegar, minced shallot, dijon mustard, and honey all go into this creamy dressing you'll want to pour over all your meals. Recipe here.

    13. Sweet Potato, Lentil, and Kimchi Bowl

    sweetpotatosoul.com

    If you're not a fan of kimchi, you can substitute it with sauerkraut, pickled cabbage, or any other crunchy, sour vegetable. Recipe here.

    14. Balsamic Chicken and Lemon Quinoa Bowl

    cafedelites.com

    Buddha bowls are great during winter because you can heat them up (before adding in the cheese) and not worry about wilted greens. Recipe here.