14 Buddha Bowl Recipes That Will Satisfy Every Craving

Tahini sauce over everything.

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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

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

2. Avocado Quinoa Harvest Bowl

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

3. Sweet Potato Chickpea Bowl

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

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

5. Sweet Potato Taco Bowl

Basically a deconstructed taco. Recipe here.

6. Masala Chickpea Bowl

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

7. Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprouts, and Chickpea Bowl

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

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

Like a vacation in a bowl. Recipe here.

10. Jasmine Rice and Sesame Tofu Bowl

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

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

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

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

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.

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