Have you tried a buddha bowl yet? They are popping up on menus around the country and made up of large quantities of nourishing, fiber rich vegetables and hearty whole grains. Urban dictionary defines buddha bowls as “a bowl which is packed so full that it has a rounded ‘belly’ appearance on the top much like the belly of a buddha.”

Little did I know, I’ve been making buddha-esque bowls for lunch for years and calling them Power Bowls. I start with a grain like brown rice as my base then add tons of veggies, a protein, and a homemade dressing. For more buddha bowl ideas, check out my Spinach Pesto-Salad with Farro and my Two-Grain Southwest Salad. Same concept, maybe just not as pretty.

This buddha bowl recipe from the A Happier, Healthier You ebook has a quinoa base and a variety of veg like sweet potatoes and spinach for a load of fiber, potassium, and iron. It also has healthy fats from olive oil and egg yolk which will boost the satisfaction factor and protein from the egg and the quinoa to help keep you full.

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And if you want to be really cool, top that baby with some avocado.

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