Buddha Bowls + an exclusive recipe from my new book

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Buddha bowls are my go to favorite recipe and meal to have in my fridge. Why? Because they are a no brainer! Buddha bowls are so simple, yet they are super satisfying, delicious and customizable. I know a lot of us stray away from creating the so called “healthy” foods from our kitchen and choose other things (going out, fast foods, etc.) instead because those groceries in the fridge seem boring, not satisfying, or too time consuming to make.

I mean seriously, who wants to come home late at night when you are starving and have to cook everything from scratch. No thank you!

This is why Buddha Bowls are the solution. I talk about these delicious bowls in my new book, Meal Prep Your Way to Weight Loss and below I’m going to share an exclusive recipe from the book!

Don’t forget to check out the book here: www.masteringmealprep.com and get yourself a copy!

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You can’t mess up a Buddha Bowl recipe

It’s one of those things that once you have all your ingredients prepped and in the fridge you can make different types of Buddha Bowls, with various ingredients, flavors, dressings. Think of it like a salad but way better! You get to put Buddha Bowl recipes together the way that YOU want, with ingredients that appeal to you in that day.

You get to play with different tastes, textures, and I always recommend using a spiralizer, roasting vegetables, and incorporating various techniques of chopping to keep it interesting.

Buddha Bowls give you variety

It’s all about balance, right? We also want to balance the types of food we eat and add variety! The buddha bowl concept is exactly that; it’s creating a colorful, nutrient-filled, balancing meal. You get a little bit of everything in one bowl, and of course, those colors make it look extra pretty! (Instagram worthy for sure!)

Buddha bowls are such a simple recipe and easy to meal prep! I’ve shared my favorite buddha bowl in my new book “Meal Prep Your Way to Weight Loss”. You can make these bowls hot or cold and prep your veggies ahead of time!Buddha Bowls give you variety

Having prepped foods ready to go also allows you to bring in a variety of ingredients and flavors depending on your mood!

In my new book, I teach you how to get your ingredients prepped that will last all week! Throw them all together and you can mix & match ingredients. Then, you are left with no excuses to put together an amazing meal, quickly!

Exclusive recipe from my new book

I’m really excited to share this with you because it comes out of the 4-week plan where you get to eat delicious meals all week long. The great thing about this plan is that it features new recipes each week so you don’t get bored and it really will help you to see the results that you want! The photo below comes from week four, which features one version of the buddha bowl. I won’t post the beet dip here, as that’s an optional add on, but that recipe is part of the SNACKS section of the book. This is directly from the book and has not been edited.

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Buddha Bowl with Farro

Makes two servings for the week           

This rendition of a Buddha Bowl contains farro, an ancient grain that looks a lot like barley but has a chewier texture. I like to put it in salads as well as in Buddha bowls because it never gets soggy. Buddha bowls truly are one of my favorite meals because they are so incredibly versatile and perfect for any meal of the day.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup farro, cooked
  • 1 zucchini, spiralized
  • 3 tablespoons creamy beetroot dip
  • 2 large carrots, shredded
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced
  • Small handful alfalfa sprouts
  • Salad dressing of choice

Directions

  1. To cook farro: Rinse and drain it. Place it in a pot and add enough water to cover it. Bring it to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 30 minutes. Drain off any excess water.
  2. Divide the spiralized zucchini and place it into two separate bowls, keeping it to one side. Next, slice the tomatoes and put one in each bowl, next to the zucchini. Repeat this process with each ingredient, including the cooked farro, until your bowls are full.
  3. Feel free to add any super herbs, such as cilantro, basil, or parsley.
  4. Prior to serving, top with your dressing of choice.

 XOXO,

Nikki

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