So after my crazy, emotional, and rather exhausting week(end), I needed to get back into the groove of things today. Plus, I could use all the energy that I can get right now; and of course nothing will power you through better than good food in the form of a buddha bowl.
What's a buddha bowl? Well, they can also be called 'glory bowls' or 'hippie bowls' and usually consist of greens of some sort, raw or cooked vegetables, a healthy grain like quinoa or rice, and assorted toppings. They are usually meatless, but still rather hearty too.
Exactly what I need right now!
Since I'm still avocado and grapefruit obsessed... I just had to build my bowl around those two things today. I had a hankering for my homemade vinaigrette so this ended up being the perfect excuse; and I got to use up some of my fresh local red lettuce that's building up in my fridge!
With a little leftover feta cheese and plenty of salt-free seasoning, this was the perfect lunch for me today. It was bright and cheery - exactly what the doctor ordered. I added in some chickpeas for that hearty aspect. Between them and the quinoa this was a very filling bowl that will keep me satisfied until dinner.
Even with such few ingredients, this bowl is full of flavor - and the good-for-you stuff that your body needs too. As a bonus, this bowl is super quick and easy to toss together, especially if you have the quinoa already cooked and ready to go.
And look at those colors! Here's to eating the rainbow. Yummy!
Grapefruit & Avocado Buddha Bowl
Servings: 1 • Size: 1 'Bowl' • Calories: 378.2 • Fat: 13.8 g • Carb: 53.6 g • Fiber: 13 g • Protein: 13.8 g • Sugar: 12.8 g • Sodium: 552 mg
1/4 Avocado, Sliced
1/2 Grapefruit, Peeled & Seeded
1/2 C. Reduced Sodium Garbanzo Beans/Chickpeas
1 Tbsp. Reduced Fat Feta
1/2 C. Cooked Quinoa
2 Red Lettuce Leaves, Chopped
1 Tbsp. Light Vinaigrette
Salt-Free Seasoning of Choice (Mine was a lemon back pepper one.)
Place most of the quinoa in the bottom of the bowl.
Add the rest of everything (aside from the vinaigrette) along with the remaining quinoa.
Top with the vinaigrette.
Enjoy right away!