A bowl full of chicken, avocado, chickpeas, and other healthy ingredients sits on a counter

How to Build a Balanced Buddha Bowl

Buddha bowls, bright combinations of artfully positioned food popping up all over social media, are gaining fans for a reason. Not only are these meals visually stunning, but they can also contain a bevy of macro and micronutrients and make meal prepping a breeze. The trick to achieving a healthy—and beautiful—Buddha bowl is balance. Opt for a wide variety of colorful whole foods to get the most nutritional benefit. 

The Elements of a Bountiful Buddha Bowl

When making your Buddha bowl, the only limit is your imagination. Customize the recipe with your favorite proteins, veggies, and grains for a filling and nutritious meal. 

 

An infographic showing the different elements of a buddha bowl

 

Looking for more ways to eat healthier and feel better? Schedule an appointment with your Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group primary care physician to discuss diet and fitness plans that you can easily implement into your life. 

Sources: 
Fit Foodie Finds | 15 Healthy Buddha Bowl Recipes
Healthline | 14 Healthy Whole-Grain Foods (Including Gluten-Free Options)
Healthyish | Why Do We Keep Calling Things Buddha Bowls?