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30 Best Buddha Bowls

30 of the best nourishing Buddha bowls around. These colorful vegetarian and vegan bowls are bursting with macronutrients to fuel your body and mind. 
buddha nourish bowls
Buddha bowls, nourish bowls, rainbow bowls, hippie bows, macro bowls, yoga bowls... these beauties have many names and have become increasingly popular over the past couple of years. And I, for one, couldn't be happier about it! I would be happy to eat these colorful bowls for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They are simple to make, beautiful, nourishing, and (maybe surprisingly) kid friendly. My favorite way to serve savory dinner Buddha bowls is to set out bowls of various nutrient dense ingredients/toppings and let everyone make their own bowl. There are no rules - just be sure to include veggies and protein, and several colors and textures. If you take an hour over the weekend to prep some foods that take longer, your Buddha bowls will be quick and easy. I like to cook quinoa, lentils and some veggies like beets and sweet potatoes over the weekend. You can dress your bowls with your favorite dressing or add a dollop of hummus, tahini, salsa, or guacamole. Or leave them undressed! 

quinoa, kale, egg, avocado nourish bowl
A bowl of quinoa with roasted kale, avocado, and a poached egg is one of my go-to lunch or dinner recipes for nights when  there's "nothing" in the house to eat. It's so much healthier, cheaper, and quicker than that pizza delivery that will leave you with a bellyache. 

vegan nourish bowl with chickpeas
My winter Buddha bowl of the week: Curried chickpeas with roasted Brussels sprouts, purple carrots, purple sweet potatoes, golden beets, and radishes, avocado, and tahini over a bed of quinoa. Recipe at the end :-)

My 30 favorite Buddha Bowl Recipes
  1. Mexican Rice & Beans Rainbow Bowl 
  2. Quinoa, Kale, and Egg Bowl (pictured above) 
  3. Curried Chickpea Buddha Bowl (pictured above and recipe below) 
  4. Easy Vegan Chia Pudding Parfaits
  5. Acai Bowls 
  6. Pitaya Bowls
  7. Rainbow Bowls 
  8. Veggie Sushi Bowls
  9. BBQ Baked Tofu Buddha Bowls 
  10. Quinoa Taco Bowls 
  11. Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes
  12. Butternut Squash Curry with Pumpkin, Cauliflower, and Chickpeas 
  13. Spicy Mango Avocado Rice Bowl from Love and Lemons
  14. Chili Orange Veggie Bowl
  15. Greek Goddess Grain Bowl from Half Baked Harvest 
  16. Roasted Nourish Bowls with Lemon Tahini Dressing from A Couple Cooks 
  17. The Ultimate Winter Bliss Bowls with Falafel from Pinch of Yum
  18. Honey Ginger Tofu Veggie Stir Fry from Pinch of Yum
  19. Mediterranean Quinoa Bowls with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
  20. Vegan Quinoa Power Bowls with Roasted Veggies and Avocado Sauce from Avocado Pesto
  21. Thai Style Buddha Bowl from Leelalicious
  22. Chimichurri Nourish Bowl from The Simple Veganista 
  23. Winter Cobb Salad from Begin With Nutrition 
  24. Farmers Market Sesame Miso Noodle Bowls from Half Baked Harvest
  25. Sunshine Bowl with Sunflower Seed Tahini from Feasting at Home 
  26. Summer Glow Bowl from Feasting at Home
  27. Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl with Lemon Maple Tahini Sauce 
  28. Nourish + Glow Bowl with Sun Dried Tomato Hummus from Oh She Glows
  29. Fall Veg Lentil Bowl with Gogi Ginger Tahini Cream from The First Mess
  30. Polenta with French Lentils from In Pursuit of More
  31. Kale Salad Balance Bowl from Begin Within Nutrition

I love these Buddha bowls so much I made a whole Pinterest board devoted to them. Follow along here!
Follow Marina | Yummy Mummy Kitchen's board Superfood Bowls on Pinterest.

Buddha Bowl with Curried Chickpeas

Yummy Mummy Kitchen
Published 01/29/2016
Buddha Bowl with Curried Chickpeas
Crunchy curried chickpeas perfect for snacking or adding to salads and Buddha Bowls!


  • 2 (15 oz.) cans chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa or other base
  • favorite veggies for making your Buddha bowl
  • hummus or tahini dressing


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Drain and rinse chickpeas. Gently dry chickpeas until they are no longer wet and shiny. On a baking sheet, toss chickpeas with olive oil and salt to coat. Roast for 25 minutes, or until crisp. Toss with curry powder and enjoy warm! 
Yield: serves 4
Prep Time: 2 mins.
Cook time: 30 mins.
Total time: 32 mins.
Tags: vegan, vegetarian, chickpeas, Buddha bowls
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