Buddha bowls are all the rage right now, and not just because they’re so instagram-worthy. They offer a completely balanced meal, customized to your liking. With Buddha bowl restaurants popping up everywhere, and taking our lunch time meal plans by storm, we decided to create an easy Buddha bowl recipe, that’s mostly made on a sheet pan. Load up your veggies and roast, then add them to a bed of rice, top with any cold toppings and sauce you’d like! They’re that easy. We went with a Moroccan themed one, on a bed of brown rice, topped with an avocado and simply made tahini sauce. With ingredients like sweet potato, corn, red onions, zucchini and chickpeas – you’re getting a plant-based lunch that’s both vegan and gluten free, but packed with proteins and vitamins. This recipe will make up about 3 bowls, so roasting your veggies on a Sunday, you have lunches for half your week following! It’s the ultimate in meal planning. Enjoying on the go? Pack it into a mason jar, and you’re golden.

Servings: 2-3
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25-30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato, cubed
  • 1/2 large red onion, wedge sliced
  • 2 zucchini diced
  • 1 can kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • MOROCCAN SEASONING: 1 tsp of each - cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, turmeric and 1/4 tsp of salt & pepper)
  • Avocado halves, sliced & fanned
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice (sub for quinoa, white rice, or lettuce)
  • TAHINI SAUCE: 1/4 cup tahini, 1 tbsp maple syrup, tbsp lemon juice, 2-4 tbsp hot water to thin

Equipment

  • Sheet Pan
  • Bowls for serving

Method

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place your diced sweet potatoes in the microwave for 2 minutes to soften before roasting.
  • On your sheet pan, lay out the sweet potatoes, onion, corn, zucchini and chickpeas in rows.
  • Drizzle the whole pan with olive oil, and sprinkle the veggies with salt & pepper, leaving chickpeas alone. Toss the veggies individually to coat.
  • Mix up your Moroccan seasoning, and sprinkle over the chickpeas, tossing to coat.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until veggies are roasted to your liking.
  • While the sheet pan bakes, mix up your tahini sauce.
  • Remove sheet pan from oven, and spoon the chickpeas & veggies into your bowl with your rice at the bottom.
  • Top with avocado & drizzle with tahini sauce before enjoying!
Sarah Nicole

Since successfully losing 100lbs by changing her relationship with food and her body, Sarah has taken her passion for food and balanced it between cucumbers and cupcakes. When she's not bustling her way around a kitchen, you can find her working out or winding down at home with her 3 kids and pug. Follow Sarah's journey on Instagram @TheBirdsPapaya.

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