this keto buddha bowl is made with simple and clean ingredients. a high-protein recipe that can be made ahead of time for a healthy and tasty meal.
first and foremost, you do not have to be keto or following a ketogenic diet to enjoy this recipe! it is made for all and i even highlight a few customizations in the FAQ section below.
i truly believe that cooking, and food in general, should be an enjoyable experience that you can add your own unique touch to. whether you stick to the exact ingredients in this recipe or choose to add a little bit of you to the dish.
one thing i know for sure is that this buddha bowl will become a staple in your household!
what makes a recipe keto friendly?
what's the first thing you think of when you hear the word keto? probably carbs or the lack their of. HOWEVER, while someone following a keto diet tends to eat less carbs, they still eat carbs.
one of the biggest parts of a keto diet are the actual foods you put in your body. keto friendly products/recipes are made with natural ingredients and without artificial flavors, additives, and preservatives. while staying in ketosis you eat less carbs you also focus on nutritional value.
by no means am i saying that it's better to eat less carbs! it all depends on the person. while someone may want to have their carbs for breakfast and a more keto friendly lunch.
i truly believe in the idea of balance and what works for each individual.
ingredients used in this recipe
key health benefits in this recipe
- sweet potato : great source of vitamins, nutrients and minerals (also very delicious!)
- brussel sprouts : may aid in preventing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes
- lemon : supports heart health, improve digestive health and may promote maintaining a healthy weight
frequently asked questions
i buddha bowl is known as a large, round bowl like a buddha's belly! typically filled with roasted vegetables, a protein source and a tasty dressing to bring it all together.
yes! you can use any type of grain that you have on hand to replace the wheat berries.
to increase the protein, add chicken, turkey, beef, eggs, chickpeas, tofu or your preferred protein source.
i recommend using any root vegetable if you prefer not to use sweet potatoes or don't have any on hand! replace with butternut squash, carrots, parsnip or other potatoes.
if you don't like brussel sprouts, you can replace them with broccoli or cauliflower
related recipes for lunch or dinner
- fall ancient grain bowl
- potato, spinach and chickpea curry
- single-serving, high protein meatless baked ziti
- watermelon feta pasta salad
if you try this keto buddha bowl, please consider leaving a rating and comment at the end of this blog post. it is incredibly helpful to my business and other readers!
keto buddha bowl with a lemon tahini dressing
- 2 sweet potatoes cut in chunks
- 2 cups brussel sprouts cut in quarters
- 1 sweet onion
- 1 cup spring mix lettuce
- 2 servings wheat berries
- 2 tbsp thyme
- ground sea salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
lemon tahini dressing
- 1 lemon juice
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 2 tbsp cold water
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground sea salt
- preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and line two baking sheets with aluminum foil (sprayed with nonstick)
- prep your sweet onion, sweet potato and brussel sprouts
- add the sweet onion and brussel sprouts to one pan in an even layer and cover with nonstick spray
- put the sweet potato on a greased baking sheet and mix with the thyme. spread in an even layer and cover with nonstick spray
- bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes, rotating each halfway through
- while the veggies are roasting, cook the wheat berries (or grain of choice) according to the package instructions
- you can also prep your dressing during this time (see instructions below!)
- once the veggies are done, it's time to bring the buddha bowl together
- first, add in your mixed greens as the base. on top of the greens add allllll the delicious veggies
- next, add your wheat berries and drizzle on that dressing
- last but definitely not least, grab a fork and enjoy!
lemon tahini dressing
- in a small mixing bowl, add the tahini, squeezed lemon, cumin and salt
- mix until fully combined and set aside