Bring on the bowl – Part 4 #foodfadstofollow

By Amie Gosselin​​ | on Wednesday 15 February 2017​

The ‘Buddha Bowl’ (#buddhabowl) has taken Instagram by storm with over 60,000 posts.

But there is more to the Buddha bowl than foodie pics and social media fanfare. Not only are they a beautiful explosion of colour, Buddha bowls are packed with nutrition-dense foods and draw on the principles of the macrobiotic diet and Chinese and Japanese medicine.

A macrobiotic diet focuses on balance between the body and the natural world and macrobiotic meals include a combination of vegetables, grains, proteins and fermented foods.

There is no right or wrong way to make a Buddha Bowl, but generally-speaking they tend to have the following 6 ingredients:

  • Greens
  • Grains
  • Starch
  • Proteins
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Light and creamy dressing

A photo posted by Vozes em Luto (@vozesemluto) on

Make your own Buddha bowl

Try one of the following three Buddha bowls that use local Cambodian ingredients:

Make your Buddha bowl and share your pictures with us on Facebook or Instagram – make sure to tag us! #ACACrecipes #buddhabowl

Sources:

Why Buddha bowls are January’s most comforting food trend (The Standard)
2017 is the year of the Buddha bowl (Huff Post Australia)
How to make a healthy macrobiotic bowl  (Well and Good)

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