Hey y’all! Today’s recipe post is part 2 of a healthy lunch box meal prep series I’m doing with Monbento where I’m sharing 5 Make-Ahead Healthy Lunch Box Ideas using their popular Bento Boxes, MB Jars, and MB Water Bottle. In this post, I’m sharing this Autumn Harvest Nourishing Buddha Bowl, which is the perfect plant-based lunch, especially in the Fall and Winter months.
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This healthy recipe is 100% gluten free, vegan, and plant-based.
How to Prepare this Buddha Bowl In A Jar
If you’re not familiar with Buddha Bowls, they’re a one-bowl meal that’s typically plant-based. In most cases, each ingredient is cooked instead of raw like a salad, which is why Buddha Bowls are so delicious served in the cooler months.
If you don’t like eating salads during the Fall and Winter months, you’ll definitely want to try a Buddha Bowl. And, feel free to add an animal-based protein, such as chicken, beef, fish, etc.
For today’s Buddha Bowl, I’m keeping it 100% vegan with a homemade Tahini Dressing, Quinoa, Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Beets, Chickpeas, and some sauteed kale and broccoli for my greens. Each layer is individually seasoned so it’s packed with flavor!
And, I’ve found the best way to prep Buddha Bowls days in advance is salad-in-a-jar style where we layer the ingredients. This way, it’ll keep for up to 3-4 days in the fridge.
Nutritional Info (Macros)
Below, I’ve calculated the macros for one Buddha Bowl without the Tahini Dressing.
Below, I’ve calculated the macros for one serving of Tahini Dressing. 1 serving = 2 Tbsp
Looking for More Healthy Lunch Ideas?
If you’re on the search for more healthy lunch recipes, I’ve listed a few of my favorites below!
- Turkey Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad (grain free and paleo)
- Pecan Butternut Squash Chicken & Wild Rice (gluten free)
- Loaded Burger Bowl Salad In A Jar (grain free & low carb!)
- Meal Replacement Superfood Smoothie (for boosting weight loss)
- Creamy Salmon Salad (great for sandwiches, wraps, etc.)
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This is my new lunch obsession. I used marinated beets and roasted the broccoli with the sweet potatoes. So good. I look forward to lunch every day now and am not hungry in the afternoon.