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August 08, 2022

Healthy Recipe: Indian-Style Grainless Buddha Bowl

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Buddha bowls are known for three main types of ingredients—grain, green, and bean—and a tasty sauce (like coconut curry). This version makes this dish even healthier by subbing the grain with riced cauliflower, so this meal is low in carbs, high in fiber and potassium, and super tasty! You can even swap out different vegetables and sauces based on your favorite cuisines.


• 1 tablespoon of oil
• 1 head (or 1 bag) of riced cauliflower
• ½ teaspoon of selected spices like garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, or cumin

Coconut Curry Sauce
• 1 cup of coconut milk
• 2 teaspoons of honey
• 2 teaspoons of curry powder
• 1 teaspoon of turmeric
• ½ teaspoon of ground ginger
• Optional pinch of salt and pepper

• 1 can of chickpeas
• 1 package (14 oz. or 16 oz.) of firm or extra-firm tofu
• ¼ cup of coconut milk

• 1 medium or small head of broccoli, cut into florets
• 1 small onion, chopped
• 1 tablespoon of oil
• ½ to ¾ cup of canned or fresh sweet potato puree
• 1 large cucumber
• 2-3 lettuce leaves


1.Wash, prepare, and chop all ingredients as needed.

2. Depending on what you buy, you can microwave, steam, sauté, or roast. Microwave anything frozen, then pan sauté. Add oil to pan on medium heat, then add riced cauliflower (or other “grain,” like 1 butternut squash) and spices of choice. Cook to taste.

Coconut Curry Sauce:
3. In a small saucepan, combine ingredients and stir until honey is completely melted.

4. Add 1/2 to 3/4 of sauce into “grain” pan.

5. If canned, drain and rinse. Add chickpeas and tofu to saucepan on low heat with coconut milk. Stir as needed.

6. Add broccoli and onion to skillet on medium heat with oil, and sauté until desired firmness.

7. Spoon out sweet potato puree, set aside. Slice cucumber into thin slices, and cut lettuce into 1- to 2-inch strips.

8. Scoop “grain” into bowl, add beans and veggies, then drizzle with remaining sauce. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 505
Protein: 21g
Carbs: 10g
Sodium: 389mg
Potassium: 1,214mg
Fiber 15.7g

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