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The BEST Buddah Bowl Recipe EVER - For Moms and Kids

Recipe By Aileen Cox Blundell

A comforting, nutrient-dense Buddah bowl recipe is a great meal for busy parents because you need to take care of yourselves too! Think of a Buddha Bowl as a calm friend in your life. You will be filled with a feeling of satisfaction, coming away lighter, embracing the demands of family life, work and the wrath of winter weather!

Easy buddah bowl recipe

This is also a colourful and appealing dish from my range of Vegan Kids Recipes which makes a great Iron Rich Vegan Kids Meal. This will be relished by adults and children of all ages over six months. See below for preparation modifications for babies six months to one year.

Buddha Bowl Ingredients

What is a Buddha Bowl?

Buddha bowls were inspired by how Buddhist monks carried their bowls around in order to accept small portions of food. This left them with a variety of different foods in their bowls. How amazing is that!

Buddha bowls were plant-based meals made up of proteins, vegetables, grains and a dressing. What an amazing way to make sure you’re eating a varied and balanced diet. Other names for them are Hippie, Glory, Sunshine, Macro, Nourishment or Nourish Bowls! Whatever you choose to call them they are a colourful nutrient-dense armour, to you and your families health.

A Buddah bowl recipe is great in winter. Unlike a summer salad, a Buddha bowl is a more balanced meal as it contains grains and pulses such as wholegrain rice, quinoa or noodles. These help you feel fuller for longer, making them a more satisfying meal.

Buddha Bowl Recipe for baby led weaning

How can my baby eat this yummy Buddah bowl recipe?

Baby Led Weaning is all about cooking one meal for the entire family and serving to your baby in a very safe and controlled way. So let’s turn this gorgeous Buddah Bowl Recipe into a baby led weaning finger food!

How to give your baby rice with baby led weaning

To serve the rice, take about 1 tablespoon and form into a handy ball your baby can pick up.

How to give Sweet Potato with baby led weaning

This is perfect as it is! Serve the rice ball with a few pieces of softly roasted sweet potato.

How to give your baby carrot with baby led weaning

Finely grated carrot is an easy way to serve carrot to your baby and also very safe too.

How to give your baby chickpeas with baby led weaning

Crush the chickpeas slightly before serving to your baby as these can be crunchy. Perfect for toddlers or older babies with teeth.

How to give your baby cucumber with baby led weaning

I’ve used finely sliced cucumber which is the recommended way to feed it to your baby from 6 months. I like to remove the exterior skin to make it even safer.

How to give your baby Kale with baby led weaning

Kale is one of the best iron rich baby foods EVER and you can give it to your baby from 6 months! It’s also really inexpensive and and easy to prepare too. However, if serving kale to your baby just make sure that you finely chop it. Whole kale leaves, even when cooked can pose as a choking hazard.

I like to finely chop the kale then mix with the rice to make it super easy for your baby to manage on their own. Alternatively, finely chop and sprinkle over your baby’s serving.

Zoomed in Buddah Bowl Recipe

When can I give my baby pickled onion?

Pickled foods are amazing for your gut health which is why I have included them in this recipe. However, pickled flavours can have strong taste when used as a baby food so this is just for you beautiful Mommas. As your baby gets a little older you can try them with pickled foods. You can add them to their dishes after 18 months just a little at a time.

What is Vivimune?

This buddah bowl recipe uses delicious Vivimune in the dressing which gives it a natural sweetness whilst also providing you with your daily dose of Vitamin C. Vivimune is a soothing liquid with Elderberry and other carefully selected powerful ingredients from nature to support your daily immune system support.

What are the benefits of adding Quinoa to the rice?

Quinoa is a superfood, higher in nutrition than rice so a fantastic way to sneak extra vitamins into your family meals at every age and every stage of life young or old! Here is a quick list of some of the amazing benefits of Quinoa.

  • Good Source of Protein
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Gluten-Free
  • Promotes Central Nervous System
  • Health Good Source of Energy
  • Diuretic and Digestive Qualities
  • Prevents Constipation
baby led weaning finger food

I made this Delicious Buddah bowl recipe with these delicious ingredients…

🌾 Quinoa & Brown Rice
🍠 Sweet Potato
🌻Chickpeas
🧅Pickled Onion
🥬 Kale
🍋Lemon
🥕Carrots

Could there be any more goodness in one beautiful bowl? 💝

Easy buddah bowl recipe

More plant based kids recipes you will love too!

Vegan Soy and Sesame Cauliflower Wings

Vegan Moroccan Chickpea Stew

Butternut Squash Creamy Pasta Sauce – Vegan Option

Vegan Cheese Sauce for Kids

If you try this Buddah Bowl Recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it and don’t forget to tag us on Instagram #babyledfeeding 

Aileen xoxox

The BEST Buddah Bowl Recipe EVER - For Moms and Kids

Prep time

10mins

Cook time

25mins

Servings

2 adults 2 children

BLW Friendly Vegetarian Quick
Easy buddah bowl serving

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Ingredients

Brown Rice and Quinoa. See Pack for Instructions.

1 sweet potato cubed

2 tsp cajun seasoning

Drizzle olive oil

1 tin chickpeas

1 tsp cajun seasoning

Drizzle olive oil

1 large handful kale

2 teaspoons of sesame oil

Juice 1/2 lemon

2 carrots shredded

1 cucumber thinly sliced

Pickled onion

Dressing

1 heaped tablespoon tahini

Vivimune (15ml for adults, 7.5ml for kids over 1)

Sesame Seeds

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC.
  2. Add sweet potatoes, seasoning and a little drizzle of olive oil to a baking tray. Roast potatoes until soft.
  3. Add chickpeas, cajun seasoning and olive oil to a separate tray, toss, then roast for 20 minutes.
  4. Chop the kale, then gently heat in a pan for 5 minutes with the sesame oil and lemon juice.
  5. To make the dressing, whisk the ingredients together and drizzle over.
  6. Serve with toasted sesame seeds.
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Writen by Aileen Cox Blundell - number one bestselling author, award winning blogger and Mum of 3 kiddies who all eat their veggies.

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