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Buddha Bowl Ideas for a Vegetarian Lunch

ABC Buddha Bowl

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I like to call this the "ABCs" of bowls. You've got amaranth, a protein-powered whole grain, delicious beets, and Brussels sprouts all nestled with cottage cheese to make this one heck of a nutrient-dense meal. No need to worry about the lack of meat—this has the complete package.

Get the recipe: ABC Buddha Bowl

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Fall Plant Power Bowl

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"Packed with protein and fiber, this bowl recipe is sure to satisfy any craving with a variety of different flavors and textures."
—Shannon A. Garcia, M.D.S., R.D., L.D.

Get the recipe: Fall Plant Power Bowl

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Thai Freekeh Salad

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"This bowl is worth the effort it takes to assemble, but using frozen and prechopped veggies helps keep prep simple. It's a fun way to discover freekeh!" (See also: 10 Ancient Grains to Switch Up Your Healthy Carbs)
—Cara Harbstreet, M.S., R.D., L.D., of Street Smart Nutrition

Get the recipe: Thai Freekeh Salad

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Buddha Bowl with Almond Turmeric Aioli

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As if you needed another reason to love almond butter. Katie Cavuto, M.S., R.D., does a great job combining the beautiful, rich flavor of almonds with plant-powered protein to create a nutrient-dense, flavor-filled bowl everyone can enjoy.

Get the recipe: Buddha Bowl with Almond Turmeric Aioli

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Mango Quinoa Nourish Bowl

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"The lively tropical flavors of this bowl will take you right back to summer. Full of protein, fiber, and veggies—but not calories—this meal will keep you full for hours."
Jessica Penner, R.D.

Get the recipe: Mango Quinoa Nourish Bowl

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Warm Lentil Salad

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"This warm and satisfying bowl is a perfect blend of balance, color, texture and flavor. Roasting the vegetables brings out their natural sweetness."
—Anne Danahy, M.S., R.D.N.

Get the recipe: Warm Lentil Salad

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Quinoa and Lentil Power Bowl

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"This is my go-to recipe when I want something healthy, easy, but satisfying and satiating. I make a big batch of the quinoa, lentils, and butternut squash at the beginning of the week so I know I have healthy meals—full of fiber and protein—ready to go all week long."
—Chelsey Amer, R.D.

Get the recipe: Quinoa and Lentil Power Bowl

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Vegan Buddha Bowl with Sweet Potatoes

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"This, right here, is a bowl full of goodness. One hundred percent whole foods, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free. Plus, it uses quinoa and tofu for a filling meal with complete protein. Winning!"
—Erica Julson, M.S., R.D.N., C.L.T.

Get the recipe: Vegan Buddha Bowl with Sweet Potatoes

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Winter Goddess Bowl

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"This winter bowl highlights all the amazing vegetables that are in season right now and contains all the major macronutrients you need for a healthy diet. It is rich in fiber, protein, and monounsaturated fats."
—Gabriella Vetere, R.D.N.

Get the recipe: Winter Goddess Bowl

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Grilled Veggie Nourish Bowl

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"Filled with nutrient-rich grilled vegetables, beans, hemp seeds, and whole-grain sorghum, this gluten-free and vegan nourish bowl has 18 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber. The sesame seeds in this delicious tahini dressing make it an outstanding source of copper, manganese, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc, molybdenum, vitamin B1, selenium, and fiber."
—Kathy Siegel, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.N., and Tracee Yablon Brenner, R.D.N., C.H.H.C.

Get the recipe: Grilled Veggie Nourish Bowl

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Tempeh Quinoa Power Bowl

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A fun twist using a plant-based protein, tempeh. This nourish bowl is the perfect way to pump up your protein using beautiful flavors, textures, and nutrients. My favorite part of this recipe is the delicious sesame oil that adds a wonderful twist with a punch of flavor.

Get the recipe: Tempeh Quinoa Power Bowl

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Easy Southwest Buddha Bowl

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Satisfy your burrito craving with a delicious flavor-packed bowl. This beauty has black beans, bell peppers, and corn, all mixed together with a delicious tomatillo yogurt dressing. Delicious and nutritious, a dynamite duo!

Get the recipe: Easy Southwest Buddha Bowl

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