1 year ago
28 October, 2022
Buddha bowls are on everyone’s lips. No wonder, the colourful creations are a real eye-catcher and bursting with flavours. In our Buddha Bowl recipe, we combine quinoa, hummus, vegetables, feta, and sesame seeds in one bowl for a delicious, balanced meal. Don’t miss out on the trend!
Serves: 2 people
Preparation: 30 min
120g quinoa (or wholegrain rice)
100g salad mix (or lambs’ lettuce, rocket or baby spinach)
200g cherry tomatoes
1 yellow or red bell pepper
200g cooked chickpeas (drained weight, glass/tin)
12 olives pitted
½ red onion
180g hummus (readymade – or you can make it yourself)
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Fresh herbs e.g. basil, parsley, mint
Tomatoes and bell peppers are good sources of carotenoids. Carotenoids are substances found in fruit and vegs responsible for their bright red, yellow, orange and purple colours. Carotenoids act as a type of antioxidant for humans and have also been linked with a reduced breast cancer risk, especially when you eat lots of them.
All vegetables used for this recipe, including the quinoa, help you reach your daily fibre goal of 30g a day. There is increasing evidence that a diet high in fibre reduces breast cancer risk.
There is evidence that processed meat slightly increases breast cancer risk.; Quinoa, chickpeas and feta are tasty substitutes and provide you with plant protein. Unlike some plant proteins, quinoa is a complete protein, meaning that it contains all nine essential amino acids that our bodies cannot make on their own.
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