Okay, but what the heck is a Buddha bowl?

Well, besides being the most hipster consumable item you could ever throw together (hashtag trendinnnng), they’re extremely well-balanced meals and really good for your health.  The idea behind the Buddha bowl is that you’re pairing foods with certain characteristics (vegetables, healthy grains, and protein) in an attractive arrangement, all in one dish right in front of you.

As Rachel Ray always says (well, I never actually heard her say these words because I usually watch her on mute with captions), “You eat with your eyes first.” And hot damn—Buddha bowls are pretty as hell.

This was the first diagram I ever found about a year ago that introduced the concept of Buddha bowls to me. It breaks things down by category, but also includes a fun little pie chart where it breaks down exactly how much of each item you should put in your bowl to reach complete foodgasm nirvana.

That about breaks it down for you all! Send us your beautiful creations, and get inspired here.