Foodie Friday: Buddha’s Feast

Often times, Thursday ends up being a dinner of leftovers from the meals we had during the rest of the week. We typically plan on going out to dinner on Friday so we’re happy to use up what’s available in the fridge. This Thursday offered up some delicious choices; homemade turkey meatballs, lemon herb chicken, and roasted spicy orange chicken.

As I was trying to figure out what intrigued me, I came across this tweet. Done! I couldn’t wait to get home for dinner!

Traditionally, a “Buddha’s Feast” bowl is a vegetarian dish, but since I was using what was already cooked, I decided a turkey meatball would be a great addition. Below is the recipe for the specific bowl that I made, but this is so versatile that you could really make it with anything! The end of this post has a bunch of different options you could try!

Buddha’s Feast

Serves 1

Barr & Table Buddhas Feast Spinach Coconut Oil Roasted Broccoli Sweet Potato Beets Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce Turkey Meatball

Ingredients
- 2 beets; sliced
- 1/2 medium sweet potato; diced
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 2 oz turkey meatball
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 tbsp peanuts; chopped
- 1 – 2 tbsp spicy Thai peanut sauce [recipe below]
- 1/3 – 1/2 tbsp EVOO
- Salt and pepper to taste

Directions
Preheat oven to 375°F. Place beets and sweet potato on a lined baking sheet. Drizzle with EVOO, season with salt and pepper to taste, and roast about 20 minutes.

Remove the baking sheet from the oven, add broccoli florets, and toss with EVOO, salt, and pepper. Return to the oven and roast another 20 minutes until all vegetables are tender.

In a bowl, add your spinach and top with roasted vegetables and turkey meatball. Drizzle with spicy Thai peanut sauce, top with chopped peanuts, and devour!

Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

Serves 2

Ingredients
- 2 tbsp peanut flour*
- 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 1/2 tbsp lite soy sauce
- 1/2 tbsp garlic chili paste
- 1/2 tbsp toasted sesame oil

Directions
Add all ingredients into a small bowl and mix until well combined.

Nutritional Information
Per Buddha’s Feast bowl with 1 serving Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

371 Calories  /  18g Fat  /  37g Carbs  /  7g Sugar  /  10g Fiber  /  23g Protein

Additional Buddha’s Feast Options

Bases:
-
Quinoa
- Brown rice

Greens:
- Spinach
- Kale
- Collard greens
- Swiss chard

Roasted Vegetables:
- Sweet Potato
- Broccoli
- Brussels sprouts
- Asparagus
- Beets

Protein:
- Chicken
- Beef
- Turkey
- Tofu
- Tempeh
- Beans
- Nuts
- Seeds

Dressings:
- Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce
- Creamy Tahini Nooch
- Spinach Basil Walnut Pesto Aioli

Food for Thought

Do others’ posts or tweets ever inspire your meals? How would you customize this bowl?

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