Macro bowls {aka buddha bowls}

  By balibenson

August 29, 2017

Recipe By Jessica Cox 


Macro bowls can be dead easy to prepare and as quick as you like, or alternatively a more lengthy stylised experience if that floats your boat. The beauty is you can choose. Honestly we live off them at the JCN Clinic and ours are all based around left overs and batch cooking earlier in the week.

A macro or buddha bowl should always provide a complete mix of adequate protein, carbs and fats whether it is for meat eaters, vegetarians or vegans. This is achievable with all chosen dietary intakes, it's just about educating yourself on what fits into these macro groups for you.

Adding fermented vegetables or dairy/alternative dairy products adds 'wild' bacteria to our food. Some yogurts display the species in them in the ingredients list whereas krauts and so forth tend to be more of a wild self seeding mix. Generally for most it's great to expose our microbiome to this diversity of food based bacteria.

Here I have given you two examples of macro bowls, one vegetarian and one for a meat eater. These are designed to inspire you with flavour combinations. Of course you can make these one exactly and I can confidently say they are delicious, however let them guide you to make up some of your own wonderful macro or buddha bowl combos. xx


  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yields: 1 Bowl Serves 1


Bowl 1 (Vegetarian)

1/2 cup Cup Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpea & Quinoa Salad

1 Boiled Egg

1 cup Massaged Kale Salad

1 Heaped Tablespoon Cashew Cheese

1 Heaped Tablespoon Sauerkraut

Bowl 2

1/2 cup Roasted Pumpkin, Potato And Parsnip With Lemon

100 g Wood Smoked Salmon

1 cup Massage Kale Salad

1 tbsp Macadamia Nut Butter

1 Heaped Tablespoon Kim-Chi


Bowl 1 (Vegetarian)

1Boil up your egg if not already prepared.

2 In a low lip bowl place the roasted cauliflower, chickpea and quinoa salad, massaged kale salad and the egg cut in half.

3Top with cashew cheese and saurkraut.

Bowl 2

1Start by pre-warming your roast vegetables if you prefer.

2In a low lip bowl place the roasted vegetables, smoked salmon, massage kale salad.

3Top with the kimchi and macadamia nut butter.


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