Paleo German-Inspired Buddha Bowl Recipe
This one is a true original. Enjoy this flavor-packed Paleo German-inspired Buddha bowl recipe anytime you’re in need of a filling lunch.
What’s a Buddha Bowl?
Defining a Buddha bowl is a little like pushing a rope. You can do it, but it just starts wiggling around and you’re not going to get very far.
Buddha bowls showcase a colorful assortment of foods that most people would consider to be nutritious.
While popular, the ingredients that comprise a Buddha bowl seem to be wildly varied, but there are some commonalities.
Typically you’ll start with a grain, and most specify whole grains. Vegetables are the next addition. They can be raw, roasted, or cooked by another fashion.
The more variety and color to your vegetable assortment, the better.
Some people add a meat-based protein, while others stick with plant-based protein or none at all.
What you’re probably not going to find are German-inspired Buddha bowls. So let’s change that, and put one on your table today!
How I Made it Paleo
“Healthy” is different for pretty much everyone, but the Paleo world is at least in agreement about some things.
One of those areas of agreement is on grains. You’re better off getting your nutrients elsewhere, and it won’t be difficult if you fill up on vegetables, fruits, and meat.
And no, despite what the government and the media will tell you,
whole grains aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. They have no place in your Buddha bowls.
There needs to be some “bulk” to the bowl, though, so I looked to spinach, onion, and sauerkraut to fill that void.
Baby spinach is a powerhouse of nutrients, while the onion and sauerkraut offer that amazing saltiness. You can’t have German food without sauerkraut!
Next, to really make this a German Buddha bowl, you need sausage. You don’t need to be particular about it, just pick whichever sausage you prefer.
If you like mustard, you can top it off with a drizzle of your favorite brand.
On Fad Diets
If you talk about Paleo with others, you might get into a conversation about whether it’s a fad diet. This is usually when people are unfamiliar with it.
Of course, you tell them it’s not exactly a diet, it’s more of a lifestyle that’s meant to be sustainable. That it makes you feel better and encourages you to make better food choices.
Paleo is not a fad diet. More like a fab diet.
Buddha bowls, on the other hand, might just be a trend that comes and goes. And that’s perfectly fine because it left this German-inspired Buddha bowl recipe in its wake!
A great new lunch idea packed with flavor.
1 Tablespoon (15 ml) of olive oil
2 sausages of your choice (225 g)
2 handfuls of baby spinach (30 g)
1/4 red onion (28 g), peeled and thinly sliced
1/2 cup Savoy Sauerkraut
1 green onion (5 g), finely sliced
2 Tablespoons (30 ml) of mustard
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Cook the sausages according to the package instructions. If using ready-cooked sausages, brush sausages with half the olive oil and bake for 10-15 minutes until golden in a preheated oven (355°F / 180°C), flipping halfway through.
Once sausages are cooked, slice into thick chunks.
Split the spinach and onions between two bowls. Drizzle the remaining olive oil onto each bowl, then toss to coat. Add the sauerkraut and green onion.
Place a dollop of mustard onto the bowl and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Sugar: 3 g
Fat: 37 g
Carbohydrates: 5 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 14 g