A fun Buddha Bowl for kids that’s packed with wholesome ingredients. This rainbow veggie bowl is simple to make and customizable to your family’s preferences.
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In the nearly 3 years I have been blogging, developing recipes, and photographing food, I don’t think I’ve had as much fun with a project as I did with this Rainbow Veggie Buddha bowl for kids.
This bright, fun, and nutrition-packed dinner for kids is super easy to prepare, and even more fun to put together!
Veggie Buddha Bowls are a great way to get more veggies into your family, easily.
I went with a combo of roasted veggies and fresh veggies. Choose what you think will go over best with your family. There are so many options in each color category once you start thinking about it.
How To Make Buddha Bowls for Kids?
Because I think options are key for kids, I gave my family the choice of quinoa and farro.
Start with layering grains as the base, then add on veggies into a rainbow shape. Get creative and showcase as many veggies as you can fit!
I wanted to add a bit more protein and thought a fried egg was the perfect addition!
To quickly get this meal together, start by cooking the grains. Grains can take from 30 – 45 minutes to cook. Meanwhile, chop and roast the veggies you’d like cooked.
I roasted sweet potatoes, purple cabbage, and broccoli. For other veggie options, I used red and yellow tomatoes, carrots, peppers, and avocado.
Leave the fried eggs for last to keep them nice and hot!
There are a lot of options for dressings for these veggie buddha bowls.
My favorite is the yogurt-based ranch dressing from Bolthouse farms, but salsa or another salad dressing would work great as well!
I am happy to report that using the cold leftovers the next day made for a delicious lunch.
I loaded the veggies onto a bed of quinoa, topped it with tuna, and drizzled it with yogurt ranch dressing and let me tell you, it was fantastic!
There is no right or wrong way! You can use a fork and eat it straight from the bowl or serve wrapped in a tortilla or pita, or use chips to scoop it!
You can store leftovers in the fridge for 3-5 days. Do you eat Buddha Bowls cold?
The best part of buddha bowls is that you can eat them hot or cold. If you serve it hot, most likely it will taste just as good served cold the next day.
You may also enjoy:
- Creamy Crockpot Chili
- Chili Mac Casserole
- Easy Sauteed Apples
- Yogurt Parfait for Kids
- Crockpot Red Potatoes
- How To Roast Acorn Squash
- Easy Garlic Bread
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Veggie Buddha Bowl Recipe
A fun Veggie Buddha Bowl recipe that’s packed with wholesome ingredients, is simple to make, and customizable to your families preferences!
- 2 cups quinoa cooked (or your favorite whole grain)
- 1 medium sweet potato peeled and diced
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1/2 of a small red cabbage sliced
- 1 cup red cherry tomatoes sliced
- 1/2 cup yellow cherry tomatoes sliced
- 1 avocado sliced
- 4 eggs fried
- a dressing of choice such as a yogurt-based ranch dressing
- olive oil
- salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Place diced sweet potatoes, broccoli florets, and slice red cabbage onto baking pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt & pepper. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are softened.
- Place veggies in separate serving dishes.
- Serve by layering quinoa, veggies in a rainbow of colors, the fried egg, and top with dressing.