sponsored by Potato Goodness
This POTATO BUDDHA BOWL is my latest lunch obsession. (Do you find a meal you love and eat it everyday for months or are you normal?)
Inspired by the grain bowls popular for years – this one is grain free because roasted potatoes are the base. Potatoes are a nutrient dense vegetable not a grain. So they’re a great option if you want to change up your bowls and/or if you avoid gluten.
I love spending my free time running (& eating) rather than cooking & cleaning – so I made a big batch of roasted potatoes during meal prep and made a few Potato Buddy Bowls for a quick grab n’ go lunch. (They work for dinner too – but I can never wait to eat one!)
I’m building up my fitness right now to train for a fall marathon and that takes up a lot of time. That’s why I’m all about a delicious, filling and nutrient packed lunch that’s EASY to make.
I appreciate that potatoes are packed with energy, vitamin C and are a good source of potassium – nutrients that can help me hit my running goals. They’re good carbs to help fuel me AND (maybe most importantly) the roasted potatoes in these bowls are sooooo good!
- 24 ounces bite sized Potatoes (I used red potatoes, but you can use what’s available)
- 2 Tb olive oil
- 2 Tb garlic powder
- 1/2 Tb onion powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- Salt & Pepper
- Red onion
- Mixed Greens
- Pepita seeds
- Green Onion
Potato Buddha Bowl Directions:
- Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
- Place potatoes in a bowl and season with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, onion, paprika and Italian seasoning. Mix well & pour onto baking sheet.
- Roast for 25-35 minutes or until done (carefully pierce one of the largest potatoes to check if you’re not sure & adjust cooking time as needed). Stir halfway through.
- While potatoes cook –> Prepare the other ingredients you want in your Buddha Bowl. They’re usually a mix of cooked & raw veggies, vegetarian protein, nuts or seeds and dressing. My bowl had roasted potatoes, mixed greens, roasted cauliflower (that I cooked at the same time as the potatoes), bell peppers, onion, tomatoes, lentils, avocado, pepita seeds, everything seasoning and dressing.
When the potatoes are done you can build your bowl…
POTATOES are the base and then pile on your favorite veggies, protein, nuts, seeds and dressing. This is a great meal to have with your RUNNING BUDDY since each person can choose their toppings and how much they want of each (which is why I nicknamed them Buddy Bowls). Or build a few bowls in meal prep containers for easy grab & go meals for busy days.
For more potato recipes, facts & inspiration –> check out the Potato Goodness website here.
This post is sponsored by Potato Goodness. All opinions are that of the author.
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