Tattooed Chef Buddha Bowl {A Healthy Blend of Flavor and Texture}

I have really been enjoying the Tattooed Chef’s product line and had a chance to try their Buddha Bowl.  The combination of sweet potatoes and chili coated chickpeas in a creamy tahini sauce sounded like a winner to me!

Keep reading and we will cover:

  • How to Cook the Buddha Bowl?
  • Is the Buddha Bowl Healthy?
  • How Does the Buddha Bowl Taste?

Tattooed Chef Buddha Bowl

How to Cook the Tattooed Chef Buddha Bowl

The bowl needs to be cooked from frozen and should not be thawed.

The microwave instructions are:

  • Remove the bowl from the cardboard packaging.
  • Cut a one inch slit in the microwave film.
  • Microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  • Remove the film and stir the contents of the bowl.
  • Microwave on high for two minutes.
  • Let the bowl sit for one minute.
  • Serve.

Is the Buddha Bowl Healthy?

The Buddha Bowl is Vegan and Gluten Free but there is nothing on the packaging to indicate that the meal is Organic.

The whole bowl is considered a single serving and has the following nutritional information:

  • Calories: 320
  • Fat: 19g (24% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV)
  • Sodium: 310mg (13% DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 33g (12% DV)
  • Protein: 10g

The meal is a little higher in fat than I would like to see but it comes in with a reasonable calorie count and, for a processed frozen meal, is rather low in sodium.  The meal has a nice balance of carbs and protein.

Overall the meal looks healthy to me.

Buddha Bowl Nutrition

The Buddha Bowl has more calories and fat than a serving of Tattooed Chef’s Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry but it is also a more complete meal.

The bowl contains the following ingredients:

  • Cauliflower
  • Tahini sauce
  • Marinated chickpeas
  • Sweet potato
  • Kale
  • Onion
  • Parsley
  • Red chili paste
  • Salt

Buddha Bowl Ingredients

How Does the Buddha Bowl Taste?

The quick answer is that it tastes great.

Their is a great contrast between the sweetness of the sweet potato and the spiciness of the chili marinated chickpeas.  Neither the sweetness or spiciness is overpowering by any means.  There is just enough spiciness to let you know it is there but not enough to make you uncomfortable.

This meal has a pleasant “earthiness” that is similar to what you get with their Veggie Hemp Seed Bowl.

In addition to having pleasing flavors the bowl also has plenty of textural variation which makes it interesting to eat.

Overall the meal is tasty, interesting, filling and relatively healthy.  I would not hesitate to buy the Buddha Bowl again!

Ready to Eat Buddha Bowl

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