Smokey Sweet Potato & Crunchy Chickpea Buddha Bowl

I love buddha bowls! They are such an easy way to pack in nutrients and are beautiful to look at (perfect for the insta feed).

Buddha Bowl fillings

Buddha bowls are the perfect things to have when you have friends over, you can just put out loads of fillings and let everyone choose their own, snap a pic, and get munchin!

This one I just threw together one night, not expecting anything special but OH MYYYYY it was goood. Since I chopped the sweet potato thinly they turned out like smokey crisps and the crunchy chickpeas are amazing. The creamy avo on top is what sealed the deal for me!  

Serves 2

Buddha bowl
  • 2 medium/large sweet potatoes, washed and chopped into thin discs
  • 1 x 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • olive oil
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced*
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered*
  • 2 handfuls spinach leaves
  • 2 tbsp sauerkraut (optional)
  • 1 avocado, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
  • Lime, to serve

Preheat your oven to 180*c. Lay out your sweet potato and chickpeas on baking tray. Toss in some olive oil and the spices. Pop into the oven for 35-40 minutes tossing every 15.

Arrange your bowls by placing a large handful of spinach at the bottom of each bowl, then, around the sides, place half or the tomatoes and pepper on each bowl. Take the trays from the oven and transfer half of the sweet potato discs and chickpeas to each bowl. Top with the sauerkraut (if using) and avocado. Finally squeeze some lime over each bowl and top with some salt and pepper. Enjoy!

*You can roast these in the oven if you want to aswell but I like mine raw.

If you give this a go let me know! Tag me in your photos on instagram @dancingfoody and #dancingfoody.

Nutritional Benefits:

Avocado benefits
  • Sweet potatoes are full of vitamin A, B5, B6 and carotenoids.
  • Sweet potatoes are a complex carbohydrate which means that they have a slow release of energy.
  • Avocados are packed with healthy fats to make your skin glow and keep you full for longer.
  • Chickpeas are a great source of plant based protein.
  • Fermented vegetables (sauerkraut) are amazing for your gut