You may have seen Buddha Bowls before – they are basically bowls filled with little mounds of different foods, usually vegan. I decided to mix it up and put together a quick, non-vegan, family-friendly Asian Buddha Bowl: sushi (shop-bought of course!); edamame beans in their pods (just defrost them and cut off the ends for easy popping); chocolate covered rice cake; fruit; prawn crackers and salted peanuts. Us adults also had kimchi (a sort of spicy, fermented Korean coleslaw – not sure what I make of this yet!)
The kids loved having all the different bits of food in their bowl and especially enjoyed the sushi (they stuck with the more familiar rice and salmon option rather than the more complex filling). They didn’t finish every single thing and I didn’t pressure them to, as I think the fun of experimental eating makes the little rascals more likely to be adventurous in the long-term anyway.
I’m going to try some other Non-Orthodox Buddha Bowls in the future – the options are endless. Suggestions are very welcome!