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All the best ingredients in Italian cooking come together in this satisfying vegan Buddha bowl. The base of the meal is wheat berries, a whole grain that’s exactly what it sounds like: whole wheat kernels that are cooked until tender. Wheat berries have a wonderfully chewy texture that pairs well with hearty vegetables like kale, squash, and Brussels sprouts. Any tomato-based pasta sauce will work in place of the marinara sauce; just remember to check the label to make sure the brand you buy doesn’t have oil or added sugar.
By Carla Christian,
Carla Christian, RD, LD, received her associate’s degree in culinary arts from The Culinary Institute of America in 2006 and her bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Michigan State University in 2009. She finished her dietetic internship from The University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2010 and is a former chef in the Better Homes and Gardens® Test Kitchen. Photo by Jason Donnellysee more from this author