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Quinoa and Roasted Vegetable Buddha Bowl

by IBD Medical on July 18, 2024

This vibrant Buddha Bowl is a nutrient-packed meal that combines the goodness of quinoa with a variety of roasted vegetables. Packed with fibre, vitamins, and minerals, it's a delicious and diabetes-friendly option for a balanced and satisfying meal.

Nutrition Info:

  • Calories: 350 per serving
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Healthy Fats: 15g

Number of Servings: 4

Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Difficulty Level: Easy


  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables (zucchini, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon mixed herbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • Balsamic vinaigrette for drizzling


  • Toss mixed vegetables with olive oil, mixed herbs, salt, and pepper. Roast in the oven until golden.
  • Assemble bowls with a base of cooked quinoa, roasted vegetables, fresh spinach, and crumbled feta.
  • Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette before serving.

Diabetes Friendly Recipes 

Diabetes-friendly recipes prioritise balanced nutrition, focusing on foods that help manage blood sugar levels. These recipes include lean proteins like grilled chicken or fish, whole grains such as quinoa or brown rice, and plenty of non-starchy vegetables like spinach, broccoli, and capsicum. Healthy fats from sources like avocados, nuts, and olive oil are also incorporated. Snacks might include Greek yoghurt with fresh berries or a handful of almonds, while breakfast options could feature oats topped with fruit and flaxseeds.

Following a diabetes-friendly diet is crucial for people managing diabetes because it helps maintain stable blood sugar levels, reducing the risk of spikes and crashes that can lead to complications. Consistently managing blood sugar levels through diet can prevent long-term complications such as heart disease, kidney damage, and nerve issues. Additionally, these diets can help with weight management, which is particularly important for people with type 2 diabetes, enhancing overall health and wellbeing.

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