Buddha bowls, meal prep bowls, veggie bowls, whatever you want to call them, these recipes are the perfect way to pack a lot of goodness into one meal.
You can make them vegan or include your favorite animal protein like salmon, chicken or shrimp. Plus, you can eat them hot or cold, so they’re perfect all year round and great for an on-the go lunch.
Building the perfect bowl
Whole Grain: I love quinoa as the base of my buddha bowls, but white or brown rice, millet, or barley if you aren’t gluten free are great options as well. Starting with a grain base helps add bulk to the dish and keeps you full for hours.
Protein: Chickpeas are a staple in many of my buddha bowl recipes, but I can never say no to a good salmon bowl either! Tofu, tempeh, black beans, grilled chicken are all great options too.
Veggies: The options are endless when it comes to what vegetables to use in a buddha bowl. A few staples in mine are broccoli, sweet potato, arugula, and kale. Other options include brussels sprouts, bell peppers, onions, carrots, cabbage etc.
Healthy Fat/Dressing/Sauce: I lumped all three of these into one category because even though I add avocado to most of my bowls, a lot of my dressings are tahini or cashew based which are both really great fats to include in your diet. They make the bowl creamy and add lots of flavor with herbs, garlic and more.
1) Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl
My OG recipe! This recipe has been made by hundreds of people and loved by all. With crispy roasted chickpeas, roasted onions and fluffy quinoa. This chickpea bowl is a fan favorite.
2) Sesame Chickpeas
I don’t technically call this a “buddha bowl” but it has all the right parts to be considered one! My most popular recipe, if you haven’t tried these sesame chickpeas yet, now is the time!
3) Peanut Butter Tempeh Bowls
Tempeh is kind of a weird food, I’ll admit, but when it’s coated in peanut butter, it’s hard not to love!
4) Cauliflower Burrito Bowl
Burrito bowls are my faaaaaavorite. They’re so full of flavor, protein and good for you ingredients. This cauliflower bowl is a healthy option you’ll love.
5) Orange Chickpeas
Like orange chicken, only chickpeas! This recipe is easy to make and full of fresh flavor.
6) Baked Tofu Burrito Bowl
Can we just admire that crispy tofu for a second? SO GOOD. Even if you think you don’t like tofu, you’ll love this burrito bowl.
7) Peanut Tofu Bowls
Like I said, peanut butter will make anything taste good, and this peanut tofu is no exception!
8) 20 Minute Peanut Chickpeas
Peanut butter and chickpeas might seem like an unusual combo, but give it a try. You won’t regret it.
9) The Ultimate Vegan Bowl
Roasted sweet potato, crispy chickpeas, vegan pesto, this truly is the ultimate vegan buddha bowl.
10) Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burrito Bowl
My dad says this is one of his favorite recipes on my entire blog, and I think that’s saying a lot. There’s just so much good flavor in every bite, so I can’t really blame him!
11) Salmon Poke Bowl
For the salmon lovers! This poke bowl is full of flavor, veggies and protein for a simple and delicious meal.
12) Vegan Sushi Bowl
It might seem like a stretch to call it a sushi bowl, but once you try this recipe, you won’t even care what it’s called, you’ll just want to make it again and again.
13) Mediterranean Vegan Bowl
Hummus, quinoa, chickpeas, cucumber, this is the perfect bowl for lunch!
14) Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Who said buddha bowls can’t be a breakfast thing? This recipe has quinoa, pesto, a perfect soft boiled egg for an easy morning meal.
15) General Tso’s Chickpeas
Chickpea bowls are kind of my thing. Serve these over white rice and a side of steamed broccoli, this recipe is packed with flavor and perfect for a quick weeknight meal.
16) Coconut Quinoa Bowls
Sweet potato, coconut quinoa and a creamy dressing you’ll want to smother on everything.
Lovely photos and such healthy foods,
I’m doing 4 wheels Mediterranean life style style course and I’m Loving the food.
New Zealand Chef Simon Gault is inspirational, so far lost 5kg in 2.5 weeks. Eat with clarity love your food and will be follow for life.😀
Claire Cary says
Thank you so much, Greg! Makes me so happy to hear you’re enjoying everything.