Buddha Bowl

A Buddha Bowl is an infinitely customizable template. The idea is to have a balance of grains, vegetables, proteins, and toppings. Below is a basic Buddha Bowl recipe, along with some ideas for substitutions to customize:


  1. 1 block Weekday Food tofu or 1 pack Fancy Beans
  2. 1 cup cooked quinoa or brown rice
  3. 1 cup roasted or steamed vegetables (e.g., sweet potatoes, broccoli, carrots, bell peppers)
  4. 1/2 avocado, sliced
  5. 1 cup mixed salad greens (e.g., spinach, kale, arugula)
  6. 1 tablespoon nuts or seeds (e.g., almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds)
  7. Your favorite dressing or sauce (e.g., tahini dressing, balsamic vinaigrette)


  1. Cook tofu in a pan on the stovetop, in the oven, or in an air-fryer.
  2. Cook quinoa or brown rice.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and roast your veggies with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper until tender and slightly caramelized. Alternatively, steam the vegetables in a medium pot with an inch of water in the bottom.
  4. Assemble your Buddha Bowl! This is the fun part. The quinoa or brown rice makes the base. Add the roasted or steamed vegetables, tofu, sliced avocado, and mixed salad greens on top.
  5. Sprinkle the nuts or seeds over the bowl for added texture and crunch.
  6. Finally, drizzle your favorite dressing or sauce over the Buddha bowl to enhance the flavors.


  • Grains: Any grain will work, e.g. farro, barley, couscous.
  • Make it lower-carb: Sub in cauliflower rice for the grain, or use salad greens as the base.
  • Crunchy Topping: Besides nuts or seeds, you can use crispy chickpeas or crushed tortilla chips for  a little extra texture.
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