Want an easily adaptable, complete meal, and fast? Look no further than the Buddha bowl. Packed with hearty grain, veggies, and protein, they’re easily modified around the ingredients you already have on hand and fully customizable for all those picky eaters in the house. Here, our editors selected five favorites that’ll have you swinging into a feeling of Zen, one bowl at a time.
Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl
This Buddha Bowl from Plating and Pairings is topped with roasted sweet potatoes, peppers and chickpeas and drizzled with a tangy green mojo sauce. Packed with vitamins, minerals and protein, it hits the spot any time of day
Thai Chicken Buddha Bowl
Hungry for Thai night at home? There are plenty of goodies for you here in this loaded Thai-style bowl. Using farro as its base (farro is an ancient whole grain similar to brown rice but denser in texture and almost nutty in flavor and packed with protein and fiber), it’s topped with a rainbow of veggies and a drizzle of creamy peanut sauce.
Sheet Pan Cuban Chicken and Black Bean Rice Bowl
This Sheet Pan Cuban Chicken and Black Bean Rice Bowl combines the natural sweetness of fresh mango salsa with citrus-marinated chicken and fiber-packed black beans (hello, Goya). Serve it atop a bed of rice, quinoa, or any grain you already have on hand.
Farro Breakfast Bowl
Brighten up your a.m. routine with this glorious morning bowl from Cooking Light. With cumin-scented farro as it’s base (again, feel free to swap in any other grain you already have on hand), it’s topped with soft-boiled eggs, a dollop of yogurt, and a scoop of creamy avocado.
Salmon Sushi Buddha Bowl
Want to get your sushi roll fix in one bowl? Well, here you go! Get all the delicious flavors of sushi without the time-consuming rolling with this quick grain bowl recipe from Eating Well. All you need is 15 minutes to get this healthy dinner or light-but-hearty lunch on the table.