13 Healthy Buddha Bowl Meals Anyone Can Make

After a gluttonous few weeks (OK, months) of holiday eating, we’re ready for a cleanse. But none of this liquid-only, calorie-counting business. Something we can feel good about eating: the Buddha bowl. Essentially a mishmash of protein, veggies and grains, this Pinterest-worthy meal is also an easy way to use up leftover produce. Healthy, efficient and delicious? Bring on the bowls.

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Oh My Veggies

Korean Barbecue Stir-fry Bowl

Can’t decide between sweet and savory—or heck, even spicy? This is the perfect combination of flavors for every craving you might have.


Thai-style Bowl With Peanut Sauce

Sort of like pad Thai, but way healthier.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Egg And Veggie Breakfast Bowl

The best part of waking up? Digging into one of these babies. 

Heather Christo

Cuban Quinoa Bowl

What can we say? We have a diverse palate.

Olive and Garlic

Roasted Veggie Bowl

Roasted or raw, any veggie can go into this mean green bowl. (Might we suggest a Greek yogurt, lemon juice and cilantro dressing on top?)

My New Roots

Winter Harvest Bowl

If you prefer a warm lunch, toss everything—rice, lentils, squash and broccoli—into a pot until it’s cooked through to your liking.

The Awesome Green

Winter Harvest Bowl With Egg

Similar idea, but with a soft-boiled egg on top for extra protein (and some extra likes on the 'gram).

Well and Full

Vegan Buddha Bowl

Fluffy quinoa meets crispy chickpeas and, oh yes, our mouths.

Kale, Avocado, Orange And Wild Rice Bowl

With a sprinkle of pomegranate and pumpkin seeds on top for added crunch. 

Cauliflower Rice Bowl

Easiest way to cut some carbs and cals? Swap your pasta with zuchini and your rice with cauliflower. 

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Spring Roll Bowl

It’s like noodles and salad had a really delicious baby.

Minimalist Baker

Sweet Potato Bowl

As if we needed another reason to eat sweet potatoes.

Half Baked Harvest

Spicy Barbeuc Polenta Bowls

Get ready, guys: Pan-fried polenta, barbecue chickpeas and a hefty dollop of ranch hummus. Heaven.

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