My ultimate buddha bowl recipe is here to make your meal prep easier. The dark, gloomy winter months make everything seem like more work, so I’m always looking for easy solutions. I blame my flagging energy partly on the lack of natural vitamin D, which gives many people the holiday blues. While it can be tempting to hide under the covers, I’m staying enrolled in the 5 am club and remaining focused on my goals even though I’d rather sleep!

We’ve been busy with training classes and a trip to the emergency vet for Bear the black lab, arthritis treatment for Buster the boxer, a car accident for James, and some health challenges for me. In between all those crazy things called life, I’ve also been working on a solo book for NaNoWriMo and my second book in the series I’m writing with Marlo Lanz.

That’s why when I can press the easy button, I do. Healthy eating is essential to my well-being, but that doesn’t mean I want to spend hours in the kitchen. Creating easy dinner recipes and meal prepping are essential to my success and I hope that you like ultimate buddha bowls as much as I do!

Ultimate Buddha bowl

Falafel bowl

My ultimate buddha bowl is vegan, filling and simple to throw together on a busy weeknight. It’s Arabic-inspired and features healthy baked falafel.

This recipe serves 4. 



  1. Boil 1 cup of basmati rice in 2 cups of water. Turn the heat on low and simmer until the rice is cooked, approximately 15 minutes
  2. Peel and dice the sweet potato and chop the broccoli into pieces and place in a large container with a lid. Add the avocado oil (or grapeseed), garlic powder, onion powder, and cinnamon. Put the lid on and shake the contents until well coated
  3. Put the sweet potato and broccoli on a sheet pan and bake at 350 until cooked, approximately 25 minutes
  4. Add 1/4 of the rice to a serving bowl and top with the vegetables and pre-prepared healthy, baked falafel
  5. If desired, you can top it with tahini or Greek yogurt

Have you ever had a buddha bowl?

Bowl meal prep

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