Recipe #4: Buddha Bowl

Eating healthy is hard.

When we live in a world of P Terry’s, Taco Shack, and other ample amazing to-go foods, it’s hard to set time aside to make your own fresh and healthy meal. I’ve tried to simplify this so that we can try to eat healthier, together, united, as foodies in Austin.


Buddha Bowl ingredients:

frozen edamame, unshelled
broccoli (in a steamable bag, frozen or fresh)
a handful of mixed greens (I prefer baby kale and baby spinach)
1 lb of chicken breast chunks
frozen grain (white or brown rice, quinoa, etc)
2 tablespoons of tamari
2 teaspoons of fish sauce
2 teaspoons of rice vinegar
a squirt of honey
a dash of garlic powder
a few pinches of black pepper
a sprinkle of sesame seeds



  1. Microwave the edamame and broccoli until tender (about 5 minutes).
  2. Microwave your frozen grain of choice.
  3. Cook the chicken in a pan over medium heat, adding the tamari, fish sauce and rice vinegar. Stir fry in pan for about 7-8 minutes and add the garlic powder/black pepper/honey toward the end. Mix so all flavours are combined.
  4. Put your bowl together! I layer the mixed greens at the bottom, then add about 1/3 cup of edamame, 1/2 cup of broccoli, 6-7 chicken breast chunks, 1/4 cup of grain, and drizzle any extra sauce from the chicken over the top. Boom baby! You got yourself a buddha bowl!





This is SUPER filling and packed with tons of nutrients, and only takes about 10 minutes to make! Feel free to add other veggies + proteins you love. This would be yummy with brussels sprouts and shrimp or asparagus and salmon as well! And one of my faves, a fried egg on top can never do you wrong. Did I mention this is totally affordable to make?

It cost me about $13 to make enough for 3 meals!

You’ll have leftovers for one or two more meals, too. Eat and be merry, my friends! And let me know what you think of these healthy bowls!