April 25, 2023

7 Plant-Based Power Bowls We Can’t Get Enough Of


Plant-based power bowls (sometimes called “Buddha Bowls”) are the quintessential one-bowl meal often spotted at your favorite vegan eatery. Typically layered with a starch, protein, lots of healthy fats, veggies, and greens, plus a delicious sauce to tie everything together, these bowls are intended to be a complete, hearty meal that checks all the nutritional boxes. Even better? They’re A BREEZE to make at home… and budget-friendly too.

End food boredom forever with seven of our favorite Plant-Based Whole30 Power Bowl recipes guaranteed to satisfy your cravings while making meal prep a cinch. Think of each as a template — experiment with flavors, herbs and spices, proteins, textures, and sauces for a new meal that’s different every time.

Bonus: Check out this post for seven homemade plant-based sauces we can’t live without.

Plant-Based Caesar Bowl with Crispy Chickpeas

Plant-Based Caesar Bowl with Crispy Chickpeas
Recipe Author: Autumn Michaelis

Chickpeas and potatoes are roasted to crispy perfection in garlic-infused olive oil. Once cooled slightly, layer your crunchy bits in with greens, avocado, pepitas, and red onion, then add a drizzle of creamy Caesar dressing. Speaking of dressing, we suggest making extra to slather on all the things!

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Plant-Based Sheet Pan Pesto Bowl

Plant-Based Whole30 Pesto Bowl
Recipe Author: Autumn Michaelis

We love how easy this Plant-Based Sheet Pan Pesto Bowl is! Everything cooks on a sheet pan, which means minimal hands-on prep and easy cleanup!

Peptitas, roasted veggies and chickpeas add crunch, while sliced avocado and dairy-free pesto add a punch of creamy texture and zesty flavor. We love using our homemade Plant-Based Whole30 Pesto Sauce, but you could easily swap in a compatible favorite. This is a fantastic way to feed a group or meal prep for the week!

This one is for (sheet pan) lovers.

Plant-Based Mediterranean Bowl with Blackened Tempeh

Plant-Based Whole30 Mediterranean Bowl
Recipe Author: Autumn Michaelis

Brown steamed tempeh in a skillet with an easy blackened seasoning. Next, prepare your bowl with a dollop of hummus, sharp red onion, umami-packed olives, crisp veggies, and greens. Top it off with an easy oil and vinegar dressing, and feast!

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Plant-Based Southwestern Bowl

Plant Based Whole30 Southwestern Bowl
Recipe Author: Autumn Michaelis

This plant-based meal bowl makes use of our Jackfruit and Black Bean Taco filling, layered with cilantro-lime rice, pico de gallo, guacamole, and chopped cilantro. Add a generous drizzle of homemade Chipotle Ranch, and you’ll have the whole neighborhood clamoring for seconds.

DIY plant-based burrito bowl.

Plant-Based BBQ Bowl

Plant Based Whole30 BBQ Bowl
Recipe Author: Autumn Michaelis

Jackfruit and pinto beans are simmered to smokey perfection in bbq sauce with roasted Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, and red pepper. Customize your BBQ plant-based power bowl with flavor-boosting toppings like red onion, cilantro, avocado, and ranch.

Spice up your (ranch) life.

Plant-Based Miso Power Bowl

Plant-Based Whole30 Miso Power Bowl
Recipe Author Ellie Yamanaka

This incredibly versatile Miso Power Bowl is sure to elevate your weeknight dinners! By prepping and roasting ingredients beforehand (including a luscious umami-packed sauce), you can effortlessly assemble a wholesome bowl in a matter of minutes.

Your new favorite repeat meal.

Plant-Based Caribbean Power Bowl

Plant-Based Whole30 Caribbean Power Bowl
Recipe Author Andy McIntosh

With flavors of jerk, cilantro, and lime, this Plant-Based Caribbean Power Bowl is the perfect easy-to-make, high-protein meal.

Your perfect kitchen staycation.

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