What’s my go-to meal? It’s a buddha bowl! I love buddha bowls because they’re nourishing, easy, and versatile. A buddha bowl requires minimal planning and I usually have all of the ingredients on hand to make it. You just need some veggies, a protein, and a grain. It’s as easy as that.
For this bowl, I used up some veggies, right rice, and tofu I marinated overnight. Sometimes I choose chicken or chickpeas instead of tofu. But, right now I’m on a tofu kick because my roommate just got a Ninja Air Fryer and it’s MAGICAL.
An air fryer is truly the secret to crispy and delicious tofu. I am now that chick that puts everything in the air fryer.
I noticed if I prep food for the next few days it makes my life easier and saves time. Also, I’ve found that marinating tofu overnight is a game-changer. It really maximizes the flavor because it absorbs the marinade. I cut my tofu up into bite-sized pieces and then mix it with a store-bought sauce. I like teriyaki sauce.
Let’s make something delicious. Grab your favorite sauce and whatever is in your fridge.
- 1 portion of marinated tofu (or chicken)
- 1 portion of rice (I used Right Rice)
- A few handfuls of veggies (such as carrots, potatoes, peppers)
- A handful of greens
- Optional: your favorite salad toppings (such as dressing, olives, croutons)
- Cut your tofu into bite-sized pieces and toss in your favorite sauce. I like teriyaki. Marinate overnight.
- Next, add the tofu and veggies to the air fryer and bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes or until crispy. Toss a few times for even baking and check on the veggies to prevent burning. (If you don’t have an air fryer try the oven at 400 for 10-15 minutes).
- Cook your rice or grain according to the package. I like cooking it in vegetable broth for extra flavor.
- Make a little salad with your greens and salad toppings.
- When the tofu and veggies are done add everything to a bowl and top with more sauce. Enjoy!