Coaching Association of Canada

Buddha Bowls that Boost Energy


Beefy Noodle Bowl


  • 4-6 pieces beef jerky (or sub with poultry)
  • 100 g cooked rice noodles
  • ½ cup cooked or fresh mixed vegetables
  • Dressing: Whisk together
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce


Nutrition information for whole recipe (2 cups)

  • Calories: 290
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Protein: 23g
  • FAT: 7.4g
  • Fiber: 2.7g


Grilled Tofu and Veggies


  • 4 slices grilled tofu (in 1 tsp oil, pinch of salt and pepper and ½ tsp garlic powder)
  • ¼ cup canned or frozen corn
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa or rice
  • ½ cup chopped mixed lettuce or red shredded cabbage

Topping Option:

  • ¼ cup salsa (mango or tomato)
  • ¼ cup plain greek yogurt or sour cream


Nutrition information for whole recipe (2 cups)

  • Calories: 443
  • Carbohydrates: 66g
  • Protein: 19g
  • FAT: 14g
  • Fiber: 6.4g


Chickpea Rice and Veggies


  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 cup chickpeas OPTIONAL: substitute or add in ½ cup black beans to ½ cup chickpeas
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro


  • ¼ cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp hot sauce


Nutrition Information for recipe for whole recipe (2 cups)

  • Calories: 552kcal
  • Carbohydrates:100g
  • Protein:24g
  • FAT:6.4g
  • Fiber: 12g



Building the Bowls:

Start with the grain (rice or quinoa or noodles), add in the protein (Chickpeas, tofu or beef) choose your veggies and drizzle with dressing!

Cover and store in fridge for up to 4 days of ready-made meals! If you find the meals are too big of a portion (or if you’re not carb loading!) you can split into 2 smaller sized portioned meals and still reap the balance of carbs, protein and fiber!


Sport Benefits: This is meal preparation and batch cooking at its finest! What a better way to prep for easy lunches or dinners for athletes, parents and coaches on the run! Its balanced, chalked full of protein and boosts carbohydrates to refuel the tank! Individually satisfying for every member of the family or team as they can design their own! Packs easily in a cooler for easy on the road team meals!