Lately, I’ve been asked to share some of my go-to meal prep tips and recipes featuring tempeh, a traditional Javanese food made from fermented soybeans. But before I share an amazing recipe, let’s look a bit deeper into this versatile and yummy good fat option for healthy cooking. 

As a pure soy source and according to The American Heart Association, tempeh can help lower bad cholesterol, and it’s loaded with vitamins and is a great plant protein source.  Studies have also shown that consumption of soy in its whole form (think: tofu, tempeh, edamame, and milk) may help protect against breast cancer. 

Personally, I like to use tempeh in my cooking. Aside from being a great source of plant protein, it has an amazingly tangy taste, chewy texture and hearty nature. I find that tempeh holds up well with different kinds of cooking and still keeps its nutritional value while being cooked. Tempeh is also a good source of fiber, which helps make it a filling addition to meals. 

This recipe is one of my favorite meal prep-friendly ones. I like to grab a few glass containers, fill them with greens and then top them with the tempeh and broccoli, to help support healthy eating habits at workday lunches. 

buffalo tempeh sheetpan

Baked Buffalo Tempeh Bowl

Serves 2⁣


-Olive oil spray or 1 tablespoon olive oil ⁣

-1 lb broccoli and /or cauliflower florets ⁣

-Sea salt to taste ⁣

-1 block tempeh ⁣

-2-3 tablespoons Buffalo sauce ⁣


-Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.⁣

-Spread broccoli on baking sheet and toss with olive oil and sea salt. Roast at 44 for 20-25 minutes.⁣

-Meanwhile, chop the tempeh into cubes and toss in a medium bowl with Buffalo sauce.⁣

-Remove baking sheet from oven and move the broccoli over to make room for the tempeh. ⁣

-Spread tempeh onto the baking sheet and put back in the oven. Bake at 400 for another 20-25 minutes until broccoli is crispy and the tempeh is beginning to brown around the edges.⁣

-Divide the broccoli and tempeh between two bowls. Enjoy on its own or add cauliflower rice and/or greens and dressing of choice. ⁣


I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! 


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