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Healthy Power Bowls

May 30, 2017
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Looking for a lunch option that will keep you full and focused until dinner? Try one of these 18 Healthy Power Bowls!

Looking for a lunch option that will keep you full and focused until dinner? Try one of these 18 Healthy Power Bowls!

We don't know if you've noticed, but eating meals out of bowls is all the rage right now. Meals on plates are so last year. First there was soup, then there were smoothie bowls and now there are POWER BOWLS! 

What's a power bowl, you ask? Well, this basically...

 

 

Honestly, we don't think there's an exact definition, but based on our unofficial research, a power bowl includes lots of vegetables, a protein source (or two!), a base of either leafy greens or grains and a delicious sauce to top it all off!

Sounds pretty good, right? Power bowls are great because the flavor combination possibilities are endless! You can easily make them vegetarian by using plant-based protein sources like tofu, tempeh, quinoa, beans and chickpeas and the veggies you use can be raw, sauteed, roasted or grilled! 

Get creative with your dressing and you can easily put an ethnic spin on your bowl with something like a Thai peanut sauce or a cilantro lime dressing. 

Power bowls are also a great way to use up those leftovers in the fridge and reduce food waste! Sound good? Check out these Healthy Power Bowls we've rounded up for you to try.

And be sure to check out the full recipe at the end of this post for our Thai Quinoa Power Bowl!

Looking for a lunch option that will keep you full and focused until dinner? Try one of these 18 Healthy Power Bowls!

These would be fun for your next Mexican night!
Southwest Quinoa Power Bowl via Fit Mitten Kitchen


Looking for a lunch option that will keep you full and focused until dinner? Try one of these 18 Healthy Power Bowls!

Perfect for refueling after a workout!
Vegetarian Power Bowl via Healthy Aperture

Looking for a lunch option that will keep you full and focused until dinner? Try one of these 18 Healthy Power Bowls!

Packed with leafy greens, healthy fats and fiber.
Baby Kale, Avocado & Black Bean Power Bowl via My Cape Cod Kitchen

Looking for a lunch option that will keep you full and focused until dinner? Try one of these 18 Healthy Power Bowls!

A great way to add some plantains to your diet!
Paleo Plantain Salmon Power Bowl via Whitty Paleo

Looking for a lunch option that will keep you full and focused until dinner? Try one of these 18 Healthy Power Bowls!

Looking to eat more fish? Try these bowls!
Paleo Salmon Salad Power Bowls via Cotter Crunch

Looking for a lunch option that will keep you full and focused until dinner? Try one of these 18 Healthy Power Bowls!

Start your day off right with this protein-packed bowl!
Mexican Protein Breakfast Power Bowl via Healthyfully Ever After

Looking for a lunch option that will keep you full and focused until dinner? Try one of these 18 Healthy Power Bowls!

Tahini adds a wonderful flavor to these bbq bowls!
BBQ Tahini Power Bowl via Veggies Don't Bite

Looking for a lunch option that will keep you full and focused until dinner? Try one of these 18 Healthy Power Bowls!

Squash isn't just for dinner!
Lentil Spaghetti Squash Breakfast Bowl via Fit Mitten Kitchen

Looking for a lunch option that will keep you full and focused until dinner? Try one of these 18 Healthy Power Bowls!

Add some gorgeous color to your table with this bowl!
Cabbage & Split Pea Power Bowl via Lemons & Basil

Looking for a lunch option that will keep you full and focused until dinner? Try one of these 18 Healthy Power Bowls!

Summer is perfect for grilling weather!
Grilled Chicken Power Bowl via Lovely Little Kitchen

Looking for a lunch option that will keep you full and focused until dinner? Try one of these 18 Healthy Power Bowls!

So many delicious veggies with a a nut-based creamy sauce.
Buddha Bowl with Cashew Cream via Healthy Aperture

Looking for a lunch option that will keep you full and focused until dinner? Try one of these 18 Healthy Power Bowls!

Sweet Potato, Cranberry & Quinoa Power Bowl via Blissful Basil

Looking for a lunch option that will keep you full and focused until dinner? Try one of these 18 Healthy Power Bowls!

Take your dinner to a new level with some spicy veggies!
Spicy Cauliflower Power Bowl via Pumpkin & Peanut Butter

Looking for a lunch option that will keep you full and focused until dinner? Try one of these 18 Healthy Power Bowls!

Good for your gut and bursting with flavor!
Korean Steak Kimchi Rice Bowl via Shared Appetite

Looking for a lunch option that will keep you full and focused until dinner? Try one of these 18 Healthy Power Bowls!

The sauce takes these to the next level!
Salmon Barley Bowl with Chipotle Miso Sauce via Healthy Aperture


Looking for a lunch option that will keep you full and focused until dinner? Try one of these 18 Healthy Power Bowls!

Perfect for feeding a crowd! Let them build their own bowls.
Spicy Mexican-Style Protein Bowl via Garlic & Zest


Looking for a lunch option that will keep you full and focused until dinner? Try one of these 18 Healthy Power Bowls!

Have you tried tempeh? This is the perfect way to introduce it to your family!
Tempeh Quinoa Power Bowl via Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen

Looking for a lunch option that will keep you full and focused until dinner? Try one of these 18 Healthy Power Bowls!

A quick and easy paleo dinner recipe.
Cauliflower Rice Chicken Bowl via Abbey's Kitchen

 

Like the looks of these power bowls? Don't forget to pin them for later!


Looking for a lunch option that will keep you full and focused until dinner? Try one of these 18 Healthy Power Bowls!

Plates are so last year. Bowls are WAY cooler! Try one of these Healthy Power Bowls today. via @healthyaperture
Looking for a lunch option that will keep you full and focused until dinner? Try one of these 18 Healthy Power Bowls!

Thai Quinoa Power Bowl

Yield

4 servings

Ingredients

  • For the dressing:
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce

  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons water (or more)
  • For the bowl:

  • 2 cups red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 English cucumber, sprialized (or chopped)
  • 2 carrots, peeled and shredded

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 
¼ cup peanuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, minced
  • 2 tablespoons basil, minced

Directions

  1. For the dressing: Whisk together all dressing ingredients except the water in a small bowl. Slowly, add water one tablespoon a time until it reaches a creamy consistency. Add more water is a thinner consistency is desired. 

  2. To assemble to the bowl: Assemble power bowls, by adding the cabbage, cucumber, carrots, red bell pepper, edamame, and green onions. Top with quinoa and sprinkle with peanuts, cilantro and basil. Drizzle with peanut dressing.

    Notes:

    Store extra dressing in an airtight container for up to a week.

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Calories 360
Carbohydrates 39.3g
Fiber 9.5g
Sugar 12.5g
Fat 16.8g
Protein 16.5g
Sodium 475mg
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