How to Build the Perfect Power Bowl

How to Build the Perfect Power Bowl

Theres a lot to love about Power Bowls.These delicious and nutritious dinners are trending up because theyre so simple to make and full of health benefits. We love that you can easily make them ahead of time, too. Pack them up for nutritious lunches on the go or leavethem in the fridge for a ready-to-eat dinner at the end of a busy day.

Heres how to build the perfect power bowl: your new favorite healthy and tasty meal. #cabotcheese
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Follow our go-fast tips (like: buy pre-chopped veg!),plus simple step-by-step instructions to make your own power bowls, customized to your liking. Bonus: weve included better-for-you tips from a Registered Dietitian, below!

1+ cups leafy greens
Beet Greens
Lettuce: butter, romaine, red leaf, green leaf, mixed greens, etc.
TIP: Purchase pre-washed and chopped greens, or prep your greens so theyre ready for quick assembly

Add Fiber-Packed Carbohydrates
cup 1 cup of whole grains or complex carbohydrates

Whole grains:
Brown Rice
Wheat Berries

Complex Carbohydrates:
Squash: acorn, butternut, delicata
Sweet Potatoes

Batch cook whole grains for the week.
Meal prep veggies by roasting for the week.
Buy pre-chopped squash, sweet potatoes, etc. to trim down on prep time.
Buy pre-cooked options from the hot bar or salad bar of the grocery store.

1+ cup of any of these raw, steamed, roasted Vegetables:
Brussels Sprouts
Green Beans

Wash and chop veggies in advance.

3 oz. combined
Cabot Cheddar, cubed or grated
Greek yogurt
Fish: shrimp, salmon, tuna, sardines, etc.
Hard boiled eggs
Meat: poultry, beef, turkey, etc.
Beans/Pulses: chickpeas, black beans, cannellini beans, lentils, etc.
Tofu, tempeh, edamame

1-2 Tbsp combined
Avocado ( of fruit)
Nuts (1 2 Tbsp.)
Olives (8 10 each)
Seeds (1 2 Tbsp.)
Tahini or nut butter (1 2 Tbsp.)
Oils: olive oil, avocado oil, sesame oil (~ 1 Tbsp)

Optional Dressing:

6 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
4 Tbsp. olive oil
2 small garlic cloves, pressed or minced
2 tsp. maple syrup
Salt, to taste
Combine and shake in a mason jar.

Get more of our favorite powerful protein rich recipes:

Roasted Roots Power Bowl with White Oak Cheddar (serves 4):

Chefs Salad:

Power Salad with Yogurt Dill Dressing:

Get more high protein recipes here!

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