Buddha Bowl, Rice Bowl, Quinoa Bowl, Burrito Bowl, Rainbow Bowl, Nourish Bowl – whatever you call it, it’s a great way to eat a ton of whole foods, use up some leftovers and really enjoy a healthy meal. We love dressing up our bowls with any dressing made with No Yolking™ – 100 % Egg White Protein Powder so we know we’ll be getting in a healthy amount of protein to fuel our muscles and keep feeling energized.
How to Build a Nourishing & Satisfying Power Bowl:
Cooked Carb (Optional) – Choose 1:
- Brown rice
- Wild rice
Leafy Green – Choose 1:
- Baby spinach
- Mixed greens
- Shredded kale
Fresh Veggies – Choose 2+:
- Bell peppers
- Purple cabbage
Cooked/Roasted Veggies – Choose 1+:
- Squash (such as butternut or acorn)
- Sweet potato
Lean Protein – Choose 2+:
- Muskoka Mornings No Yolking™ – 100 % Egg White Protein Powder
- Beans or legume (such as chickpeas or black beans)
- Fatty fish (such as wild salmon or rainbow trout)
- Grilled chicken
- Seafood (such as shrimp or scallops)
- White tuna packed in water or olive oil
Healthy Fats – Choose 1+:
- Cold-pressed olive oil
- Goat or sheep’s milk cheese, hard or soft
Crunchy Toppings – Choose 1+:
- Hemp Hearts
- Nuts (such as walnuts, almonds or pistachios)
- Seeds (such as pepitas or sunflower)
- Roasted chickpeas
Bonus Toppings – Choose 1+:
- Salad Dressing
- Green onion
- Herbs (such as basil, chives or parsley)
- Lemon or lime wedges
- Nutritional yeast
- Dried fruit (such as cranberries or golden raisins)
Layer it up!
There is no ‘right’ way to build a power bowl, just aim for a variety colours, textures and flavours. Build the base with something hearty like a cooked grain, roasted vegetable and fresh leafy greens.
Top with an assortment of crunchy vegetables that are vibrant in colour, such as purple cabbage, carrots and broccoli.
Don’t forget the toppings – this is the really fun part where you can mix up the flavours for a really great experience! Add something rich and creamy like our No Yolking™ – Et Tu Caesar Dressing or sliced ripe avocado, something crunchy like spicy roasted chickpeas or walnuts, something sweet like golden raisins and add a little tang from a fresh lemon wedge, to balance it all out.
Don’t overthink it, be creative and sprinkle in whatever is on hand in the fridge and in the pantry.
Tip: Bowls are the ultimate make-ahead entrée. Layer the ingredients in single portion containers to have lunches and dinners ready and waiting in the fridge.