8 Power Bowls to Boost your Day

Well if you are in touch with the food world the same way we are, you would have noticed the endless mention of bowl meals also called “Power Bowls”. Power bowls are essentially complete meals filled with super nutritious and healthy ingredients presented in a compartmentalized way.

In the real world where we always have a ton of work on our plate and are always looking for a quick lunch, power bowls will satisfy your hunger and taste buds and the best part “without any guilt” as you steam roll to the finish line for the day’s work.

A power bowl is literally throwing a number of things in to a bowl for a quick nutritious meal. It all starts with a base and then adding layers of flavor.

Here is how you can go about it:
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Pick you Complex Carb:

1. Brown Rice
2. Sweet Potatoes
3. Barley, Amaranth, Bulgur Wheat
4. Quinoa
5. Soba Noodles
6. Polenta

Pick your Protein:

1. Chick Peas
2. Lentils
3. Black Beans
4. Kidney Beans
5. Pinto Beans
6. Quinoa
7. Chicken/Eggs/Meat

Select your Veggies (Fresh or Roasted):

1. Broccoli
2. Cauliflower
3. Sprouts
4. String Beans
5. Tomatoes
6. Cucumber
7. Spinach etc

Add some Fat and Flavor

1. Avocado
2. Hummus
3. Spices, Seasoning

Optional:
Favorite Sauce/Dressing


Here are some delicious power bowls to energize you and keep you away from being slumped over your desk mid-afternoon in desperate need for coffee :)

Acai Bowls:


A healthy breakfast is the best way to begin your day and nothing better than an acai bowl which is a thick-blended smoothie of frozen acai berries that is poured into a bowl and topped with all sorts of fresh fruit and crunchy granola.



Coconut Banana Oatmeal Bowls:

Another option for a delicious breakfast Coconut Banana Oatmeal is a tropical breakfast treat. Its gluten free, naturally sweet and garnished with coconut flakes, cinnamon, quinoa cereal, and mango.



Vegetarian Brown Rice Bowls:

The vegetarian brown rice bowl is uber healthy, nutritious, and high on fiber and can be packed with your favorite veggies for a complete meal.



Burrito Bowls:

A burrito bowl with brown rice, fajita veggies, black beans, fresh tomato salsa, and guacamole is a delicious and nutritious affair.



Quinoa Bowls:

Quinoa is high on protein, dietary fiber, is gluten free and tastes delicious when combined with meat and veggies.



Soba Noodle Bowls:

Soba noodles (buckwheat noodles) are gluten free, offer beneficial manganese and fit into in calorie-conscious diets. You can dig right into these healthy soba noodle bowls, topped with vegetables, tofu, and/or meat and a light peanut sauce, for a quick and filling meal!



Buddha Bowls:

Buddha bowls also know as Hippie or Glory bowls are hearty dishes made of various greens, vegetables and nutritious base such as quinoa or brown rice.



Polenta Bowls:

Polenta is a gluten free low carbohydrate food rich in vitamin A and C. Polenta bowls with chickpeas, roasted eggplant, zucchini, red and yellow peppers is an irresistible combination.




Hope you were bowled away with these healthy and nutritious options. We sure were:)

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