What You Should Put in Your Power Bowls

What You Should Put in Your Power Bowls


Enjoy a more balanced diet with all-in-one nutrient-rich power bowls

Making sure to eat balanced meals everyday can feel daunting at first—not to mention expensive. When browsing the grocery store or a restaurant’s menu, you might find yourself overwhelmed with choices. That’s why power bowls are the perfect gateways to healthier living since they fit more easily into busy schedules.

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Power bowls have been gaining popularity in recent years due to the recommendations of fitness influencers. While different grocery and restaurant chains have their own approaches, you can think of a power bowl as simply being an all-in-one meal packed with much-needed nutrients. That being said, not all power bowls being sold are healthy, so it’s often more convenient and budget-friendly to make these at home ahead of time and with all the ingredients you want.

But what’s in a power bowl exactly? The composition is up to your preferences, but the basic steps should be followed: Put more or less a cup of healthy carbs, protein, vegetables, and toppings all in one bowl.

Healthy carbs

Power bowl staples in the healthy carb category include such things as whole grains like quinoa, black rice, brown rice, and red rice. Black rice is a particular favorite of ours as it’s rich in antioxidants that help reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and inflammation. Black rice can also leave you feeling full and satisfied for longer than regular white rice can.


As for protein, you can opt for lean protein foods like salmon or chicken. You can mix your animal protein or replace them entirely with plant-based protein sources like beans and lentils. Lentils are particularly great options for those who are on a tight budget but don’t want to lack protein in their diet.

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When it comes to making your own power bowl, it would be best to make them with colorful vegetables for a balanced meal. Superfoods like sweet potato, cauliflower, and broccoli can go extremely well together if you season them to your taste.  

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Adding toppings to your power bowls helps make them tastier while completing the balanced nutrients. Nuts like almonds, pine nuts, and walnuts, for example, are a great addition to well-rounded power bowls since they’re ultimately very heart-healthy and rich in the healthy kinds of fat you need in your diet. Depending on what protein and veggies you’re using, feta would also be great for its calcium and gut health benefits. 

For more ideas, you can look to content creators like Tish Wonders and their recipes shared on social media.

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