3 Power Bowl Recipes You can Eat any Time of Day

 


A “power” bowl is a quick and simple meal that is loaded with “power foods” – foods that are high in nutrients and combine to create one powerful dish. These three power bowl recipes in particular use quinoa as their main superfood, which provides an abundance of vitamins and minerals as well as complete, plant-based protein.

Easy to put together and yet loaded with nutritious ingredients, this list contains both meat-free and carnivore options guaranteeing that there is a power bowl for everyone!

Balsamic Chicken and Vegetable Power Bowl

Balsamic Chicken and Vegetable Power Bowl

Balsamic Chicken and Vegetable Power Bowl

Serves 4-6

A variety of vegetables as well as chicken is marinated in a delicious balsamic marinade and laid on top of fresh parsley quinoa in this simple yet nutritious power bowl. A great way to load up your vegetable intake for the day, swap out or add in your desired veggies of choice.

Balsamic Marinade Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Parsley Quinoa Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups quinoa
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Vegetable Ingredients:

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 zucchini
  • 8 ounce button mushrooms
  • 1 cup broccoli florets

Other Ingredients:

  • 1 pound chicken tenders, boneless and skinless

Directions:

  1. Whisk together the marinade ingredients. Set aside.
  2. Cube all of the vegetables into 1-inch cubes. Place vegetables into a zip-lock bag along with half of the marinade and shake to coat. Let vegetables marinate for 30 minutes.
  3. Add chicken tenders to a large zip-lock bag with remaining marinade. Shake to coat and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to marinate.
  4. While chicken and vegetables are marinating, add the quinoa and chicken broth to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes or until broth has fully absorbed and quinoa is soft. Stir in parsley, garlic powder and sea salt.
  5. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  6. Spread vegetables onto one baking sheet, making sure there is no overlapping to prevent uneven cooking. Add chicken to second baking sheet.
  7. Bake chicken and vegetables for 25 minutes or until vegetables are soft and chicken is cooked through.
  8. To serve, top quinoa with roasted vegetables and chicken.
Sweet Potato Cranberry Power Bowl

Sweet Potato Cranberry Power Bowl

Sweet Potato Cranberry Power Bowl

Serves 4-6

Both sweet and savory flavors are combined in this power bowl recipe, creating one delicious dish that can be enjoyed any time of day – including as a savory breakfast!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups fresh spinach

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Toss sweet potatoes with olive oil, garlic powder, paprika and sea salt. Bake for 25 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
  3. While potatoes are roasting, add quinoa and water to a saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer, cooking for 20 minutes or until water is absorbed.
  4. Mash together the avocado and lime juice. Sprinkle with sea salt, if desired.
  5. To serve, top a serving of quinoa with roasted sweet potatoes, fresh spinach, cranberries and the mashed avocado mixture.
Turmeric Chickpea Power Bowl

Turmeric Chickpea Power Bowl

Turmeric Chickpea Power Bowl

Serves 4

Power bowl recipes are all about the superfoods – and what food is more super than turmeric? Rich in anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants, both quinoa and chickpeas are seasoned with turmeric in this recipe for added superfood nutrition.

Ingredients:

  • 1 [15 ounce can] chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups spinach, fresh
  • 1 avocado, sliced

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Toss chickpeas in olive oil, paprika and 1 teaspoon of turmeric. Spread onto baking sheet and roast for 40 minutes.
  3. While chickpeas are roasting, add the quinoa and water to a saucepan. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer, cooking for 20 minutes or until water has absorbed and quinoa is fluffy. Once fully cooked, stir in remaining 1 teaspoon of turmeric, sea salt and garlic power.
  4. To serve, distribute spinach between 4 bowls along with roasted chickpeas and avocado.

Add a little more power to your day with the above power bowl recipes. Incredibly high in nutrition as well as flavor, these recipes can be enjoyed any time of day! Also check out our chicken enchilada cauliflower rice bowl recipe.