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Creating Your Own Power Bowl

A fun, easy way to create wholesome meals, power bowls are nutritious, filling and provide you with energy throughout the day. Power bowls feature a combination of nutrient-dense ingredients including whole grains, proteins, veggies and more health-benefitting elements. With an infinite number of combinations, power bowls can be crafted to your personal tastes. Use our ingredient suggestions to create your own flavorful, nutrient-boosting power bowl.

Whole Grains

Providing essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, fiber and protein, whole grains lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, and obesity and help keep cravings satisfied.

Choose from: quinoa, bulgur, brown rice, farro, barley, oats

Protein

Protein is one of the most essential nutrients. It coordinates biological processes between cells, organs, tissues and muscles and should make up 10 to 35% of an adult’s daily caloric intake. Incorporate two to three ounces of protein into your power bowl.

Choose from: chicken, turkey, beef, eggs, beans, tuna, tofu, tempeh, salmon, shrimp

Vegetables

Supplying potassium, fiber, folate, and vitamins A, C and E, vegetables are vital in nutrition and reduce the risk of stroke, cancer and heart disease. A variety of colorful veggies should make up almost half of your bowl. With so many options, it’s easy to do!

Choose from: cauliflower, corn, radishes, onions, sweet potatoes, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, squash, beets, edamame, asparagus, spinach, kale, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, red pepper

Garnish

Enhance the texture and taste of your bowl with your favorite finishing touches.

Choose from: shredded or crumbled cheese, fresh herbs, toasted almonds, walnuts or pecans, pepitas, sunflower seeds, croutons, crushed pita chips

Dressing

Seal your ingredients with a light, heart-healthy dressing. Mix in fresh herbs or seasonings for extra layers of flavor.

Choose from: pesto, hummus, lemon-tahini, hot sauce, avocado-yogurt sauce

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