Fuel up with this Greek (Mediterranean) inspired power bowl!
What is a Power Bowl?
Sometimes referred to as protein bowls, are meals that are simple and easy to make, they are generally higher in protein as well as a variety of other nutrients.
Power bowls cover all the major food groups, protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals.
They provide long-lasting fuel to help you work towards any goal.
A great way to incorporate fresh whole foods and ingredients.
Extremely versatile, you can change up your power bowl to fit any cuisine. Different flavors and textures to fit the taste buds!
How to Build a Power Bowl:
Select a cuisine
Select a protein (or 2)
Select vegetables (select 2+)
Select a grain (optional and can sub for greens)
Select additional toppings (sauces, seasonings, and fats)
Homemade Tzatziki/Yogurt Sauce:
NOTE: grilled chicken breast was added to this power bowl for additional protein. You can also add other Greek/Mediterranean vegetables/ingredients like olives to this power bowl. We used white onion in this recipe but, red onion is a great option too. Consider what else you want to add or take away when putting together your grocery list and personal bowl. As far as specific measurements of each ingredient we generally eyeball this recipe. :)
This recipe is relatively very quick to prepare. To save even more on time use leftover or pre-cooked quinoa, chicken, and pre-slice some of the veggies. If you are going to cut veggies ahead of time we would recommend waiting to cut the tomatoes and cucumbers until you are about to add them into the bowl. Also, you can pre-make the yogurt sauce, but again, we recommend waiting to add until you are ready to assemble or keep in a separate container. If everything is prepped ahead of time this meal takes maybe 5 minutes to put together. This recipe should take under 30 minutes to fully cook and prepare.
This dish is generally served chilled, but if you use freshly cooked quinoa then your dish will be on the warmer side, which is totally fine! You can also jazz up your chickpeas by seasoning and roasting them in the oven or air fryer.