Greek Power Bowl
Prep time: 10 min | Yield: 1 serving
For the Bowl:
- 1 or more cups cauliflower rice
- 4 to 6 ounces cooked chicken, diced or shredded (store-bought rotisserie chicken is fine)
- 1 medium tomato, cut into wedges or 8 to 10 cherry/grape tomatoes cut in half
- 5-inch piece English cucumber, sliced into half moons
- ¼ small onion, thinly sliced, optional
- ½ to 1 roasted red pepper, sliced (jarred is fine)
- 6 Kalamata olives, sliced
- 2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
- 1 ½ to 2 tablespoons lemon juice, about ½ to 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon Balsamic vinegar
- Dash dried oregano
- Dash dried marjoram, optional
- Dash garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- Celtic or pink Himalayan salt, to taste
- Black pepper, to taste
Assemble bowl: Place rice into bowl and top with chicken, tomatoes, cucumber, onions, roasted peppers, and Kalamata olives. Sprinkle with parsley.
Make dressing: In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, vinegar, oregano, marjoram, and garlic powder. Slowly add olive oil, whisking to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with dressing and serve.
Cut the Carbs: Why Use Cauliflower Rice?
We know that the carb of choice for many meal prep heroes is brown rice or quinoa. However, there’s a better way to enjoy a high-proteingrain bowl. The secret? Cutting out the carbohydrates.
Cauliflower rice has only three grams of net carbs per cup, which is significantly less than regular rice. If you’re looking for a low-carb solution to your meals that’s also satisfying and filling, look no further than a cauliflower rice bowl.
Cauliflower also offers more in the way of nutrients, including vitamins and antioxidants that can help you support your overall health. When combined with the power of protein, cauliflower rice offers weight loss support that can’t be beat!
If you’re worried about how cauliflower rice stacks up against whole grains or couscous, don’t worry. There are plenty of protein bowl recipes you can use to build a delicious and healthy meal with cauliflower as your base.
What Else Can You Put Into a Protein Bowl?
We recommend enjoying your buddha bowl with roasted chicken breast. However, there are other ways to pack in the protein! Substitute chicken for chickpeas, black beans, or lentils for a high-protein vegan bowl.
Or, add in some roasted sweet potatoes, avocado, tahini, feta cheese, or hummus for a delicious mix of healthy fats. Pop in some onions, bell peppers, or your veggie of choice, and you’ve just made an easy and well-balanced meal!
If you’re craving a crispy addition, toss in some pan-fried tempeh. You can substitute chicken for grass-fed beef and taco seasonings to make a burrito bowl or use eggs for your protein to make a delicious breakfast bowl. The options are endless!
Pair it with our homestyle bone broth for a tasty afternoon meal. Or, save the protein bowl for dinner and fill up on one of our chocolate protein shakes for some extra morning energy.
Protein Power: The Bottom Line
When it comes to weight loss, Dr. Kellyann is the expert. However, weight loss doesn’t have to be boring — with the right ingredients on hand, you can turn your favorite meals into weight-friendly indulgences!
One of the most important components of a balanced diet is protein. With this protein bowl recipe, you can rest assured that you’re hitting your macros while also satisfying your cravings.
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