I know that I’m like five years behind, but I’m loving this grain/power bowl trend thing. Put a bunch of stuff in a bowl and ta-da! dinner.
Seriously, grab cornerstone items (protein/starch/veggies), garnish with all the fun stuff (hello, sauces and fixin’s), and you’re good to go.
Plus, I am currently obsessed with these plate/bowls I bought from World Market last summer and I want ANY EXCUSE to use them.
I got the inspiration for these Mediterranean Protein Power Bowls from my hospital’s cafeteria (seriously!). We are trying (ish) to implement Meatless Monday at our cafeteria for lunchtime. To help that happen, the chef puts out Greek/Mediterranean-style dishes (which are usually vegetarian-friendly) and a huge hummus bar. My lunch on Mondays is usually a container of hummus with a bunch of veggies, salad, and pretzel thins… basically everything that I can dunk in the chickpea/garlic deliciousness.
So I decided to riff off my Monday lunch and create a protein bowl featuring herby/garlicky falafel, quinoa, all the veggies, and a generous dollop of herby Greek yogurt sauce.
It’s a delicious, healthy meal that is packed with flavor.
And you can use your favorite bowls!