Need some new delicious healthy lunch ideas? Well, this collection of healthy power bowls is what you’re looking for! We’ve got vegetarian Mediterranean bowls as well as healthy lunch bowls with chicken, ground beef or salmon. Basically, something for everyone’s taste!
Did you know one of the oldest found bowls is 18,000 years old? Absolutely fascinating! Keeping this interesting fact about the container in mind, here we’ll actually tackle salad’s cooler cousin, the meal also called the power bowl. In case you live in full social media abstinence, this refers to food, usually some type of protein, grain, and vegetables, alongside dressing or a dip, served in, well, a bowl, hence the literal name.
Sounds tempting? Wait until you see the recipes in this collection of healthy power bowls! They are easy to make, extremely appetizing, and easy on the eyes as well.
In my opinion, power bowls are way more satiating than most salads and the perfect meal for lunch or dinner!
This is the perfect combination of cooked and fresh products and it’s completely vegan! Roasted chickpeas, that’s your protein and some fiber, and sauteed carrot, zucchini, and peppers, blend perfectly with the fresh salad. The secret sauce? It’s an extremely creamy and delicious garlicky cashew sauce. Finish it off with some radishes and olives, you’ve got one of the best lunch ideas out there!
This tasty lunch bowl has ground beef, leafy greens, roasted vegetables, avocado, and feta cheese in it and it’s SO good! To meal prep, you can absolutely get the ground beef ready beforehand and assemble a bowl faster throughout the week.
Refresh your leftover chicken with this easy recipe! Then, serve with some salad, olives, and sauteed red pepper. Add some herbs and spices and finish everything with a simple but totally mouthwatering yogurt garlic sauce.
Do you have cooked quinoa at hand? Some hummus and tzatziki too? What a wonderful coincidence! Now, you’re 80% done with the prep for this 5-minute healthy power bowl recipe!
That quinoa you cooked for the Mediterranean bowls? You can definitely use it here as well. Other than the ancient grain you’ll be prepping a quick and tasty black bean recipe, some guacamole, herby cream cheese using seeds, and cutting up some fresh vegetables. Super filling and so tasty!
Spare five minutes to cook canned chickpeas and tuna with some spices and then enjoy the mixture in these delicious healthy bowls for a few days. The rest includes cabbage, avocado, and delicious hummus.
I know the combination sounds unusual, but this is one of the most popular recipes on my other blog for several years now. And there’s a good reason for it – it’s incredibly good and super healthy at the same time. Definitely a must-try!
By now you must be getting the point, healthy power bowls are your BFF when it comes to meal prep. This version with shredded chicken makes no exception as you can prepare most of the ingredients beforehand, and just assemble minutes before your first bites.
Here’s a classic combo when it comes to healthy bowls – rice, meat, and plenty of greens. You definitely can use ground chicken or beef as well. Combine with vegetables, seasoning, rice, or any other grain you prefer. This warm bowl is highly customizable and so delicious!
You can go fancy with the healthy power bowls but on the other end, you can create something great with simple ingredients too. Just take some lentils, tomato, cucumber, and a magical tahini garlic sauce. After cooking the lentils, put it all together and savor this easy and satisfying lunch bowl!
Roast sweet potatoes and cauliflower, make avocado and tomato salad, add black beans, and there you have it, one of the tastiest power bowls you can ever ask for. This vegan recipe takes around half an hour to make!
Here’s another meal-prep-friendly idea! This one incorporates chicken, spicy roasted vegetables, and a wonderful garlic dill sauce. Of course, we’re not forgetting to add a crunchy salad in the bowls either! Everything except for the salad can be made beforehand, the latter you can cut up just as you’re serving your lunch or dinner.
Potatoes absolutely deserve a spot in a lunch bowl! Here we’re combining them with beef patties, a nice salad, olives, and a delicious yogurt sauce.
What if you didn’t fry your falafels but baked them? Makes the whole thing so much easier! Paired with a fresh salad, olives, and homemade tzatziki, this vegetarian bowl is a great meal to make for lunch or dinner!
With delicious meatballs seasoned with spices and herbs, a Greek yogurt sauce, raw vegetables, and feta cheese, this healthy bowl may quickly become your top choice. You can enjoy the rest of the meatballs for your next meals as well!
Maybe the combination of Brussels sprouts, sweet potato, and salmon wasn’t the first to come to mind when thinking of healthy power bowls. Once you try this recipe it will be!
With a very simple dressing, an abundance of vegetables, and plenty of spices, this healthy meal comes together in less than 15 minutes. Easy to meal prep as well!
More Healthy Recipes To Make
I hope you try and meal prep some of these healthy power bowls for lunch or dinner! And once you’ve tasted all of them, here are some other healthy recipes to try next:
- 25 Healthy High-Protein High-Fiber Meals
- 21 Clean Eating Recipes To Make
- High-Protein Vegan Snack Ideas
- 12oz / 350g ground beef
- 1 tbsp mint, dried
- 1 tbsp basil, dried
- 1/2 tsp thyme, dried
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 scallion
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper
- black pepper
MEAL PREP BOWLS:
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 cucumber
- 1 cup tomatoes
- feta cheese
- 2 scallions
- 2 cups lettuce
- In a mixing bowl add ground beef, chopped scallion and bell pepper, 1 tbsp olive oil, thyme, mint, basil, crushed red pepper flakes, salt, black pepper and squeeze the 3 cloves of garlic using a garlic press.
- Then using a fork or your hands, mix everything together until combined.
- Form meatballs or smaller patties and cook in a non-stick pan at medium-high with 1 tbsp olive oil until golden brown on each side.
- For the yogurt garlic sauce, mix the yogurt with 1 minced garlic clove and a pinch of salt.
- When the meatballs are ready, either let them cool off and transfer to an airtight food container or serve immediately with a salad made of olives, chopped tomatoes & cucumbers, 1 Tbsp olive oil, feta cheese, and scallions. Add some lettuce on the side and the yogurt garlic sauce.
- If you want to meal prep these bowls, it's best to use containers with 2-3 compartments and store the meatballs, salad, and sauce separately. Also, use cherry tomatoes instead of chopped tomatoes and don't add the dressing.
You can find the full recipe and details here.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 535Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 617mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 39g