I am no stranger to eating Power Bowls. Power Bowls (or Buddha Bowls, the terms are often used interchangeably) have been my favorite go-to meals ever since switching to a meatless diet well over four years ago now.
Why I love Power Bowls:
Great plant-based and vegetarian meal options
Easy to prepare
Minimal cook time
Portable (perfect for bringing to work!)
Can be prepared in advance
Delicious hot or cold
Power Bowls give me just enough variety while allowing me to stick to my usual favorite foods. As a runner, these Power Bowls give me my complex carbohydrates (sweet potatoes, brown rice or quinoa), good sources of plant-based proteins (beans, lentils and quinoa) and combined quality nutrition when you add in the veggies and healthy fats to support my mileage and recovery.
I even wrote a great Build Your Own Plant Based Power Bowl post which is one of my most popular posts each week ever since sharing it last year!
I highly recommend you check out the post so that you can read in detail how I go about building a plant-based power bowl.
Laura and I quickly encountered an issue though when trying to locate a new Power Bowl recipe to try this week.
We realized that recipe pins on Pinterest always look different, new and exciting yet after close inspection, many of the pins are all the same recipes just with different authors and pictures.
Pinterest can be an overwhelming place.
You come across so many wonderful images that get paired with recipes and each time, you think you found a new recipe when really, it’s the same recipe you have already pinned just with different images from a different pinner. We often don’t realize this until we go to make the recipe!
This is not at all to say that the Power Bowl recipes we found on Pinterest aren’t terrific because they are, it’s just that Laura and I didn’t see anything that we personally hadn’t made yet.
Instead of showing you a new recipe that we tried this week, we have chosen to discuss our findings with you (since we like to be honest) and share with you some of the recipe we do think are of interest should you be interested in trying a new to you Power Bowl idea.
Power Bowls of interest:
Worth mentioning again is the Power Salad that I made on Monday.
I want to formally share the recipe for the Power Salad since it closely relates to a Power Bowl. If you skip the lettuce and up the amounts of sweet potatoes, quinoa and roasted veggies, you can in fact create a more traditional Power Bowl. Leave out the feta cheese if you want to keep things plant-based!
Previous Recipe Challenge Posts:
Make sure to check out Laura’s Vegetarian Power Bowl post today too!How to make a great power bowl plus recipes #powerbowl #plantbased #vegetarian #recipechallenge Click To Tweet
Are you a fan of Power Bowls? What’s your favorite combination?
Do you find the pins on Pinterest to be overwhelming sometimes?
What are you up to this weekend?!