Buddha bowls, grain bowls, power bowls, BOWWWLLLLSSSSS! Whatever you call ’em, it seems like super healthy bowls packed full of veggie deliciousness are all the rage right now. And for good reason! They are super flavorful, incredibly healthy, and super easy to make. Bowlz for lyfe!
The idea of posting a bowl recipe is a bit tricky, because the whole concept behind an awesome bowl is that you use what you have. When I make a power bowl, I usually just take whatever veggies I have kicking around the kitchen, roast them, and then put them on a bed of whole grains (farro, quinoa, freekeh, brown rice, whatever!). I then usually top the whole thing with either a lemon tahini sauce (if I’m feeling vegan) or a runny egg (because a runny egg makes everything better). Bowl. Done.
I really hope you’ll head to your kitchen and have fun experimenting with whatever flavors and textures you want to put together into a bowl, but if you’re looking for a little bowlspiration, I have a great one for you—Cauliflower and Quinoa Power Bowls.
There is (obviously) a whole lot more in these than just cauliflower and quinoa, but if I tried to put all the ingredients into the title, you’d have to scroll for an hour just to get to the recipe. Cauliflower, Cabbage, Onion, Spinach, Chickpea, Pepita, Quinoa Bowls with Lemon-Tahini Sauce just doesn’t really roll of the tongue, ya know?
There are a lot of parts to this bowl, which would make you think it’d be a two hour long adventure, but the whole thing comes together in less than 45 minutes. This bowl is the perfect example of how you can make your kitchen work for you.
Your oven roasts the veggies while your stove cooks the quinoa while you mix up the sauce. It’s multitasking without feeling like you’re running around like a mad woman. And, at the end, you get a delicious bowl of good-for-you veggies and grains!
Of course, this recipe is just a jumping off point. If you don’t like cabbage, leave it out. Only have kale instead of spinach? Cool! Want to swap in honey for maple syrup? That’ll work, too. Don’t let the fact that there is a recipe listed below squelch your creativity. Go forth and bowl it up, kids!