Power bowls are customizable bowls that use four main building blocks to create a beautiful, nutritious meal. To build a power bowl, you’ll need the following four building blocks:
1. Complex Carbohydrates
4. Heart Healthy Fats
You may be wondering, where do I find these building blocks? Great question!
Complex carbohydrates are found in minimally processed grains and starchy vegetables. These foods are high in fiber, so they are more filling than foods that are more processed. They also take longer for our bodies to digest, which can help to keep blood sugars stable. Foods that are rich in complex carbohydrates serve as a great base for a power bowl because they are hearty and filling. Try the following foods as the base of your power bowl:
Suggested Flavor Combos
The beautiful thing about power bowls, is that they are customizable to fit your taste preferences and they can often be assembled with simple ingredients that you may already have on hand. Here are some flavor combinations that you may enjoy:
Here are some photos of power bowls we have made at home. On the left is a bowl with bulgar wheat, roasted veggies, a veggie sausage patty, and avocado. On the right is a bowl with bulgur wheat, roasted veggies, hummus and sunflower seeds.
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