Good ‘n healthy Power Bowl
August 9, 2019
Wellness Dietitian Janelle Glick, MA, RD, LDN, first shared her Power Bowl recipe at a Lancaster General Health community seminar on clean eating where it received rave reviews from the participants.
“Power Bowls are a great way to eat clean with color, crunch and energy-boosting protein,” says Janelle, who describes clean eating as “an approach to healthy eating that focuses on consuming unprocessed, whole foods as close to their natural form as possible.”
Power Bowls can also be simple when you choose whole grains and fresh seasonal vegetables.
- Quinoa is a healthy whole grain that is rich in protein, fiber, and vitamins.
- Chicken is just one option for lean protein, but others such as fish, egg, black beans, tofu, lean pork or steak can be used.
- Choose an assortment of greens and veggies with dark, intense colors to get the most nutrients.
- Avocado is a great source of heart-healthy fats and gives it a creamy texture.
Watch Janelle make a hearty, mouthwatering Power Bowl and then try your own, following her recipe or substituting your own favorites.
- ½ cup red quinoa
- 3 oz. grilled chicken
- 1 cup chopped romaine lettuce (or spring mix)
- ¼ cup diced fresh tomatoes
- ¼ cup diced orange peppers
- ¼ cup roasted yellow corn
- 1-2 tablespoons diced (small) red onion
- ¼ cup avocado
Cilantro Lime Ranch Crema
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 ½ teaspoons lime juice
- ¼ teaspoon sugar
- 2 oz. half and half
- ½ teaspoon cilantro
- 2 ¼ teaspoons ranch salad dressing
Combine the Power Bowl ingredients in a bowl. Puree the crema ingredients in a food processor or blender. Drizzle over the Power Bowl and enjoy!
567 calories; 25.3 g total fat (10.1 g saturated fat, 2.1 g polyunsaturated fat, 9.4 g monounsaturated fat); 444 mg sodium; 77 mg cholesterol; 54.4 g carbohydrate (9.4 g fiber, 6.3 g sugar); 32.6 g protein; 633 mg potassium.
Janelle Glick, MA, RD, LDN
Janelle Glick, MA, RD, LDN, is a wellness dietitian with Lancaster General Health Corporate Wellness.
Education: Janelle Glick holds a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics from Messiah College and a M.A. in Nutrition Education from Immaculata University. Her special areas of interest include weight management and health coaching.