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These 8 Bowl Recipes Have 30 Grams of Protein (or More)

April 1, 2024
Courtesy of Six Hungry Feet

There’s just something about a meal in a bowl — it’s convenient, it’s easy to mix everything together, it’s somehow just more fun than a plate. We gathered 8 power bowl recipes for any eating style, and all pack at least 30 grams of satisfying, muscle-building protein. They’re perfect for lunch or dinner, easy to prep, healthy, and delicious — grab a bowl and get ready for a nourishing meal. 

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1. Sesame-Crusted Tofu Bowl

Sesame-crusted tofu bowls

Courtesy of Food by Maria

Here’s a veggie-forward bowl that’s loaded with color, texture, and flavor. With crispy sesame-crusted tofu cubes, edamame, red cabbage, mango, and avocado, it’s super nutritious and satisfying. We love the mayo-hot sauce combo to drizzle on top, too.  

Try this recipe from Food by Maria.

2. Beef Protein Bowl

Beef protein bowl

Courtesy of The Dizzy Cook

Head to the southwest with the flavors in this bowl, thanks to chili powder, smoked paprika, and cumin, not to mention the salsa on top. Enjoy the mix of ground beef with zucchini, spinach, and scallions, all spooned on top of cauliflower rice, which adds nutrients and fiber and keeps the carbs low.

Try this recipe from The Dizzy Cook.

3. Quinoa and Ground Turkey Skillet

Quinoa and ground turkey skillet

Courtesy of Piper Cooks

All the best parts of a burrito come together in this protein bowl, with quinoa taking the place of the usual tortilla. It has tons of flavor, with seasoned ground turkey, pickled jalapenos, bell pepper, corn, and tomatoes. We’d top it with salsa, shredded cheddar or jack cheese, and some toasted pepitas.

Try this recipe from Piper Cooks.

4. Spicy Tuna Roll Bowl

Spicy tuna roll bowl

Courtesy of Show Me the Yummy

Craving sushi? Put down the takeout menu and whip up this version in a snap. With canned tuna, cucumber, carrots, avocado, and spicy mayo over brown rice, it hits all the notes. Open up some toasted seaweed sheets to have with it for added nutrients and that sushi experience.

Try this recipe from Show Me the Yummy.

5. Slow Cooker Mango Salsa Chicken Bowl with Coconut Rice

Mango salsa chicken with coconut rice

Courtesy of Cooking Classy

Fire up your slow cooker for this power bowl, which has 38 grams of protein and 12 grams of fiber. Coconut rice is the base, and you top it with chicken simmered in mango salsa and a mix of spices, infusing it with tropical flavor. 

Try this recipe from Cooking Classy.

6. Vegan Buddha Bowl with Tofu

Vegan Buddha bowl

Courtesy of Six Hungry Feet

A peanut butter-based sauce is reason enough to make this delicious plant-based power bowl, which also features baked marinated tofu, sweet potato, broccoli, radish, and avocado. With 30 grams of protein and 15 grams of fiber, it’s sure to keep you satisfied for hours. 

Try this recipe from Six Hungry Feet.

7. Chicken Burrito Bowl

Chicken burrito bowl

Courtesy of Dinner at the Zoo

Just like the bowls at your fave taco place, you can customize this one to include whatever you have on hand. Start with marinated grilled chicken, and from there, it’s up to you: Rice or quinoa? What flavor of salsa? Black beans, or refried? Whether you make the recipe as written or mix it up, you can’t go wrong. 

Try this recipe from Dinner at the Zoo.

8. Salmon Quinoa Bowl with Avocado and Greens

Salmon quinoa bowl

Courtesy of Kay Nutrition

Healthy omega-3 fats, plenty of greens, whole grains, and, of course, 33 grams of protein — this bowl is a nutritional powerhouse. You make the marinade on the salmon with just a few simple pantry ingredients, but it really elevates the flavor. It mixes beautifully with the cool freshness of the cucumber salad.

Try this recipe from Kay Nutrition.

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