Power Lunch Bowl

Power Lunch Bowl

Power bowls are the hot new food trend and provides a perfect balance of carbs, protein and healthy fats. They are hearty, filling dishes made of various greens, raw or roasted veggies, beans, tofu and a healthy grain like red quinoa or barley or rice and served with a dressing of your choice. 

I personally love power bowls because I can totally customize it to fit my favorite foods and dietary preferences. 

Assemble the bowl with red quinoa as the base and then add in lots of veggies, beans or tofu, and fresh herbs. 

This POWER LUNCH Bowl is packed with- 

  • Red Quinoa Pilaf tossed with olive oil, lime and cilantro. 
  • Buttery sweet corn 
  • Sautéed zucchini and yellow squash 
  • Sautéed black beans 
  • Sautéed Tofu 
  • Sautéed garlicky broccolini 
  • Lemon slice 

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Total Time

35 minutes



Ingredients for Red Quinoa Pilaf

  • 2 cups red quinoa 
  • 4 cups water to cook the quinoa 
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil 
  • 2 tbsp Lime juice 
  • 1 tbsp Jalapeno chopped fine 
  • Chopped cilantro

Ingredients for Buttery Corn

  • 1tbsp Butter 
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients for Sautéd Veggies

  • 1 cup zucchini  
  • 1 cup yellow squash 
  • 1 tsp olive oil 
  • 1 tsp red crushed pepper 
  • 1 tsp dried parsley 
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 

Ingredients for Sauted Black Beans

  • 2 cups Black beans  
  • 1 tsp Olive oil 
  • 1 tsp cumin powder 
  • 1 tsp red crushed pepper 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 
  • Chopped cilantro 

Ingredients for Sauted Tofu

  • 1 tsp olive oil 
  • 1 tbsp chopped onions 
  • 2 cups chopped tofu 
  • 1 tsp dried parsley 
  • 1/2 cup orange juice 
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper 
  • 1 tsp paprika 
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Ingredients for Sauted Garlicky Broccolini

  • 1 tsp olive oil 
  • A bunch of Broccolini 
  • 2 pods fresh garlic minced 
  • 1 tsp red crushed pepper 
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper 
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Directions for Red Quinoa Pilaf

  1. Rinse the Quinoa. 
  2. Bring the water to a boil. 
  3. Add quinoa to the boiling water. 
  4. Reduce the heat to low and cover it with a lid. 
  5. Simmer for about 15 minutes until the water is evaporated and   the quinoa is cooked. 
  6. Fluff quinoa with a fork and keep it aside to cool. 
  7. Now, heat a pan and add olive oil 
  8. Add the cooked quinoa. 
  9. Add the chopped jalapeno, chopped cilantro and mix well. 
  10. Add lime juice. 

Directions for Buttery Corn

  1. Combine the frozen corn in a bowl and microwave for 4 minutes. 
  2. Add butter in a pan. 
  3. Add the boiled corn in the pan and stir well. 
  4. Season with salt and pepper.

Directions for Sauted Veggies

  1. Dice zucchini into medium size chunks 
  2. Dice yellow squash into medium size chunks 
  3. Heat olive oil in the pan. 
  4. When the oil is hot, add the zucchini and yellow squash and stir 
  5. Add red crushed pepper, dried parsley, lemon pepper and salt to taste. 
  6. Sauté it till the veggies are tender.

Directions for Sauted Black Beans

  1. Open one can of black beans. 
  2. Wash it and drain it well. 
  3. Heat oil in a pan. 
  4. Add the black beans. 
  5. Add red crushed pepper, cumin powder and salt to taste. 
  6. Add lemon juice and cilantro. 
  7. Keep it aside. 

Directions for Sauted Tofu

  1. Chop Tofu into thick long pieces. 
  2. Add olive oil in a pan. 
  3. Add chopped onions and sauté it. 
  4. Add the Tofu and stir fry in high heat until golden brown and crisp. 
  5. Add cayenne powder 
  6. Pour the orange juice and stir fry in high heat till the Tofu absorbs all of it and becomes spongy. 
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

    Directions for Sautéed Garlicky Broccolini

    1. Heat oil in a pan and sauté the chopped garlic for 2 minutes. 
    2. Add the long stem broccolini and sauté till done. 
    3. Season with lemon pepper, salt and black pepper to taste.

    Serving Suggestion for Arranging the Power Bowl

    1. In a colorful Bowl, Arrange Red Quinoa PilafButtery sweet cornSautéed veggies, sautéed black beansSautéed TofuSautéed garlicky broccolini. 
    2. Your Power lunch Bowl is ready. 
    3. Serve with a slice of lime. 
    4. Serve with Creamy Avocado lime Dressing or any other dressing of your choice. 

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