Meal bowls have taken the world by a storm, i.e. smoothie bowls, buddha bowls, protein bowls, rice bowls.

They all have different names, but one thing in common…

PROTEIN

We’ve all seen them in magazines and social media with their beautifully, bright colors catching your eye. The best thing about them, in my opinion, is that they are simply effortless. Do you have extra meat from last night’s dinner or toppings from yesterday’s salad? Perfect. These meal extras make the perfect toppings for a delicious protein bowl!

 

 

We have created two versions of a protein bowl that are simply, delicious: Southwest Protein Bowl and Tex-Mex Protein Bowl. These are the perfect recipes to get you ready for Cinco de Mayo with all the power packed nutrition to keep your night going strong with friends and margaritas.

 

Southwest Protein Bowl

 

This nutrition filled bowl uses simple whole foods to complete your meal’s nutrition. The brown rice starch layer give substance to this bowl full of protein and vegetables. As for the toppings, they are simple: extra cooked chicken meat, 13 Foods Tortuga! Black Beans, prepped frozen corn, red onion (sautéed or not), diced tomatoes, Pico de Gallo (homemade or store-bought), and lastly, our delicious Spicy Toasted Chickpeas. Drizzle your favorite dressing, we used an avocado cilantro ranch dressing, to top the bowl. Sprinkle cheese and cilantro to your liking and fresh juice from a lime. These classic whole-foods’ flavors have a pop of Southwest in every bite. 

Click here for Southwest Protein Bowl recipe

 

Tex-Mex Protein Bowl

 

BBQ sauce, pulled pork, and beans stuffed into one bowl. This recipe can be yours to play with. What do we mean by this? The recipe isn’t tailored to a specific sauce, use your favorite. Some of our favorites are from Texas! Get it? Beans and meat with Texas BBQ sauce…yes, that right, we’re calling this bowl our Tex-Mex Protein Bowl. Once you’ve found your pulled pork and BBQ sauce, your set to make this bowl. Whip out those frozen beans from your freezer and rice from the cooker because it’s layering time! This protein bowl has a base of regular white rice, but if you want to use quinoa or brown rice instead? Go for it! Layer the rice on the bottom of the bowl as this is your meal’s starch. Then, layer the delicious toppings: 13 Foods Tortuga! Black beans and Rojo! Red Beans, pulled pork, diced sweet peppers, pico de gallo (homemade or store-bought), and lastly, chili peppers. Yumm, how can you not dive right in? But, don’t forget your favorite BBQ sauce, cheese of choice, cilantro, and fresh juice from a lime. This bowl full of goodness will take you from your lunch break to your favorite Tex-Mex restaurant!

Click here for Tex-Mex Protein Bowl recipe

 

These bowls are simply, easy to prepare and great for meal planning.

Begin enjoying these recipes today. You won’t regret it!