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Last Updated on January 19, 2021 by Ellen Christian
This Easy Tuna Power Bowl is a great change from a salad or soup for lunch. It’s one of my favorite power bowls for lunch. Try it today.
Power bowls are a relatively new concept to me but from what I see, they’ve been around for a while. I’m always on the lookout for a new Paleo or gluten-free lunch idea to enjoy.
How to Make an Easy Tuna Power Bowl
I try to keep it Paleo and my daughter is gluten-free so this idea works for lunch for her (or me if I remove the grains). Power bowls are nutrient-rich lunch (or dinner) bowls that typically have whole foods that are high in antioxidants.
It’s sort of a healthy version of a fast-food lunch. Throw it all in a bowl and take it with you to work or to eat on the go to avoid less healthy options.
You can easily customize your power bowl to make it Whole 30, Paleo, Primal, Gluten-Free, or for any other healthy diet. I really wanted a quinoa power bowl so that’s one of the ingredients I chose.
Power bowl variations
To make a power bowl filling and nutritious, it should have a few basic components: protein, vegetables, and fiber. The specifics of what you actually add to your power bow will depend on your health goals.
To keep it vegan or vegetarian, get your protein from beans and seeds. To keep it Paleo, eliminate the grains and the dairy.
And, to keep it diabetic-friendly, make sure you avoid super sweet fruits and go low on carbohydrates.
I like to have a variety of different tastes and textures in my power bowl. Crunchy can come from nuts and seeds. Sweet can come from roasted sweet potatoes, fruit, or pickled beets.
Tartness can come from lemon juice, arugula, or radishes. Creamy can come from guacamole or cottage cheese. If you like spicy, add some salsa to your power bowl.
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How can I store leftovers?
This is really the type of recipe that’s best enjoyed when it’s first made. While you can certainly cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate it, it won’t be as good the next day.
The flavors may mix together. And, the bottom of the salad may become soggy depending on what you used in your recipe.
You can reduce the size of this tuna power bowl by simply using less of each ingredient. It makes a great power bowl for lunch so you can make two small salads in their own bowl.
- 1 can of wild caught tuna
- baby greens
- cottage cheese (omit if Paleo)
- pickled beets
- clementine oranges
- pumpkin seeds
- lemon (to squeeze on tuna)
- quinoa (omit if Paleo or Primal)
- Add each item in segments to the bowl.
- If you're taking the power bowl with you to lunch, you may want to keep the cottage cheese and the pickled beets in separate containers to keep them from making a mess.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 441Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 414mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 14gSugar: 19gProtein: 31g
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