New American Plate Challenge

Green Goodness Power Bowl

Weekly Recipe
Serves 4

There is nothing better than a warm, comforting bowl of nutritious and delicious flavors after a long day. And with the green Spring bounty growing up in abundance right now, the best meals are simple ones that balance flavor, nutrition, and comfort in a few quick steps. This power bowl has it all, filling carbs, rich protein, hearty fats, loads of greens, and a sauce to put it over the top.


  • 1 Tablespoon
    coconut oil
  • 1
    small yellow onion
  • 4 Cups
    swiss chard or kale, shredded
  • 1 1/2 Cup
  • 1 Cup
    snap peas
  • 2 1/4 Cups
    cooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 Cup
    adzuki beans or substitute pinto, black or kidney beans
  • 1/4 Cup
  • 1
    clove garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons
    nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon
    lemon juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon
    sea salt
  • 1
    small avocado, sliced
  • cilantro, for garnish (optional)


  1. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add onion and saute until translucent. Add greens, broccoli, and snap peas and let them cook until just bright green and kale starts to wilt.

  2. Layer quinoa and beans into 4 serving bowls. Top with green veggie mixture.

  3. In a blender or mason jar, combine tahini, garlic, nutritional yeast, lemon juice and salt until smooth. Drizzle over bowls.

  4. Garnish with avocado slices and cilantro.

Nutrition: Per serving: 442 calories, 21 g fat, 58 g carbohydrates, 18 g protein, 204 mg sodium


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