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23 Easy Protein Bowl Recipes to Power Up Your Day

Are you looking for ways to up your protein intake? These protein bowl recipes are precisely what you need!

No matter your dietary preference, each one is jam-packed with protein. 

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Homemade Chicken and Quinoa Bowl with Green Vegetables

Creating a tasty and healthy protein bowl is an easy way to fuel your body right. 

They’re nutrient-dense and great for meal prep.

That means you can have them on hand for fast breakfasts, easy lunches, and quick dinners. 

Plus, you can customize them any way you like. 

From plant-based breakfasts to savory beef bowls, these hearty protein bowls will satisfy your cravings.

Plus, they won’t compromise nutrition.

So grab a bowl, pick out a recipe, and eat happily for more energy!

1. Chicken Protein Bowl

Meet your new favorite recipe for meal prep Sunday! 

Quinoa, sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, and kale get topped with juicy chicken breast, almonds, and maple pecan dressing. 

It’s tasty, filling, and packed with a whopping 26 grams of protein.

2. Chicken Burrito Protein Bowl

Turn your chicken burrito into a high-protein bowl for a wholesome meal!

I love burritos as much as the next person, but they’re not always the healthiest choice. Enter this Chipotle-inspired recipe.

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Each beautiful bowl nixes the tortilla and loads up on fillings like cilantro lime rice, corn, black beans, and chicken. 

Cutting back on meat? No problem. Rice and beans together are a complete protein.

3. Easy Sheet Pan Shrimp and Quinoa Protein Bowl 

Contemplating between Asian takeout or making something at home? Go with the latter!

This sheet pan dinner utilizes what you have on hand to give you the meal you want minus the pricey bill.

By using quinoa instead of rice, you double up on the protein.

Plus, you cook it all on a sheet pan so cleanup is a breeze!

4. Vegan Fall Farro Protein Bowl 

If you’re trying to eat more seasonally while upping your protein, add this bowl to your fall rotation. 

Chickpeas, smoky tempeh, farro, and hummus make up the bulk of the plant protein.

Sweet potatoes, carrots, and almonds are the autumn-inspired offerings. 

Give it a squeeze of lemon and a handful of mixed greens for good measure. 

5. Poppy Seed Chicken Grain Bowl 

This protein grain bowl is a lifesaver! It comes together so quickly and easily.

What’s the secret, you ask? The Instant Pot! It truly does all the work.

Made with brown rice, chicken breast, poppy seeds, and spinach, you can throw this dinner together in minutes. 

It’s a satisfying dinner that’s also perfect for meal prepping.

6. Quinoa Protein Bowl

Out of all the healthy quinoa bowls, this one packs in a ton of plant protein. So vegans and carnivores can both enjoy it!

For the base, you’ll need kale, edamame, squash, and obviously quinoa.

To perk it up, coat everything with the zippy nut milk sauce. 

It only takes 30 minutes, so you can make it any night of the week.

7. Smoked Salmon Poke Bowl 

Another recipe you won’t want to miss is this smoked salmon poke bowl.

It’s full of delicious ingredients and packs so much flavor, plus a dose of nutrition.

The salmon is mixed in a sauce made with soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, fresh ginger, Sriracha, and salt, and it’s to die for.

You’ll make this tasty bowl again and again!

8. Greek Protein and Grain Bowls 

If you’re really looking to max out on protein, go Greek.

These nutritious bowls feed your body right while making your tastebuds happy.

They have 45 grams of protein, a ton of potassium, and calcium, too. 

As for the ingredients, it has chicken breast, couscous, feta, cucumbers, tomatoes, and then some.

9. Egg and Greens Protein Bowl 

Looking for some high-protein breakfast ideas? Add this to the list. 

You take a simple base of greens and load it up with roasted squash and fried eggs.

Add avocado slices for a bit more oomph and a boost of potassium. 

Feel free to also add tomatoes, feta cheese, roasted chickpeas, or anything else you fancy.

10. High Protein Breakfast Power Bowl

There are a lot of great ways to do sweet high protein breakfasts too. Take, for instance, this power bowl.

Vanilla protein powder, unsweetened almond milk, and chia seeds give cozy oatmeal a triple dose of protein. 

For some brain food, pile fresh berries, walnuts nuts, sunflower seeds, and Greek yogurt on top.

Between all those power foods, you’re looking at 34 grams of protein and 17 grams of fiber!

11. Sweet Potato Hash Protein Bowl

If you’re yearning for hash, give this sweet potato bowl a try.

Sweet potatoes are full of vitamin A, and potassium, and contain about 2 grams of protein per serving. 

They’re also incredibly delicious, making them a great choice for a high-protein hash!

Add chicken sausage, bell pepper, and kale to the mix for a savory bowl packing 16 grams of protein in total.

12. Tahini Kale Protein Bowl

Have you been overdoing the not-so-healthy foods? Hit the reset button with these tahini kale bowls. 

They’re full of nourishing ingredients like quinoa, tempeh, and broccoli.

If you’re thinking that’s sounding a bit blah, just wait until you try the tahini ginger sauce! 

Sweet, zippy, pungent, and nutty, it’s got a lot of flavors to offer your nutritious plant-based protein bowl.

13. Tasty Vegan Protein Bowl

Whether it’s Meatless Monday or you’re trying to incorporate more plant-based meals, these vegan bowls are great. 

Chickpeas, quinoa, and tofu sour cream add a ton of protein.

There’s also broccoli, sweet potato, mushrooms, and more to up the nutritious factor. 

Like many others on this list, it’s super adaptable, so you can adjust it to your preference. 

14. Crispy Chickpea and Greek Yogurt Protein Bowl

These unique bowls are all protein! 

They load up on creamy Greek yogurt, hummus, and pineapple-roasted chickpeas.

Give it a sprinkle of Moroccan seasoning and dig in with fresh pita chips.

They’re great for a meal or a protein-boosting snack. 

15. Super Garlicky Grilled Chicken Protein Bowl 

Here’s a quick chicken dinner that will save you in a pinch. 

It’s a wholesome combination of lentil quinoa rice, salad mix, and seasoned grilled chicken. 

Everything comes pre-cooked so all you have to do is warm and serve. Now, that’s a meal I think we can all get behind!

16. Protein Bowl

This Japanese-inspired bowl is fresh, healthy, and completely meat-free.

It’s sort of like a deconstructed sushi roll with tofu as the main protein.

It includes quinoa, vibrant veggies, and cubes of tofu smothered in a sweet protein dressing.

If you have the time, it’s a great lunch. Otherwise, you can treat yourself to a scrumptious dinner!

17. Spicy Honey Soy Turkey Protein Bowl 

While I’m thinking of Asian bowls, you should seriously give this one a try. 

You can pick a base of rice, quinoa, or cauliflower rice.

As for the protein, you get ground turkey in a sweet garlicky ginger umami sauce.

Add steamed broccoli, a sprinkle of sesame seeds, and a drizzle of Sriracha to top it off.

It will take you about 20 minutes, making it great for weeknights. 

18. Beef Protein Bowl

Have some ground beef you need to use up? These savory bowls are perfect!

They’re excellent for a hearty breakfast or a comforting dinner. 

Each one is jam-packed with browned beef, zucchini, spinach, cauliflower rice, and fried eggs. 

Top it off with salsa verde or let the flavors shine.

In between the cumin, chili powder, and paprika, it has plenty of seasoning.

19. Peanut Butter and Greek Yogurt Keto Protein Bowl 

These keto power bowls will rev you up for a busy day! They’re just about as easy as easy power bowls can get. 

You combine Greek yogurt, protein powder, peanut butter, and keto sweetener until it’s smooth and creamy. That’s it!

For more texture, top it with nuts, chia seeds, or granola. Toppings or not, it takes about 5 minutes.

20. Tofu Protein Bowl 

When I get a hankering for a quick vegan dinner, I turn to this tofu protein bowl. 

It’s made with crispy tofu, edamame, and a delicious almond butter sauce.

It packs a whopping 25 grams of protein, which is a lot, considering this is a meat-free meal.

Trust me, you’ll love it, even if you aren’t vegan!

21. High Protein Chicken Bowl with Cashew Lime Crema 

In a word, this bowl is scrumptious! Every ingredient is perfectly seasoned to create a harmonious match of flavors. 

It has spicy chicken, cilantro lime rice, chili powder-dusted sweet potatoes, and earthy black beans. 

To round that all out, there’s a cashew lime crema that’s purely divine!

22. High-Protein Acai Bowl

Energize your body all summer long with this acai bowl. 

Between the frozen fruit and fresh topping, it couldn’t be more refreshing.

Meanwhile, Greek yogurt, protein powder, and nuts make it high-protein.

And, it’s as easy as blending, topping, and eating!

23. Autumn Harvest Quinoa Bowls

With winter around the corner, eating healthy is more important than ever.

So up your nutrient intake with a glowing harvest bowl. 

It has a medley of fall favorites, including Brussels sprouts, roast squash, and apple cider dressing.

As for protein, it has both chickpeas and quinoa. 

Hearty and wholesome, this vegan bowl will give you a ton of energy to power you through the day.

23 Easy Protein Bowl Recipes to Power Up Your Day

Add some nutrition to your day with these protein bowl recipes! From chicken to shrimp to salmon, there’s a bowl on this list for everyone to enjoy.

Ingredients

  • Chicken Protein Bowl

  • Chicken Burrito Protein Bowl

  • Easy Sheet Pan Shrimp and Quinoa Protein Bowl

  • Vegan Fall Farro Protein Bowl

  • Super Honey Poppyseed Chicken Protein Bowl

  • Quinoa Protein Bowl

  • Super Smoked Salmon Protein Bowl

  • Greek Protein and Grain Bowls

  • Egg and Greens Protein Bowl

  • High Protein Breakfast Power Bowl

  • Sweet Potato Hash Protein Bowl

  • Tahini Kale Protein Bowl

  • Tasty Vegan Protein Bowl

  • Crispy Chickpea and Greek Yogurt Protein Bowl

  • Super Garlicky Grilled Chicken Protein Bowl

  • Protein Bowl

  • Spicy Honey Soy Turkey Protein Bowl

  • Beef Protein Bowl

  • Peanut Butter and Greek Yogurt Keto Protein Bowl

  • Gingery 5-Spice Tofu Protein Bowl

  • High Protein Chicken Bowl with Cashew Lime Crema

  • High Protein Acai Bowl

  • Autumn Harvest Quinoa Bowls

Directions

  • Select your favorite recipe.
  • Organize all the required ingredients.
  • Prep a protein bowl in 30 minutes or less!
Protein Bowl Recipes

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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