Did the holiday season leave you run-down? Whether eating healthy in 2019 is your new year’s resolution or not, most of us can use some help in these area.
But where do we start? How about a power bowl?
Packed with a balance of protein, fiber, good carbs and other key nutrients, power bowls make it easy to stick with a sound diet year-round. Here are 13 restaurants around the Valley for a delicious and satisfying meal in a bowl.
The plant-based Glow Bowl ($9.50) combines spicy sweet potato noodles, bok choy, zucchini, jalapeño, shiitake mushroom, coconut milk and sunflower butter. Vegan and gluten-free, this bowl is offered in January only.
Details: Uptown Plaza, 100 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. 480-212-0180. For locations in Scottsdale, Arcadia and Desert Ridge Marketplace, visit iamaflowerchild.com.
Phoenix Public Market Cafe
The chilled rice bowl ($10.50) is packed with brown rice, market vegetables, avocado, sliced mushrooms, toasted sesame seeds, spicy mayo and sesame vinaigrette. The warm black beans and rice ($9.50) is topped with avocado, feta and salsa. Also available at Tempe Public Market Cafe.
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Luci’s Healthy Marketplace
A new lineup of power bowls includes I’m No Spring Chicken Bowl ($10.99) with grilled chicken, field greens, spinach, quinoa, cherry tomatoes, avocado and hard-boiled egg. The hot Mojo Bowl ($9.99) is made with farro, quinoa, chickpeas, black bean, yellow squash, red onion, red peppers, avocado, feta and egg. Also served at Luci’s at the Orchard.
Details: 1590 E. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix. 602-773-1339. The Orchard, 7100 N. 12th St., Phoenix. lucisurbanconcepts.com.
This new healthy, fast-casual Mexican restaurant just added the Keto Bowl ($13.95) to its menu. It's packed with Spanish-style cauliflower rice, sauteed tri-color peppers, avocado, sauteed garlic Brussels sprouts, Roma tomatoes, black olives and arbol salsa. It’s served with your choice of protein and queso.
Details: Kierland Commons, Greenway Parkway and Scottsdale Road, Phoenix. 480-676-3469, tocayaorganica.com.
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True Food Kitchen
The vegan chorizo bowl ($14) combines jicama slaw, avocado, dried sweet corn, Anasazi beans and radishes with a side of corn tortillas. Miso-glazed sweet potato and turmeric give the ancient grains ($14) a punch of color alongside charred onion, snow pea, grilled portobello, avocado and hemp seed. The teriyaki quinoa bowl ($14) comes with broccoli, heirloom carrot, bok choy, mushroom, brown rice, avocado and toasted sesame comprise. Add tofu, chicken, shrimp, steak or salmon ($4-$9)
Details: Scottsdale Quarter, 15191 N. Scottsdale Road. 480-265-4500. Biltmore Fashion Park, 2502 E. Camelback Road. Phoenix. 602-774-3488, truefoodkitchen.com.
Go light with the French Quarter’s ($13) mélange of shrimp, avocado, baby spinach, red onion, red pepper, cucumber, cayenne, parsley and creamy avocado atop brown rice or spring mix. For a lighter rendition of a heavy favorite, try the Moroccan Mac & Cheese ($13) with quinoanoodles, chicken, Cheddar, feta and harissa sauce.
Details: 15689 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale. 480-991-9901. Also, 4727 E. Bell Road, Phoenix. 602-833-6800. For locations in downtown Phoenix and Gilbert, visit grabbagreen.com.
Feel instantly healthy with the So Fresh & So Green ($13) with shaved sprouts, kiwi, peas, avocado, green onions, cucumber, broccoli, pistachios, spinach and kale in a kiwi-lime vinaigrette.
Details: 4041 N. 40th St., Phoenix. 602-553-7227. Also, 10199 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale. 480-935-2949. For more locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale, visit thevig.us.
Farm & Craft
The new probiotic bowl ($10) will make your belly happy with warm garbanzo beans, quinoa tabbouleh, red beet power kraut, shaved pickled cucumber, romaine hearts and cucumber herb yogurt sauce. Add chicken ($4) or salmon ($7).
Details: 4302 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480-568-8980. Also, 5538 N. Seventh St., Phoenix. 602-875-5620, ilovefarmandcraft.com.
Start the day off with a hot breakfast bowl. The sweet potato and greens bowl ($8.39) boasts sunny-side-up eggs over kale, spinach, red onion, bell peppers, veracha, goat cheese and crunchy pepitas. The protein breakfast bowl ($8.79) is a bed of quinoa topped with sunny-side-up eggs, served with sausage, roasted tomatoes and spinach.
Details: 1380 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. 623-935-1131. Also, 6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe. 480-838-9773. More Valley-wide locations at wildflowerbread.com.
Build your own bowl, starting with a base ($4) like quinoa or roasted veggies; adding a protein ($3.50-$5) like roasted chicken or sausage; and finishing it off with a bevvy of topping options like barbacoa sauce, salsa, dressing or cheese (75 cents-$4.85). One of owner Colton Grubb’s favorites is the power bowl ($10.95), loaded with quinoa, roasted vegetables, kale, roasted chicken, Parmesan and basil pesto (add a fried egg for $1.15.)
Details: 384 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert. 480-699-9188. Also, 4165 S. Gilbert Road, Chandler. 480-454-3299, grubstak.com.
Original Chop Shop
Warm up with the spicy Korean steak bowl ($11), topped with green onion and sesame seeds; or the green curry tofu ($7), garnished with cilantro and sugar snap peas. All bowls come with roasted broccoli, cauliflower, onion, carrot, mushroom and choice of starch, such as brown rice or sweet potato hash. Add forbidden rice or quinoa for $1.
Details: 21227 S. Ellsworth Loop Drive, Queen Creek. 480-745-7350. Also, 16205 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480-372-2333. More Valley-wide locations at originalchopshop.com.
Smoky with a touch of heat, the red quinoa with cilantro jalapeño hummus ($9.29) includes baby kale, spinach, arugula, red onion, cucumbers, garlic, feta and toasted pine nuts with a side of blue corn chips or pita.
Details: 7530 W. Bell Road, Glendale. 623-486-2615. Also, 4 E. University Drive, Tempe. 480-804-0234. More Valley-wide locations at pitajungle.com.
Fresh Healthy Cafe
A bed of quinoa kicks off the build-your-own protein bowl option ($7.79). From there, add a protein ($2) like chicken, turkey or hummus; and four vegetables, such as greens, bell peppers, beans and beets. Top it with almonds or sesame seeds and dress it with citrus vinaigrette, Asian sesame or creamy Caesar.
Details: Westgate Entertainment District, Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue in Glendale. 623-505-3277, freshrestaurants.com.