The Presser Bowl: Healthy Power Bowl

My husband and I have made all kinds of power bowl variations, but this one is our go-to. It’s a staple in our household and has become our signature dish. Hence the name, The Presser Bowl — our version of a healthy power bowl!

It’s a no-brainer weeknight meal that’s nutritious, satisfying, and ready to eat in less than 30 minutes.

This recipe is really more of a guide (as are many Nourish with Nik recipes) — swap out whichever veggies, grain, and protein you have on hand. Make it your own!

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What is a power bowl?

There isn’t ONE definition of a power bowl. The way I define it is an all-in-one meal in a bowl that includes:

  • a grain
  • vegetables
  • a protein (optional)

Some people like to include leafy greens, dressing, and toppings. I usually like to keep it reeeal simple though.

The Presser Bowl typically consists of:

The variations are truly endless — you can customize a power bowl in a million different ways to fit your preferences + what ingredients you have on hand!

Healthy Power Bowl Ingredient Ideas:

  • Grains: Quinoa, rice, couscous, potatoes, pasta
  • Vegetables: Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, onion, garlic, brussels sprouts, zucchini, butternut or acorn squash, sweet potatoes, peppers
  • Protein: Ground turkey, ground beef, chicken sausage, turkey sausage, chicken breast, eggs, black beans, tofu, tempeh

The Presser Bowl

Serving Size: 2-3
Cooking Time: 15 minutes


  • 2 cups cooked quinoa*
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup brussels sprouts, halved or quartered
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2-3 links chicken sausage
  • Additional ideas: broccoli, sweet potatoes, zucchini, corn, black beans, cauliflower

* We often use a frozen mediterranean quinoa that is steamed in the microwave – it’s super quick, easy, + tasty!


  1. Heat 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil in large pan. Sauté onion + garlic for 1-2 minutes over medium-high heat. Add remaining veggies and cook until tender-crisp, stirring frequently.
  2. Meanwhile, in a separate pan, sauté chicken sausage according to package instructions.
  3. When everything is finished cooking, add quinoa + chicken sausage to veggie mixture. Stir in cheese and any other desired toppings (e.g. avocado + hot sauce) and enjoy!

Drop me a comment to let me know if you try out this recipe and if so, how you make it your own! 🙂


love always, nik

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  1. Audrey says:

    Absolutely delicious! A fav or both Aaron and I! 🙂

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