Up your Nutrition Game with a High Wattage Power Bowl

Rebeccah and Laurel Wassner offer some great suggestions on quick, nutritious and hearty meals that are perfect for busy triathletes.

| February 10, 2017 | Nutrition

Winter Power Bowl

Winter Power Bowl

Photo >Laurel Wassner

Power Bowls are our answer to quick, nutrient-packed meals. They are easy to make and often require very little actual cooking (a bonus for us time-crunched athletes). The bowls can also be assembled ahead of time so that they are ready and waiting to be eaten after a hard day of training (another bonus!).

To build a Power Bowl, we start with a base of grains, rice, or noodles. This can be quinoa, coconut rice, glass noodles or your favorite grain. We then top the base with dark leafy greens, plus two to three additional vegetables. Next comes two to three different protein sources: fish, shrimp, steak, eggs, beans, cheese, avocado, nuts, seeds etc.

The combinations are endless and can be based on what you have on hand.

Or, let us do the thinking and follow one of these Power Bowl formulas:

http://www.athletefood.com/power-bowls

Learn more about the Wassner twins at their website "Athlete Food: Eat. Train. Race. Travel"

Laurel and Rebeccah Wassner finish first and second at the Israman Triathlon.

Laurel and Rebeccah Wassner finish first and second at the Israman Triathlon.

Photo >Kevin Mackinnon