Greek goodness bowls

Greek goodness bowls

Use this list of ingredients from Beci Falkenberg, a chef at Cancer Wellness at Piedmont, to create your own Greek-inspired goodness bowls full of fresh green vegetables, protein and flavor. Drizzle your bowls with a little vinaigrette and enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • Greens: Any leafy greens or combination such as spinach, kale, spring mix, etc.

  • Cooked chickpeas

  • Cherry tomatoes, diced

  • Cucumber, diced or sliced

  • Bell pepper or roasted red peppers, diced or sliced

  • Red onion, diced

  • Kalamata olives, whole or sliced

  • Feta cheese, crumbled

  • Artichokes or banana peppers

  • Optional protein: Cooked chicken or shrimp, wild-caught canned sardines or hummus

  • Optional grains/starches: Cooked quinoa, brown rice, whole wheat couscous, roasted cubed sweet potato or baked pita chips

  • Optional healthy fat: Avocado

To create your bowl, start with a big handful of greens. Layer the vegetables, chickpeas/optional protein, ½ cup of grains or 2 tablespoons of hummus, a little onion, olives and feta cheese. Then, lightly drizzle the vinaigrette; you will not need much with all the flavorful toppings.

Basic vinaigrette                                         

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 3 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 1 clove garlic, minced or ¼ to ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or Italian spice blend

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well; taste and adjust seasoning, if needed.                                                                 

Marinade for chicken

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup white or red balsamic vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder and black pepper

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 1.5 tablespoons Italian seasoning spice blend

Marinate two to three large chicken breasts/thighs for 20 minutes to one hour before cooking.

Check out more recipes and nutrition tips from Cancer Wellness experts.

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