Paleo Balance Bowl
BOWLS! Paleo Bowls! Mixing a bunch of ingredients into a bowl for any meal is the way to go. I also have a weird love for putting warm ingredients on salads which this bowl does beautifully. 1st choice in topping this bowl was butternut squash. It has tons of Vitamin A, lots of fiber and not to mention is DELISH when roasted. So that was an obvious choice. Then avocado… OBVI. Don’t really need to explain that one because we love our healthy fats!! Then you can really top this with any protein of your choice but chicken is always on hand and always delicious. For dressing I went with tahini! Whoever thought to pulverize roasted sesame seeds could be one of my favorite people. This dressing to to die for. The flavorful tahini mixed with some lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and spices makes a killer dressing that you’ll want to eat from a spoon. So there you have it. I called this a balance bowl because that is exactly what it is… a perfectly balanced meal in a bowl! Do yourself a favor and make this bowl asap. You could even prep all the ingredients one day and have bowls ready all week!
The browned pieces of the butternut are the best pieces… in my humble opinion.
I made a big batch of the tahini dressing to keep in my fridge for the week and pour on…. basically anything and everything.
nom. nom . nom. Paleo Bowl!
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Nutrition for Paleo Balance Bowl
This recipe makes 2 servings and is jam packed with veggies and lean meat. The adult male and female DRIs for vegetables is 2.5 cups per day. This Paleo Bowl recipe alone is going to cover 80% of the daily recommended needs! There also is no dairy and no cheese so that lowers the calorie amount overall! If you are looking to add more veggies into your meals and love carryout places like Chipotle and Flame Broiler then you are going to love this recipe!Print
Paleo Balance Bowl
- 2 chicken thighs or breasts
- 12 oz chopped Butternut squash (about 2 ½ cups)
- 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 6 cups mixed greens
- 1 avocado, chopped
- ¼ cup tahini
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons water
- garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place butternut squash on a baking sheet. Toss with 2 teaspoons of melted coconut oil, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper & ¼ teaspoon garlic powder. Roast in the oven for 25 minutes, tossing around half way through.
- Take your chicken and sprinkle both sides with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place a large saute pan over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and let heat up for about 30 seconds. Then add chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side depending on how thick they are (If they are thick i suggest pounding them down a bit so they all have even thickness). Set chicken aside.
- In a small bowl combine tahini, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, water, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper & ¼ teaspoon garlic powder. Toss a couple of tablespoons of dressing over the greens in a large bowl until evenly coated.
- To assemble bowl add lettuce and top with butternut squash, chopped chicken and avocado pieces. Drizzle more tahini dressing on top and enjoy!
Like the balance bowl i think its a healthy recipe, I think im personally going to try it out so i can keep up with current events on health and live a balanced life .
Made this tonight and it was absolutely delicious!!! Thank you for sharing the recipe.
Woo hoo!! You will be addicted to that tahini dressing in no time!! 🙂 Thanks so much!
Hello! I followed the measurements for the dressing and it turned out watery. Is that right or should it look thicker like in the photo? Please advise. Thanks!
Oh shoot! It shouldn’t be super watery. In order to thicken it up again you can add some more tahini!
I also found the dressing to be too watery. Luckily, I looked at the comments for suggestions! I would recommend putting in a note in the recipe itself about what to do if the dressing comes out too thick or thin. Thanks 🙂 otherwise, love this recipe!!
Amazing dressing! Thank you so much. I added more lemon because I love the lemony taste, and it was delicious!
Yahoo! I make this dressing all the time and pour it on all of my roasted veggies! So glad you liked it!
Chicken cannot be done in 8 minutes in a pan unless you deep fried it! And noone in a professional kitchen “pounds” chicken to be even. Please take a look at the recipe again. 8Min=raw chicken
Hello! My chicken did cook for 4 minutes on each side and cooked through! It was pretty thin so you definitely have to pound it for that reason. Sorry if this didn’t work for you!
Wow… way to be ridiculously judgmental and unhelpful
My husband and I found this recipe while he was doing the whole 30 and we both LOVE it. It’s awesome!
YAY!! Love it too, so many ways to mix it up with different seasonal veggies too! 🙂 Thanks!!
I have not made the bowl yet but I made the tahini dressing to use with other stuff. OMG, it is so good and I’m addicted now! Thank you for sharing!
YAY!! I know right?! One of my faves, I put it on everything!! 🙂
Made this tonight, turned out fabulous. I love Tahini and followed the directions to a tee but my dressing did not look like the what’s in the picture. Is the dressing in the picture different? Please advise.
It might depend on how oily your tahini is! If it is too thick add some water, if it is to thin, add some more tahini!
Girl. I was looking for something to make tonight for dinner and came across this. It was AMAZING! I will be having this lots ! And couldn’t be easier ! Thanks for the recipe.
Awesome!! This is one of my favorites, so simple and yummy! Glad you felt the same!! 🙂
So how many servings is this recipe supposed to be? We made this into 4 bowls for our work lunches. I eat a small morning and afternoon snack, so I try to keep my meals smaller. Do you happen to know the nutrition facts for this recipe?
Oh, I see it now. 2 bowls Thanks.
Nutrition facts would still be great though.
I don’t post nutrition facts! I don’t count calories or macros and just try to eat real food! You can enter everything in My Fitness Pal or an app like that to calculate!
I’m thinking of making this ahead of time to take for lunch at work. Does this re-heat well? Or can this be eaten cold? Thanks!
It can be eaten cold or you can reheat the squash and chicken!
Love it . Was going crazy on this whole 30 now i found some dressing , thanks….
This is absolutely delicious! Much better than I thought it would be! I also added a little bit of quinoa and it was perfect!
Fabulous!! I didn’t have garlic powder so I used chopped fresh garlic with the butternut squash, and I crushed the fresh garlic for the dressing. YUM!! Someone mentioned their dressing turned out watery – make sure you mix your tahini really good. It doesn’t have emulsifiers in it, so it settles like a natural peanut butter does;)