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Kainos in Rochester, NY inspired my Greek Power Bowl (a personal favorite)

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If you know me, you know just how much I love being inspired by local restaurants especially those with authentic foods from the Mediterranean regions. That is why Kainos on Exchange Blvd in Rochester, NY is one of my absolute favorites. They have the best gyro in town and their Nescafe Frappe tastes just like those on Greek beaches.

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Their greek salad is what inspired my Greek Power Bowl. I named it a Greek Power Bowl because it includes my version of a Greek salad with olives and feta, staple Greek ingredients.

A Greek Power Bowl is a perfect meal any day of the week. It cincludes some of Greece’s main foods including fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, feta, and olives. It’s perfectly combinations of crunchy and refreshing make it perfect of a spring or summer weeknight dinner.

The Mediterranean region inspires a lot of my favorite dishes, Greek Power Bowl being one of them. A variety of vegetable as well as olives and feta, which are both highly used in the Mediterranean. Not only are these flavorful but also look so pretty on a plate because of all the different colors.

What is a Greek Power Bowl?

This bowl is made of brown rice, grilled chicken, and a greek salad. It is packed with protein, complex carbohydrates, fiber, fats, and refreshing vegetables.

The mail ingredients that make this a Greek bowl are the olives and feta cheese. Not only is the climate in Greece perfect for growing quality olives, it also has a valuable meaning. An olive tree in Ancient Greek tradition symbolized wealth, health, beauty, and wisdom.

Feta, on the other had, is Greece’s favorite cheese because they have been making some one of the word’s best feta cheese usually made from sheep’s milk or sometimes a mix of sheep and cow’s milk.

What ingredients make up the Greek Power Bowl?

  • Grilled Chicken: Chicken cooked any way works for this dish. I like to use grilled chicken or rotisserie chicken as they are the easiest for a quick salad bowl such as this one.
  • Brown rice: I like to use brown rice to make this dish filling and give it a boost of fiber, however, rice of choice can be used.
  • Greek Salad: Cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red onions, feta, olives, and parsley make up the salad for this Greek chicken Salad Bowl. A simple olive oil and vinegar is great dressing for this salad.

Making a Greek Chicken Salad Bowl low carb.

This bowl is easy to adjust to individual needs. To make this bowl low carb, substitute the brown rice with a bed of romaine lettuce or spring mix.

Although not low carb, you can also substitute the brown rice of pita or other bread of choice.

Tzatziki as dipping sauce.

To make this Greek Power Bowl a little more interesting, I sometimes include tzatziki as dipping sauce for the chicken and it is AH-MAZING!!!

Ingredients

  • 4 grilled chicken
  • 2 cups brown rice cooked
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • ½ red onion chopped
  • ¼ cup feta crumbs
  • 8-12 black Greek Olives pitted
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp parsley flakes
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tsp red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • To make the salad, chop cucumber and red onions, slice cherry tomatoes and olives in half, and mix them together in a bowl. Mix in feta, parsley and oregano. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Mix together and divide into 4.
  • To complete your Greek Power Bowls, add 1/2 cup of cooked brown rice and 3-4oz grilled chicken to each bowl.

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