This nutritious Macro Power Bowl is packed with smoked sausage, whole foods like seasoned riced cauliflower, sweet potatoes, and spinach. Top it off with a fried egg and it's perfect for breakfast. Or, pack them up for the ideal meal prep lunch. This bowl is easy to customize and full of flavor, for a healthy meal that you actually crave!
If you need more healthy options for grab-and-go lunches, this protein bowl has you covered. It's naturally gluten free, packed with healthy fats, and it's packed with veggies to help keep your immune system in great shape! If you have dietary restrictions, you'll find that this superfood bowl is easy to customize to suit your needs.
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❤️Why you'll love this
- Simple ingredients: If you have lots of veggies in your fridge you don't know what to do with, this is the recipe for you. It uses pantry staples, virtually any veggie you want, smoked sausage, and some eggs. Super simple, but incredibly delicious!
- Refined sugar free, low carb & gluten free: This recipe is naturally free of any gluten or refined sugar, and it's low in carbs as well. We've included instructions to make this fit if you don't eat low carb as well.
- Perfect for meal prep: If you want to make sure you're covered with healthy meals for the week, this dish reheats wonderfully and packs up nicely. This will help you stick to your healthy eating goals while also feeling super satisfied.
- Easy to customize: You can easily mix and match this bowl to fit your specific goals, whether that be dairy free, keto, or just by doubling up the sausage for more protein and fats! Feel free to add whatever veggies, nuts, or seeds you see fit.
- Packed with flavor: The key to this bowl is going heavy on the seasonings to keep the whole meal incredibly flavorful.
- Fiber rich & nutrient dense: This meal is also incredibly rich in micro nutrients from all the veggies, as well as fiber!
Here are the ingredients we suggest. As mentioned, a lot of the veggies can be swapped out to suit your tastebuds, but the ingredients below are guaranteed to make an incredibly tasty meal!
Here is a list of ingredients, you can see the recipe card for quantities.
- Riced cauliflower & sweet potato cubes - For the base of the bowl, we roast them up with plenty of seasonings.
- Kiolbassa Smoked Meats organic beef sausage - The star of the show, we used Kiolbassa's organic beef sausage for our high quality meat source. Any Kiolbassa sausage works great here!
- Olive oil & butter - We use a combo of the two for roasting the veggies, and cooking sausages, veggies, and eggs on the stovetop.
- Dry seasonings - Seasoning is the key to this dish, so aside from plenty of kosher salt and black pepper, we also use Italian seasoning, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and smoked paprika. Season to taste.
- Veggies- Aside from the veggie base of the bowl, we also cook up some onion, mushrooms, bell peppers, jalapeños, and cherry tomatoes with plenty of seasoning. Then, we use wilted spinach in the bowl.
- Eggs - For more protein and flavor. You can poach them, or fry them on the stovetop like we did.
- Garnishes - We like for our garnishes to add nutrients and flavor as well, so we topped the bowls with broccoli microgreens and some green onions.
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Preheat the oven to 400°F. To a parchment-lined baking sheet, add riced cauliflower and sweet potato cubes.
Coat with olive oil, and season generously, reserving remaining seasonings and salt for the rest of the cooking process.
Roast until lightly golden brown, or until the cauliflower rice is no longer soggy, but rather light and fluffy. This will take about 40-45 minutes. Toss halfway through to ensure even cooking.
Meanwhile, while the veggies are roasting, heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of butter, and add sausages to the skillet, cooking about one minute per side to sear. Remove and set aside.
Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the skillet and add onion, green bell peppers, jalapeños, cherry tomatoes, and mushrooms.
Season with the remaining seasoning blend, plus a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until softened about 7-10 minutes. Remove vegetables from the skillet and set them aside.
Add the spinach to the cast iron skillet with a pinch of salt, and wilt. Move around continuously and remove from the skillet once wilted.
Lastly, using the remaining butter, fry the eggs in the skillet.
Now it's time to assemble the bowls. Layer on cauliflower rice and sweet potatoes. Add in cooked veggies, smoked sausage, wilted spinach, and top with a fried egg. Garnish with microgreens and green onions. Dig in, and enjoy!
✨Substitutions & variations
If you follow a different diet type or are craving something a little different, don't worry! We have a few suggestions.
- Add different greens - Depending on what we have in the fridge, sometimes we swap out the wilted spinach for things like sautéed red cabbage, or some raw tender baby kale. You can also try adding a handful of the seasoned kale (anything will work, either regular kale or baby kale) to the bowl. We like to massage kale with some olive oil, salt, and pepper for extra flavor. Cilantro, arugula, fresh basil, chives, and parsley are also great additions!
- Nuts & seeds - For more protein, nutrients, crunch, and fiber, try adding in some hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, or even some ground flax.
- Swap the base- Feel free to add some warm quinoa, white or brown rice, black beans, chickpeas, or cooked lentils as the base of this bowl to suit your needs.
- Add different veggies - Feel free to add any veggies you see fit. Some of our favorites are roasted brussels sprouts, broccoli, zucchini, or fresh avocados.
- Add creaminess or cheese - If you want, a scoop of sour cream or greek yogurt adds a dollop of extra flavor. You could also top with shredded cheese.
- Dairy free - You can easily swap out the butter we used to cook the veggies, sausage, and eggs in for olive oil to make this power bowl dairy free. If you still want some "cheesy" flavor to add in (as mentioned above) sprinkle with some nutritional yeast.
- Probiotic boost - Add in some sauerkraut or something pickled (like pickled onions) for a boost of acidity and probiotics to this bowl.
- Add dressing for more flavor - Looking for more flavor to bring the bowl together? Try this lemon vinaigrette dressing or creamy balsamic dressing!
💭Frequently asked questions
A macro or power bowl is a healthy meal designed to meet your specific macronutrient goals! The formula is pretty simple. You start with a base (often grains, starches, or neutral veggies like cauliflower rice), then layer on protein, vegetables, and lots of seasonings. That's it!
They are also commonly known as energy bowls, superfood bowls, nourish bowls, or protein bowls!
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Store in air-tight containers in the fridge for up to 5 days. Freezing all together is not recommended, but you can freeze individual components separately, and thaw them in the fridge 24 hours before consuming. Freezing cooked eggs is not recommended.
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Macro Bowl with Smoked Sausage
- 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, diced
- 20 ounces riced cauliflower, softened according to package instructions
- 1.5 tablespoons kosher salt, divided
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, divided
- 1 teaspoon black pepper, divided
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, divided
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika, divided
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
- 11.4 ounces Kiolbassa Smoked Meats organic beef smoked sausage, cut into rounds (1 package)
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 1 medium green bell pepper, diced
- 2 whole jalapeños, diced
- 10 ounces cherry tomatoes
- 16 ounces portobello mushrooms. sliced
- 5 ounces fresh spinach
- 4 large eggs
- Garnish: green onions, microgreens
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. To a parchment-lined baking sheet, add riced cauliflower and sweet potato cubes. Coat with olive oil, and season generously, reserving remaining seasonings and salt for the rest of the cooking process. Roast until lightly golden brown, or until the cauliflower rice is no longer soggy, but rather light and fluffy. This will take about 40-45 minutes. Toss halfway through to ensure even cooking.
- Meanwhile, while the veggies are roasting, heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of butter, and add sausages to the skillet, cooking about one minute per side to sear. Remove and set aside.
- Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the skillet and add onion, green bell peppers, jalapeños, cherry tomatoes, and mushrooms. Season with the remaining seasoning blend, plus a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until softened about 7-10 minutes. Remove vegetables from the skillet and set them aside.
- Add the spinach to the cast iron skillet with a pinch of salt, and wilt. Move around continuously and remove from the skillet once wilted.
- Lastly, using the remaining butter, fry the eggs in the skillet.
- Now it's time to assemble the bowls. Layer on cauliflower rice and sweet potatoes. Add in cooked veggies, smoked sausage, wilted spinach, and top with a fried egg. Garnish with microgreens and green onions. Dig in, and enjoy!
- Store in air-tight containers in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- Vegetables and bases used are extremely customizable, so feel free to use what works best for you.
- Can easily be made dairy free by replacing the butter with more olive oil.
- Nutrition facts will vary depending on the produce used.
These nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy and are only estimates. We cannot guarantee the accuracy.