Thanks to Two Olives, the trendy new health food concept of the power bowl has made its way to Wichita. A power bowl is a balanced, highly nutritious meal in a single bowl. It contains whole grains, protein and an abundance of vegetables, as well as other ingredients that balance the profile such as nuts, seeds or beans. The bowl is typically topped with a delicious and healthy dressing or sauce.
Power Bowls in the Media
The power bowl concept has been around a while, but it’s really taken off in the mainstream in the past few years. According to food-industry consulting firm, Technomic, bowls are the hot trend right now and have seen a 29.7% rise in the entrée category over the last five years. In the last two years, nearly a dozen cookbooks dedicated to power bowls have been published by chefs, nutritionists, certified personal trainers and food writers. Business Insider and the New York Post have both jumped on board, publishing articles highlighting the benefits of the power bowl and even suggesting its use in place of a salad. A big hit in large metropolitan areas across the country, the power bowl is now available right here at Wichita’s Two Olives.
Two Olives Power Bowls
Two Olives Chef, Randa, describes the bowls as “plant-based, protein-balanced” dishes. Because the bowls have limitless combinations of ingredients and flavors, the concept can apply to any diet or philosophy be it vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotic, gluten-free, paleo or simply a balanced, satisfying meal. Two Olives offers a variety of bowls, like:
- The Quinoa Crunch bowl provides a delicious, balanced meal option for any dietary standard including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free. It is packed full of balanced, nutrient-dense ingredients: mixed greens, quinoa tabouli, green garbanzo beans, sprouts, roasted vegetables, shredded carrots and beets, sunflower seeds, toasted walnuts and lemon. All topped with a lemon and olive oil dressing.
- Angie’s Chicken Shawarma Bowl was inspired after a family friend used to mix this blend of Mediterranean ingredients for lunch. Such ingredients include fattoush salad, shawarma chicken, hummus, quick pickle, roasted vegetables and mint tahini.
"Our chef-owners have worked in this community for close to 40 years. They know exactly how to incorporate fresh ingredients into innovative and delicious meals," said Joseph Toubia of Two Olives.