These Meal Prep Chicken Souvlaki Bowls with quinoa and grilled veggies are a delicious and easy lunch idea that you'll want to eat all week – and almost everything is cooked on the BBQ!
I am on a roll with these lunch bowls lately! Say hello to my newest favourite: Meal Prep Chicken Souvlaki Bowls! These babies are cooked almost exclusively on the BBQ so you get some extra smokiness in the chicken and veggies. There are just so many amazing textures and flavours going on here.
I think I've taken quite a long time to figure out my blogging niche. I mean, I've been at this thing for over three years now, and for those of you that don't know The Girl on Bloor's history…let's just say it's been through a lot LOL. Basically, I started this blog as a lifestyle site to document everything from what I was eating to what I was wearing, to what makeup I was buying and where I was eating in downtown Toronto.
Eventually, I realized that food was my jam, and started venturing into food photography. But even that, I feel was disorganized until very recently. I would try to post about what I thought was trendy like Nutella lattes and smoothie bowls inside a whole melon and stuff I wouldn't always necessarily eat or drink at the end of the day. I thought for the longest time I was a general food blog.
The past week or so I have really been trying to focus hard on what I'm really about though, and I think I've finally come to the conclusion that I'm a healthy food blogger – one who focuses on meal prep ideas, healthy bowls, freezer-friendly breakfasts and basically food that helps you get through your day-to-day life while helping you maintain a healthy lifestyle!
In making this discovery, I think I've realized that I want to start shooting more of the food I'm actually eating nowadays, which has naturally shifted overtime as my schedule has changed. Even though I work from home now, I'm honestly busier than ever. I legit wake up every morning feeling like I'm fighting the clock, and I need meals that will keep up with my busy lifestyle. So naturally, from here on out I will be focusing solely on recipes that help you eat tasty food, and don't ever take too long to make.
I'm with you on this meal prep journey, and it doesn't have to involve plain chicken, sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli. We're eating low carb Pad Thai over here, or Chicken Souvlaki Bowls. OMG. Yaaaasssssss.
Except I have to confess, I did mess one thing up that makes these bowls longer to prepare than they really should be. I used quinoa as opposed to roasted potatoes. D'OH!
Honestly, if you're looking to make the cooking process reallyyyyyy efficient I would recommend cooking some chopped potatoes on the grill at the same time as the chicken, either on skewers or in a foil pouch, that way you don't have to make more dishes and cook your quinoa on the stovetop while also managing the BBQ. But it's up to you!
I love the crunch and pop of the quinoa in these Meal Prep Chicken Souvlaki Bowls so either way you're getting a bunch of healthy and delicious lunches for your work week ready in the end, all at the same time. That's what I call a win-win. Work smarter, not harder people.
Top these bowls with some fresh veggies like cucumber, cherry tomatoes, fresh parsley or whatever your little heart desires, and serve with some storebought tzatziki and there you are. A healthy, relatively easy meal prep idea that is also pretty fancy. You just can't go wrong. I also put some sliced kalamata olives in these bowls but you def don't have to go all out like I did. Unless you're like me and already have some on hand in the fridge.
And by all means, as I like to always insist upon, PLEASE feel free to use up whatever leftover veggies you have in your fridge. I'm not gonna lie, there's something about grilled red onion and zucchini that I'm absolutely obsessed with, but you don't have to rely on those veggies alone. Here are some other great ideas for these bowls:
- Summer squash
- Green onions
- Sweet potato
Will you be making these Meal Prep Chicken Souvlaki Bowls?
I promise you are just going to die at how tasty the marinade is. And did I mention that these grilled veggies are life?! (okay, I might have once or twice…) I'm so happy it's summer so I'll get the chance to BBQ more of my meals. That's right. Even meal prep meals.
Meal Prep Chicken Souvlaki Bowls (Video!)
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 1 package grape tomatoes
- 1/2 cup cucumber, sliced
- 1/2 cup sliced kalamata olives
- 1 tub tzatziki
- 4 chicken breasts, diced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 zucchini, sliced
- 2 small red onions, sliced
- 1/2 red pepper, chopped
- 1/2 yellow pepper, chopped
- Preheat BBQ to med-high heat. In a small bowl, mix together ingredients for chicken marinade. Marinade chicken in a large plastic bag for 15 min, then grill on BBQ for 20 min, flipping halfway through.
- Meanwhile, toss veggies with olive oil and salt in a large bowl. Add veggies to skewers then add to grill within last 10 min of chicken being on the grill. Cook for 10 min then remove chicken and veggies from grill and let cool slightly.
- Meanwhile, cook quinoa and prepare other veggies. Dice chicken once cool enough to handle. Add quinoa, chicken and all veggies to bowls, topping each with tzatziki. Enjoy!