Protein Bowl: Quick and Healthy Lunch (GF)

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 lunch bowl (about 1 1/2 cups) 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American


This protein bowl is FULL of flavor. You’ll find yourself eating it again and again. It lends itself to some creativity – allowing you to use up what you have on hand.


  • 1/2 cup cooked black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 avocado, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons feta cheese
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • salt, pepper, and garlic powder, to taste


  1. Combine black beans, bell pepper, tomatoes, avocado, and feta cheese in a dinner-sized bowl. Squeeze lemon over the top and sprinkle on salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Stir, taste, and season as needed.
  2. Eat cold or warm up for about 30-45 seconds in the microwave and stir.
  3. Optional: I often add a bit of quinoa or brown rice, too.