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5 from 2 votes

Bicep bustin’ high-protein Bowl

Time 30 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 bowls
Calories 536kcal


  • ½ cup brown rice
  • ½ cup red lentils, dried
  • ½ zucchini
  • 1 bell pepper, green
  • ½ cup sweet corn (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 cup black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 2 tbsp fajita spice mix (or 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp paprika and ¼ tsp salt)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup cottage cheese


  • Cook brown rice according to packet instructions.
  • Cook red lentils according to packet instructions.
  • Chop zucchini, and the green bell pepper into thin slices. Grab the corn. Fry them in oil on medium heat for about 12 minutes, adding a little fajita spice mix. If you don’t have a spice mix to hand simply add 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp paprika and ¼ tsp salt. Add 1 cup rinsed and drained black beans after about five minutes.
  • Assemble all in a bowl with grated cheese and add some Greek yogurt or cottage cheese for a final high-protein kick!

    (Nutritional information chart uses cottage cheese)


Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 95g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 536mg | Potassium: 1347mg | Fiber: 26g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3840IU | Vitamin C: 63mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 7.9mg