leftover protein power bowl
Pork Pork Chops

Healthy Leftover Protein Power Bowls with Cauliflower Rice

Sometimes we have leftover meat in the fridge. And it is usually not enough to have as a main course for the whole family. So instead of it going to waste, I like to make power bowls. These leftover protein power bowls are great because you can use up any vegetables that you have in your fridge as well. This leads to less waste and an easy meal to put together with what you have on hand.

For these leftover protein power bowls, I used my leftover BBQ pork chops for the protein. But I have also used leftover chicken breasts and steak with good results. For the base of this recipe, I used cauliflower rice. But you could substitute this with rice, rice noodles or quinoa for an equally delicious power bowl. The beauty of these bowls is that you can make it your own, using the ingredients that you love and have in your house. But of course, following the recipe is also very much recommended to make an absolutely delicious supper! Making it according to the recipe ensures that you will have a family winning meal, as my family loves these.

leftover protein power bowls

Leftover Protein Power Bowls

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4



  • 3-4 cups Leftover Pork Chops (or other protein), sliced thin
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Leftover Drippings or Broth
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar

Cauliflower Rice

  • 1 head Cauliflower, grated
  • ¼ cup Butter
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste


  • 2 cups Edamame Beans
  • ½ – 1 cup Red Cabbage, sliced
  • 2 Avocados, sliced
  • 2 – 3 Green Onions, sliced

Spicy Peanut Sauce

  • ½ cup Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 3 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 3 Tbsp Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Tahini
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 ½ tsp Chili Paste


  • Mix together the ingredients for the spicy peanut sauce. Set aside until it is time to serve.
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium-low heat. Place leftover protein in the pan with the brown sugar and pan drippings or broth. Cook for 3-5 mintues or until the protein is heated through.
  • Heat the butter in a pan with a lid over medium-high heat. Place the cauliflower rice in the pan and season. Cook with the lid on for 5 minutes. Remove the lid and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve with the prepared vegetables and make individual bowls.
Keyword Easy, Leftovers, Power Bowl

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