Also known as Buddha Bowls, Macro Bowls, and Power Bowls - these complete meals will tickle your tastebuds and nourish your body! They are loaded with phytonutrients, fiber, vitamins and minerals to keep you energized and satiated for hours. Follow this simple formula for infinite possibilities!
Nourish Bowl Formula:
greens + grains + protein + vegetables + sauce + toppers
TIPS & GUIDELINES:
No rules: Follow these guidelines loosely and have fun with it!
Use what you already have on hand: Don't make a special trip to the grocery store. This could mean busting out your canned beans and frozen veggies.
Buy pre-prepped foods: To save time, select ready-to-heat grains and fresh or frozen chopped vegetables.
Eat seasonally & support local: Select your favorite foods that are in season at your local farmer's market. This food has been harvested within a few days and hasn't traveled far so it's packed full of nutrients. You are also supporting your local economy.
Eat the rainbow: Choose plant foods in a variety of colors to increase phytonutrient content for increased health benefits.
1+ cup greens, chopped (baby spinach, kale, romaine, mixed greens, micro greens, etc.)
½ cup starch (brown rice, quinoa, roasted squash, sweet potatoes, etc.)
½ cup protein (beans, lentils, chickpeas, tempeh, tofu, edamame, etc.)
1+ cup non-starchy vegetables, chopped (raw, cooked, fermented)
1-2 Tbsp of your favorite sauce or dressing
2 Tbsp flavor toppers (toasted nuts/seeds, dried or fresh fruit, fresh herbs, olives, etc.)
Add all ingredients to your favorite bowl. Drizzle with a sauce and top with flavor toppers. Enjoy!
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