Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Nutrition bowls...

I've been pinning a lot of these yummy looking nutrition bowls lately.
Essentially a fancy a salad I suppose, but the idea of them having all this super duper good for you nourishment all in one bowl, love it!

The basic idea is that you start with a green base; lettuce, spinach, kale, etc... and then fill the bowl with a mixture of veggies; cucumber, broccoli, carrots, beetroot, cabbage...
fruit; blueberries, apple, mango...
protein; eggs, fish, chickpeas...
healthy fats; avocado, nuts... 
complex carbohydrates; brown rice, sweet potato...
and then some sort of dressing like apple cider vinegar or lemon juice and some seeds or nuts, maybe a bit of cheeky feta, etc...mmm...
So you're getting all those healthy food groups required in one sitting,
talk about a balanced meal right?

These bowls literally take minutes to prepare and are really filling so keep you feeling full for longer, right the way through the afternoon and that 3pm chocolate habit.
There's just something far more appealing about a fancy pants 'nutrition bowl' than a plain old boring salad surely.
Here are a few recipes I've stumbled across recently that I'll be sure to try...












 Roasted nourish bowl with lemon tahini dressing from A couple cooks




Californian chicken, veggie, avocado and rice bowls from Half Baked Harvest


 Kale salad bowls from I will not eat oysters


Super vegan bowl with parsley cashew pesto from Scaling back

The bowls I've been having recently consist of spinach and rocket as a base, sweet potato, grated carrot, tomatoes, cucumber, boiled egg, ham, beetroot and feta cheese finished off with a sprinkling of chia seeds and sesame seeds and a drizzle of light french vinaigrette dressing, yummy.
There are so many variations to try, enjoy experimenting!

And here are some useful tips and tricks for building your nutrition bowl found on www.movenourishbelieve.com
and here on www.nutritionstripped.com

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