What is a Nourish Bowl? A well balanced bowl filled with a combination of nutrient dense veggies, fruits, clean carbs, healthy fats and quality proteins that can be eaten as any meal of the day. The additions of healthy oils, citrus, vinegar’s, seeds or nuts not only makes it taste delicious but makes it even more filling and nutritious. When I build a nourish bowl I try and think of a theme which helps me create the most perfect flavor combination. A “Mediterranean Bowl” is one of my favorites filled with fresh greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives and feta cheese perhaps adding some chicken, chickpeas or falafel for the protein and a drizzle of olive oil with red wine or balsamic vinegar. Another is a “Southwest Bowl” with quinoa or whole grain rice as a base then loaded with fresh Mexican flavors like peppers, onions, corn, avocado, cilantro lime and salsa. Perhaps a bowl filled with Asian flavors or a fun themed bowl like a “Pizza Bowl” filled with arugula, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, grilled chicken and a drizzle of balsamic with whole grain or gluten free garlic bread sticks and some marinara sauce for dipping.
These are just some examples of how you can create the perfect Nourish Bowl. I will be adding more nourish bowl ideas daily so please be sure to check back.