Bowls are a beautiful thing. You can just layer on delicious ingredients, and they all mix together, and it’s so easy to eat. Our build a bowl method can also make prepping your meals easier. You can build a “basics bar” of components for the week, and then mix and match for your daily meals! It’s kind of like assembling a salad, except with cooked ingredients that you’ll warm up once assembled in a beautiful bowl (or a lunchbox, or a mason jar).

Our top 5 tips for delicious dishes include

01 Give a boost to your base: Adding herbs and spices such as basil, parsley, sage, thyme. garlic, onions, turmeric, or curry powder into your cooking process can make plain grains robust.

02 Spruce things up: Adding fresh herbs over the top of your dish (think basil, parsley, mint, cilantro, green onion, or chives) together with a quick spritz of lemon juice or vinegar can add a light and refreshing note.

03 Keep the crunch in mind: Make sure you have nuts, seeds, or finely chopped vegetables (carrots and celery are both safe bets) in there for the satisfying crunch.

04 Pepper your protein throughout: If you chop up a palm-sized piece of grilled chicken into ¼-inch cubes, you can get chicken in every bite! Alternatively, opt for half a cup of chickpeas or black beans. These easy mix-ins are full of plant-based protein and easy on the budget to boot!

05 Plate the right portions: Use the guide below!

A few quick tips for our low-carb base options: Zucchini noodles can be enjoyed raw or briefly sauteed in a bit of olive oil, Spaghetti squash requires roasting, and cauliflower rice can be quickly cooked in a little olive oil or coconut butter, depending on the flavors you’re going for.

Members: your Health Advisor can help you find and prepare any of these ingredients, and recommend combinations for your taste!

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