Beauty of the Bowl

What’s not to like about a complete meal that’s easy to throw together, satisfying, robustly healthy and delicious? A popular trend in plant-based eating is “The Bowl.”  It’s one of the most versatile meals, requiring no recipe. It’s simply the bounty from the farmers markets mixed in with leftovers from last night, dressed up with greens, and tossed with a little flavor.

Below are a bunch of ideas on the types of nourishing foods that work well as elements in your favorite bowl. Mix it up! Try new things! The beauty of the bowl is that it’s a low-fuss meal because it’s all about what you have on hand.

Super Food Bowls

Photo from The Vintage Mixer

Grains
Wheat berries
Quinoa
Brown / Black or Wild Rice
Whole Wheat Pasta
Lentils

Legumes
Cannellini beans
Black beans
Chick Peas / regular or roasted
Edamame

Fruit and Vegetables / raw, steamed, roasted
Cucumbers
Snap Peas
Brussel Sprouts
Carrots
Red Pepper/ raw or roasted
Beets
Sweet Potatoes
Zucchini
Butternut Squash
Tomatoes
Jicama

Coconut Dragon Bowl

photo from The Tolerant Vegan

Greens
Micro greens
Baby Arugula
Baby Kale
Romaine Lettuce
Spinach

Nuts
Pumpkin Seeds
Walnuts
Pecans
Sesame Seeds
Cashews
Pistachio

Dressings
Tamari
Dash of hot sauce
Vinaigrette
Hummus

Here are a few links to some of my favorite cooking blogs that have inspired my love of Big Bowls!

Oh She Glows!
– and check out this post for the fantastic Lightened Up Tahini-Lemon Dressing
Sprouted Kitchen
The Tolerant Vegan
The Vintage Mixer

 

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