Your Everyday, Easy to Prep, Macronutrient Bowl
Maronutrient bowl, Power bowl, Buddha bowl, Nourish bowl. Whatever you want to call it they are definitely all the rage when it comes to meal prep these days! Meal prep is important because when you’re constantly on the go it’s easy to rely on fast food to get you through the day. With a Macro bowl you can quickly throw it together at home and be back to work in 3 minutes and 17 seconds…give or take ;)
I like the term “Macronutrient Bowl” best because it highlights the importance of eating all three macronutrients which include fat, protein and carbohydrates. I’ve added a recipe below but keeping that in mind, it’s super easy to build your own bowl too!!
Let’s start with the carbohydrates, this includes your grains and vegetables (yes, vegetables are carbs). Try and keep it a whole grain for some added fibre! I like to make a big batch of cooked rice near the start of the week and heat it up when I’m ready to use it!
When it comes to produce the options are limitless – peppers, carrots, cucumber, cabbage, kale, avocado, mango, celery, seaweed, beets, tomato, asparagus, sweet potato etc.
- Some vegetables that store well pre-cut include; carrots, peppers, cabbage, kale, celery, sweet potato
- Some which store better when kept whole until use include; cucumber, avocado, asparagus, tomato
Next you’re going to want some protein! For a plant based bowl try beans, chickpeas, lentils or tofu. For a carnivore style chose lean meat like shrimp, salmon, chicken or turkey.
Then there are the healthy fats; avocado, nuts and dressing
Last add a garnish! Cilantro (my favvvvv), parsley, sesame seeds, hemp hearts etc. Garnishes aren’t just for good looks, they each pack their own unique health properties as well!
Viola!!! You did it : P You have a big bowl of energy packed nourishment!
Now here’s a Mediterranean inspired, plant based nourish bowl with homemade Greek Dressing for ya! With bonus ingredient suggestions I didn’t list above ;)
Lay a bed of warm brown rice and top with black beans and edamame beans for protein, cucumbers, red onion, lightly sautéed kale and a scoop of hummus. Then drizzle with a light greek dressing (recipe below).
Dijon Greek Dressing
¼ cup olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
¼ tsp dried basil
½ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp dried oregano
½ tbsp fresh parsley
1 tbsp dijon mustard
Squeeze of lemon juice