Bowls or also known as power bowls are not new. If you haven’t heard of them or have had the pleasure to enjoy them, then here’s your chance! They are kind of like salads but not (like the title says). They have a combination of some warm and cold foods/raw and cooked. And the fun part? You can put whatever you want in them!!
To make sure that you feel satisfied and satiated at the end of your meal there are a few ingredients that you might have to add. Let’s start with some greens! You can use plain ol’ lettuce – like I did. Or maybe spinach? Kale? Or arugula? Or maybe something new like pea sprouts?
Next, let’s choose different kinds of veggies! I like to have a combo of cooked vs raw. But can I make a suggestion? Roast them! When you roast vegetables, it helps create a different flavour. Just compare boiled or steamed broccoli vs roasted broccoli. Roasted wins all the way!
Also, when thinking about veggies, use your eyes! Choose a variety of colours!! Your food will look more appetizing to eat.
After vegetables, comes proteins! Now, here you can be as creative as you want! You can choose either animal proteins or plant proteins. Can I make a suggestion? Maybe a combination of both? How about some fish with some nuts? Or chicken and some roasted chickpeas to add a little crunch?
The next ingredient can be a grain or starch. Today, I added a mix of sprouted rice and quinoa blend. It could be as simple as rice or quinoa or couscous? How about using some sweet potatoes or plain ol’ roasted potatoes? This can help boost up the fibre intake too and help with the feeling of satiation.
Lastly, we need some kind of dressing! You can just add a regular salad dressing or oil and vinegar combination. Or how about a creamy nut or seed butter dressing? The one I used was a mix of tahini, lemon juice, maple syrup and warm water. Some salt and pepper too, delish!
What would be one ingredient that you would want to add to your bowl?
I work as a Dietitian and definitely walk the talk. I love to cook and help people get back to being healthy again.