Build a Better Bowl

Prep Notes

Creating a one-bowl meal is a really great way to get nourished and healthy.  These dishes are made of of five general categories of ingredients:  a legume or animal protein, a grain, a green, a whole food, and a sauce.The possibilities are endless!


Layer on the legumes:  black beans, adzuki beans, mung beans, lentils, chickpeas...

Or the animal protein:   (pasture-raised or grass fed) chicken, turkey, shrimp, salmon...maybe top with an egg.

Good grains:  quinoa, millet, brown rice, black rice, or kelp noodles (for a grain substitution)...

Get your greens:  Dinosaur kale, curly kale, swiss chard, spring mix, spinach...

Add more whole foods:  Yams, brocolli, zucchini, peppers, onions, brussel sprouts, mushrooms, cauliflower, squash, cucumber, corn... the sky is the limit!   This does not need to be raw!  Used your roasted vegetables from your weekly prep!  

Pick your sauces and toppings:

Avocado (my go to -- and I can easily skip sauce or dressing when I use avocado liberally, which I recommend!), cashew cheese, hummus, gluten-free tamarind, fresh lemon juice, salsa, tomatillo salsa, olive oil, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, guacamole, pesto or an ounce of full-fat raw cheese.