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Trend Alert | Healthy Food Bowls

“It’s not the dish you eat it in, it’s what’s in the dish.” Becky Worley ABC Good Morning America

This past weekend I served up 14 friends of mine some amazingly tasty acai greek yogurt smoothie bowls for breakfast and all I heard were raves, so I decided to devote this week’s blog to meal bowls! Combination foods of hot or cold, sweet or savory ingredients are taking the foodie fit world by storm. But before you dig in or prepare 14 of your friends their next meal, make sure you know what you’re serving up to yourself.If you’re purchasing a meal bowl, try to follow the guidelines below:

- Look for basic ingredients - you should be able to pronounce and know what the ingredients are!

- Steer clear of candied sweetened nuts.

- Make sure to only include dried fruit without added sugar.

- Reduce or eliminate the amount of creamy, or heavily sweetened sauces/ dressings.

- Buy a bowl with <500mg of sodium, <20 g sugar, < 5g fat, < 500 calories, >20g protein.

If you’re trying to put together your own bowl follow these easy steps below!

  1. Start with a base

  2. Leafy greens

  3. Kale

  4. Spinach

  5. Maximize veggies

  6. Cucumber

  7. Bell pepper

  8. Broccoli

  9. Carrots

  10. Zucchini

  11. Brussel sprouts

  12. Tomato

  13. Add fruit for fun

  14. Blueberries

  15. Strawberries

  16. Mango

  17. Apple

  18. Grapes

  19. Mango

  20. Goji Berries

  21. Stick with complex carbohydrates

  22. Brown, wild or black rice.

  23. Quinoa

  24. Sweet potato

  25. Corn

  26. Peas

  27. Millet

  28. Pack on the protein

  29. Eggs

  30. Fish

  31. Tofu

  32. Chicken or turkey

  33. Lentils

  34. Chickpeas

  35. Beef

  36. Choose healthy fats

  37. Avocado

  38. Sunflower seeds

  39. Olive Oil

  40. Tahini

  41. Chia seeds

  42. Nuts

  43. Pump up the flavor

  44. Kimchi

  45. Crumbled cheese

  46. Apple Cider Vinegar

  47. Sesame seeds

  48. Lemon juice

Looking for some more inspirational ideas?

Click here to make your own healthy breakfast bowl

Click here to make your own healthy lunch bowl

And as a bonus, here's my favorite acai greek yogurt breakfast bowl:

(Makes 2 bowls)

1 frozen banana

1 cup frozen mixed berries

1 Tbsp. Navitas Natural Acai powder

1 cup Fage Vanilla Greek Yogurt

1 Tbsp. Ground Flax meal

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients together

  2. Pour into bowl and finish off with fun toppings like unsweetened coconut shreds, slivered nuts and seeds, pomegranate seeds, banana, strawberry or kiwi slices, Barbara’s or Ezekiel granola, low sugar or no sugar added dried fruit.

What's your favorite kind of healthy bowl? Let me know in the comments! Happy bowl making!

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