Everything in Bowls
A complete, balanced meal in a single bowl – that’s the idea behind the food bowl trend. The ingredients used can vary, usually consisting of nutritious classics, popular superfoods and foods unique to other dietary choices. Aside from being customizable, and including everything you may need for a filling meal, food bowls are known to please the eye.
Need some inspiration to get started? Here are five food bowl recipes that taste just as amazing as they look!
How do you catch attention with a meal? With lots of vibrant colors! This nutritious bowl truly embraces all shades of purple with ingredients that naturally display the pretty color. The recipe developed by Patricia Bannan, MS, RDN brings together purple cauliflower, purple fingerling potatoes, red onion, purple kale leaves, red beet, and California prunes. The varying textures and flavors – from roasted vegetables to fresh salads, dry green lentils to juicy California prunes – are nicely topped by an Apple Cider Vinaigrette. A meal that will satisfy all senses!
By now, the Buddha Bowl belongs to the food bowl classics. Typically vegan or vegetarian, the Buddha Bowl consists of whole grains, plant proteins, and vegetables. Sweet potatoes are a popular choice amongst the nourishing ingredients in the bowl as well as some sort of pulse crop (lentils, chickpeas, etc.).
This recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and savory, while providing you with the fiber and nutrition you need to stay full throughout the day.
A burrito bowl contains all the ingredients of a burrito, minus the tortilla. This Black Bean Burrito Bowl with brown rice and savory beans topped with pico de gallo, avocado, cilantro, and sour cream can be made in 10 minutes and is a perfect way to use your left overs from the fridge. It’s fast, it’s simple, and it’s delicious.
Best for Last: Breakfast Bowls
Bowls don’t just have to be savory. In fact, the bowl trend can also be seen during breakfast – especially with smoothie bowls or acai, lots of fruit and nutritious grains and nuts. The White Chocolate Smoothie Bowl consists of a creamy and chocolaty smoothie with a surprise ingredient – white beans. With toppings such as California Almonds, strawberries, and even bee pollen, this tasty bowl will brighten your morning.