From my kitchen to yours, I’m sharing a staple weeknight dinner that I make on repeat. I call meals like this “Nourish Bowls” because they are satisfying, delicious, and provide a wide range of nutrients. Call it whatever you like – here’s my simple formula for making Nourish Bowls that I recently shared on Instagram.
My Simple Formula for Nourish Bowls
This meal was so simple, I don’t even think I can write a *recipe* for it. So instead, I’m going to share my simple formula to build bowls just like this one. Let’s go!
Start with grains as your base. I made some rice for this Nourish Bowl, but you can swap for your favorite grain or non-traditional grain. Try quinoa, farro, penne pasta, soba noodles, etc.
Pick your protein! I seasoned tofu with garlic salt, pepper, and avocado oil spray. Then, I baked tofu in the oven until it got a little crisp (400 degrees F approx. 25 min). Tofu is what I had available, but this could also be: beans, lentils, chicken, fish, ground beef, turkey, etc.
Fill up on veggies. Sautee veggies in olive oil or roast them in the oven. I sauteed bell pepper, mushroom, and snap peas for this combo. Any fresh or frozen veggies will do the trick.
4. Flavor Factor
Turn up the flavor! I added a Honey Ginger Teriyaki Sauce to take this bowl next level. Make your own sauce/dressing or use a store-bought one. Use fresh herbs & spices to turn up the flavor, too!
5. Dairy or Healthy Fats
Top it off with healthy fats. Often, I top Nourish Bowls with goat cheese, feta, avocado, tahini, or nuts/seeds. It all depends on the flavor profile that you’re going for. Taco Bowl? Top with avocado. Mediterranean Bowl? Add feta! Stir Fry Bowl? Add crunchy cashews.
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