How To Make A Nourish Bowl
Hi Friends! Have you seen those big bowls of beautiful food on Pinterest or Instagram? You know, the ones that make you excited to eat your veggies?! Today I’m sharing some tips and tricks for creating a visually beautiful and nutritionally balanced nourish bowl!
Satisfy Your Appetite with 3 Key Macros
The three main macronutrients are protein, carbohydrates and fat. I don’t endorse diets that recommend eliminating these foods groups. They are all essential for our health and help us feel full and satisfied! For example, fat is crucial for healthy hormone function as well as satiety. Some fats such as monounsaturated fats have been linked to supporting heart health and reducing inflammation. I love avocados, olives, nuts and seeds and eat them everyday! Protein is also essential for cell growth, repair and managing blood sugar levels. Complex carbohydrates like veggies and whole-grains contain fiber which support digestive health, vitamins, minerals and give us an energy boost!
When creating a nutritionally balanced nourish bowl make sure to include a healthy fat, protein source and whole-grain or plant-powered carbohydrate. Below are just a few examples!
Legumes / Beans
Additional Protein Sources
Sunflower Seeds (or any seed)
Almonds (or any nut)
Any and all!
We eat with our eyes first! Include a variety of veggies for a pop of color. Vegetables are also packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants.
I love to arrange the ingredients in my nourish bowls in sections. For the only reason that… it looks pretty! In real life we don’t always style our food like we would for an Instagram photo. But then again… why not? You don’t have to spend 20 minutes making your plate pretty… but if you’re going to add food to your bowl or plate anyways, why not take a minute to style it in way that looks great?
Looking for a fun new nourish bowl recipe?
As an ambassador for Hilary’s I’ve included their Millet Medleys in my recipe today. I love that the medley’s already include millet, white beans and veggies! They are found in the frozen aisle, but don’t let that fool you! These convenient heat and eat products are truly nourishing and certified organic. You can boost your bowl with even more protein and veggies of course!
- 2 servings Hilary’s Eat Well Traditional Herb Millet Medley
- 1/2 cup white beans (cooked, drained & rinsed)
- 1 avocado
- 2 endive
- 6 radish
- 2 oz pea greens (shoots)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 2 tablespoons hemp hearts (seeds)
- Add the olive oil, lemon juice and tahini to a small bowl and whisk together.
- Wash and slice the endive and radishes. Peel, pit and slice the avocado.
- Prepare the Hilary's Traditional Herb Millet Medley as per package instructions. Once it is thoroughly cooked, separate the millet medley into two serving bowls.
- Add the white beans, endive, radish, avocado a drizzle of lemon tahini dressing and a sprinkle of hemp hearts.
Disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by Hilary’s. All opinions are my own. We only partner with and promote brands we love , use and believe the HGG Community would love to learn about!