Building Delicious Balanced Bowls Guide
Leafy Greens and Fresh Veggies – 1+ Cups – load it up!
- Kale - Cauliflower
- Spinach - Cabbage
- Swiss Chard - Carrots
- Radicchio - Cucumbers
Tip: Purchase pre-washed and pre-cut veggies.
Whole Grains and Starchy Veggies – ½ Cup
- Farro - Sweet Potatoes
- Quinoa - Squash
- Brown Rice - Root Veggies
- Buckwheat - Corn
- Black Rice - Peas
Tip: Batch cook whole grains and roast veggies for the week.
Lean Protein – 3 oz. Combined
- Legumes and Beans
Tip: Cook protein without sauces or heavy seasoning to allow you to repurpose in other meals.
Healthy Fats/Toppings – 1-2 TB Combined
- Fresh or Dried Fruit
Tip: Pre-measure serving sizes into bags or containers for easy use.
Dressing (optional) – 2 TB
Tip: Use a squeeze bottle for dressings to better control portions.
- Farmer’s Markets
- Pinterest and Instagram
- Your Own Favorite Meals
- Colorful, Healthy, Whole Foods – Keep it simple!