Eating healthy should NOT be boring! I can’t say that enough. I refuse to eat steamed veggies & broiled lean proteins. For me that is not living (nor is it particularly healthy – hello…healthy fats! Variety! Grains!). But I get life is busy & cooking from scratch can be overwhelming, so here’s a simple concept that you can RUN with. Have fun & get creative. I’ll often set it all up & then let each member of the famjam choose their ingredients!
Healthy BOWLS concept = take 1 items from each category to keep your meals simple & fresh!
  1. Whole grain (1/2 C) – brown rice, wild rice, quinoa, barley, whole grain pasta…(optional for those restricting grains)
  2. Veggies (1-2C) – (choose as many as you’d like) sprouts, grated or matchstick carrots, grated beet, grape tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, chopped spinach or kale, jicima, celery, radish, onions, cooked squash, corn…
  3. Protein (3/4C) – Stir fried tofu (pictured), cooked salmon, tuna, chicken, lean ground beef or turkey, beans, lentils…feel free to use canned or ready to go prepped options to minimize time in prep!
  4. Dressing (1-2T) – Glory Bowl Dressing, Sriracha Maple Dressing, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Delicious Dilly Dressing, Peanut Miso, Chili Lime Dressing…don’t want to make it? Use a store bought dressing you like the ingredients list of (think short list all things you recognize as food!) 
  5. (Optional) Seed or nut (1T)- Almonds, hemp hearts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cashews, pecans, walnuts…
I love the versatility of bowls! Have fun and don’t be shy to try new things!