Healthy "Bowl" Recipes

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Quinoa bowl with avocado, chickpeas, spinach, tomatoes and sweet potatoes

In recent years, “bowl” recipes have become more and more popular. This week, we're sharing lunch bowl ideas to inspire you to use your leftovers in different and enjoyable ways.

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Honey Mustard Brussels Sprouts and Chickpea Bowl

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your bowl as directed for a fun meal this week. A cup of fresh strawberries would be a nice end-of-the-meal treat.

75% water-fiber foods – Brussels sprouts, chickpeas, farro/brown rice, strawberries
25% foods – olive oil, honey

Recipe Note: Don’t have farro on hand? Use brown rice instead.

Siracha Lime Chicken Bowl

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your bowl as directed with your choice of either chicken or tofu as the 25% zone item.

75%water-fiber foods – lime, pineapple slices, lettuce, grape tomatoes, red onion, avocado
25% foods – chicken/tofu

Recipe Note: Stick to a serving size for chicken or tofu to ensure it remains on the 25% part of the plate. A serving is the size of a deck of cards.

Chunky Green Salad with Chickpeas and Avocado

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your salad bowl as directed. A banana is a great sweet to end your meal with.

75% water-fiber foods – chickpeas, lettuce, garlic, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, avocados, shallots, fresh basil, banana
25% foods – feta, oil

Burrito Bowl

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your burrito bowl with brown rice instead of white rice. A single 3oz serving of chicken will be your 25% zone choice. Don’t eat chicken? Skip it and double up on the beans.

75% water-fiber foods – cilantro, mixed greens, black beans, corn, tomato, red onion, jalapeño, brown rice
25% foods – chicken, white rice, yogurt

Healthy Quinoa Bowls: 6 Delicious Ways

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Experiment with a variety of quinoa bowls as directed in the link above. The fruit of your choice will be an excellent fiber addition to the meal. Apples, oranges, pears, kiwis, bananas, and apricots are all in season right now. So, pick your favorite for dessert.

75% water-fiber foods –quinoa, veggies, greens, beans, fruit
25% foods – tofu, meat, cheese, dressings

👉 Water-fiber foods are 75% zone foods – whole, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, beans and cooked whole grains. 

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