Making the pefect meal in a bowl is as easy as vegetables, protein, and carbs!
Follow these easy steps and you’ll be rocking at the Vegetabowl- and more than likely- your heart, mind, skin, and gut will be thanking you!
The start to a great Vegetabowl is….Veggies! Fill that bowl, at least 1/2 full of vegetables. Think colorful veggies and leafy greens. Vegetables are packed of vitamins minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.
Next think protein. Protein will keep you full because it takes longer to digest. Your body uses protein for muscle development, healthy hair growth, and skin health.
Lastly, add in carbs- whether it be grains, pasta, lentils, beans, corn, white or sweet potatoes; carbs will help give you the energy you need to get through the day. Many people may find mixing even a small amount of carbs in with their vegetabowls makes their veggies more enjoyable. This is especially true for people who don’t have a pallet for vegetables- *I will talk about that more…
Sauces and Toppings. Since most, vegetables are not naturally sweet or salty, many people tend to look over veggies and skip to another food options…chips, desserts, pretzels…Adding sauces and toppings can not only add in a sweet, salty, or savory flavor, but it can help bring out the natural great taste in vegetables. Check out some of the sauces and dressing recipes on this site. You can also find healthy dressings at the grocery store. Trader Joe’s sells some great dressings in their refrigerated section.
You want to choose your sauces and toppings wisely. Be careful to not go overboard with sauces and toppings that are full of saturated fat, refined and hydrogenated oils, or sugar. Adding too much cheeses, unhealthy fats, processed meats, and croutons can quickly turn your healthy meal into a caloric nightmare!
In my profession, I have heard COUNTLESS people tell me they don’t like vegetables. Not. one. single. vegetable. Excuse me?! Let’s back this up!! There are thousands of different vegetables. In fact, Google it…people don’t even know how many vegetables there are. It gets complicated when you start factoring in all the different varieties. But besides the sheer amount of vegetables, there are also countless way to prepare and cook them. Raw, roasted, boiled, steamed, chopped, topped, mixed, blended…and YOU DON’T LIKE ONE SINGLE VEGETABLE?! People, come on.
And that is why EatYourVegetabowls is here. My hope for the Veggiehater, is that you can find something you like. Try the Vegetabowl Method. Use butter and cheese if you must, but be open and mix in things you know you enjoy.
Disclaimer: This “method”, the recipes, and the posts on this site are not meant to cure or diagnose you. It is my advice and thoughts, based on my experience, opinions, and education. I cannot be held responsible for your health. Always contact your physician before making any major changes to your diet or physical activity. Always follow the advice of your own personal healthcare professional.