We’re always looking for really simple meals that deliver tons of flavour and nutrition, without a lot of extra fuss. You guys loved my breakfast bowl ideas, so I thought I’d share three lunch bowls to add into your weekly menu options.
When we have a plan for eating well – you can make it part of your lifestyle with ease. I’m offering you 3 smart cooking ideas to help you do just that!
This is all of your food groups in one bowl! The brighter and more colourful you make it, the better – so get creative and add in the ingredients that you love. What I do at home is, I fill my fridge with the ingredients that I’d choose at a salad bar. That way I can add in lots of fun flavours into all my lunch bowls.
For this burrito bowl, we’re using brown rice and black beans, plus a salad with fresh veggies and cilantro. Don’t feel bad about using canned beans, if it makes your life easier and means that you’ll eat more of the good stuff. Just choose a better brand, with low or no sodium and zero preservatives or additives. If you want to sprinkle a little cheese on it – go for it!
Go ahead and make a big batch of rice, to keep for quick dinners throughout the week.
If you’re looking for something fresh but still substantial – you’ll love this humus bowl. Sun-dried tomato packs in extra flavour and butterhead lettuce makes a perfect little bowl. If you can’t find butterhead, go for romaine and make it a wrap 🙂 For the toppings, I go with feta and fresh tomato – but you are the captain of your bowl – so go for what makes you happy!
Make a big batch of soup and you’ll eat well all week! You can pack in so much nutrition – full of hearty veggies, it’s light on the body and it’s easy on the budget! Personally, I love a good smooth pumpkin soup, but it needs a bit of crunch. Savoury granola will be perfect for this soup – and use it as salad topping too.
Hope these lunch bowls gave you some good ideas and inspiration for making healthy eating easy and delicious! Know someone that could use a little lunchtime lift? Make sure to share these recipes with them.
p.s. Meal planning and batch cooking are both amazing time-savers, unlocking hours in your week with just a little forward planning. I’ll be sharing more about this in my upcoming (free) How to Become a Morning Person email course. More than 900 readers have already joined. Are you in?