I love lunch bowls! They are so easy to make, but so delicious and extremely nourishing. It’s super comfy for working days and you can make them from scratch. Next time when you are in a lunch or dinner rut, you should give it a try! You will be surprised how easy it is to create such an amazingly healthy and pretty lunch bowl. It’s also great for meal-prepping and when I have a busy week, I keep all the ingredients in containers in my fridge like the quinoa, the tofu or the veggies. You can easily throw them together in a bowl and add whatever you like. Today I want to show you how you can make a super healthy vegan meal bowl in 5 easy steps, no matter if you eat your bowl for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
1. Step: Base
First, you have to decide which base you want in your Bowl. Healthy whole grains like quinoa are the best choice for a nourishing and delicious lunch bowl. Other healthy grains are for example amaranth, brown rice, buckwheat, couscous. If you want to make a pasta bowl, you can try rice noodles, whole wheat pasta, zoodles or any other healthy, plant-based pasta.
2. Step: Veggies
This is actually my favorite part. I love to put together my favorite veggies. For this bowl, I decided to go for some mixed salad, tomatoes, cucumber and of course the most important thing: avocado! You can either cook your veggies or steam them. Other veggies that I like in my bowl: steamed broccoli, zucchini, baked carrots, spinach, asparagus, pumpkin, sweet potato, butternut squash, eggplant.
3. Step: Protein
Protein is so important for our body, that’s why you should definitely take care of good plant-based sources of protein in every meal. For my bowl, I decided to go for 2 protein-packed food: chickpeas and tofu. Other foods that contain great vegan protein are for example beans, peas, nuts, tempeh, seitan, black beans, lentils, edamame, humus etc.
4. Step: Fruit
This step is optional but so delicious. Adding fruit to your vegan lunch bowl will definitely make a difference. I love to add pomegranate seeds and blueberries. Both are high in Vitamin C and are great to boost our immune system. They also bring a delicious and fresh flavor to our bowl and make the whole thing prettier and more colorful. Other fruits that I like in my bowl are for example raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, apple slices, grapefruit or watermelon.
5. Step: Dressing
Let’s get creative here! You can choose any dressing you like for your bowl. If you are in a hurry you can just squeeze half a lemon over your bowl and season it with salt and pepper. If you want something creamy, you can mix 1 tablespoon of nut butter with a little bit of water, turmeric, salt pepper and fresh herbs. Or you make a delicious yogurt dressing with soy yogurt, lemon, salt pepper and some fresh spring onions!