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Super delicious & Nourishing Rice Bowl!

Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Oil-free

So I became obsessed with bowls when I started to eat more vegan foods and wanted to take my health to the next level and they have become one of my favorite things to eat! Maybe it’s because I’ve always loved mixing all my foods together on my plate and savouring all the tastes in one bit. Maybe it’s because I know there is so much goodness in these single bowls that my soul sings in delight! Or maybe becasue it just tastes so damn good.
What ever the reason, you need to make one right now! And I have the perfect bowl for spring….. My simple Spring Green Nourish bowl!

What are nourish bowls?

Nourish bowls are a balanced meal of several different types of foods presented artistically in one wide bowl and have become a trendy go to meal. You might be thinking, well isn’t this just a bunch of food thrown together in a bowl?! Well yes and no………… Because the foods we choose to put in them do have some sort of rhyme and reason to the madness of wish wash bowls. It goes a little something like this……….

So now that you can visualize what it takes to put together a buddha bowl, lets get back to where this idea came from.
Nourish bowls seem to have come on the heels of the Buddha bowl, both identical in nature except for one small but important detail. Nourish bowls are not vegan and often contain a meat as their protein, where as Buddha bowls are stricly vegan. The Buddha bowls name also originates from the thought of Buddha’s round large belly which matched the shape of the vegan bowl. The concept of both of these are to pair several nourishing foods together in one bowl and top it with a sauce or dressing, and the best part about these is that you can customize them to your liking.
Sometimes it’s hard to decide what and how to come up with for your nourishing bowl, so I am here to guide you to making your most delicious bowl ever!

How to make the Spring Green Nourish Bowl

I choose romaine lettuce for the leafy greens and brown rice as my base for this bowl. Romaine is a totally underated leafy green that’s high in minerals, such as calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and potassium. Plus, romaine lettuce is packed with vitamin Cvitamin K, and folate. It’s a good source of beta carotene, which converts into vitamin A in the body. Brown rice is a whole grain and has a good amount of fiber, has a low glycemic index and keeps you full longer.
Using any meat is fine for this dish, I choose chicken breast because I have been using leaner meats lately as it makese me feel better and more energetic.
To cook the chicken breast, I don’t even use any oil. After washing them, I don’t pat them dry and I place my chicken breast in a baking dish with salt, pepper and seasoning of choice (I use poultry seasoning with some siracha for heat) and bake at 350 for 15 minutes (no more or they will dry out!) Slice them up in the baking dish and mix it around in the sauce that is created from the seasonings and the moisture left on the chicken.
That’s the only cooking that you have to do! The rest is chopping up the veggies and toppings, first the mini cucumbers, then the avocados, then celery leaf. Do you notice how I chose all green ingredients for my spring bowl??!!
One of the most important steps in making a nourish bowl is to ensure you have a flavorful and delicious sauce or dressing to go on top. You may have some of your own ideas, or have a good quality store bough kind you want to use, but I do suggest trying my Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, it goes perfectly on this bowl and you can use the leftovers on salads for the rest of the week!

Now that you have all the instruction on making an awesome nourishing bowl, what are you waiting for??

Go on and get on it and….
Enjoy xoxoxo

Super delicious & Nourishing Rice Bowl!

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Dinner american
By Nadia Zanini Serves: 2
Prep Time: 15 mins Cooking Time: 15 mins Total Time: 30 mins

A nourishing green bowl perfect for spring, full of the right ingredients for a one bowl meal. It's gluten-free, dairy-free and oil-free and simple to make!!!

Ingredients

  • 8 oz of roasted or grilled chicken (see blog post for instructions)
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 4 mini cucumbers
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery leaves
  • 2 servings Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds

Instructions

1

Clean and dry your romaine lettuce. Chop and place about 1.5 cups into each of your bowls

2

Cook brown rice according to package instructions. Place 1/2 cup cooked rice beside your romaine lettuce

3

Place 4 oz of cooked chicken breast beside the brown rice of each bowl

4

Chop your cucumbers and arrange 2 cucumbers per bowl

5

Slice avocado into 8 quarters (4 per half) and lay them on top of the ingredients

6

Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the celery leaves on top

7

Drizzle with about 4-6 tbsp of the Creamy Roasted Red Pepper sauce

8

Top with remaining 1 tbsp of hemp seeds

Nutrition

  • 245 Calories
  • 15.9g Carbohydrates
  • 43.3mg Cholesterol
  • 11.1g Fat
  • 5.7g Fiber
  • 21.6g Protein
  • 2.2g Sugar

Notes

Nutrition Facts do not include roasted red pepper sauce. For sauce nutrition facts please see recipe, link in blog post. The nutritional information provided is an estimate only, using an online nutritional calculator, and can vary depending on the products used. It does not substitute for professional nutritional advice. It is essential to consult your healthcare provider or physician before implementing any suggestions or ideas mentioned in the blog.

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