So I’m kind of (super) into eating things in bowls, if you couldn’t tell. When I’m giving my health coaching and nutrition clients advice on how to make healthy eating easy, my #1 tip is to think of your meals (and your refrigerator!) like you’re at Chipotle or any other fast-casual place where you build a bowl. You have a base, a protein, a bunch of veggies, sauces/spices, healthy fats, and boom. DONE. Whole30 Power Bowl, for the win!
With that formula, all you have to do is meal prep a couple options (like my one-pan bake, oven-roasted cauli rice, pulled pork or roasted chicken! – check out this Whole30 Meal Prep post for more ideas!), have 2-3 different sauces or spices on hand, and you can have different meals all week!
The best part is, you can use this formula for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Maybe throw some eggs with leftover roasted veggies and avocado on there in the morning, build a power salad bowl for lunch, and a protein you prepped in the slow cooker with a sweet potato and more veggies for dinner. Power bowls, for the win! If you make one, share it and tag #powerbowlswithdana so we can all see and grab some new ideas! See below for some of my favorite recipes on the blog using this formula!
- 1+ cup leafy greens
- (optional): 1 serving starchy carbs (½ - 1 cup)
- 1+ cups MORE veggies
- 4-6 oz protein
- 2 Tbsp - ¼ cup healthy fats + flavor boosters
- Add spices & herbs to taste!
- Combine all your bowl ingredients, top with your favorite spices and sauces, and devour!
The best part about this is it’s super variable depending on your favorite foods, spices, diet choices, and lifestyle activity level. You’re more active? Make sure you add more dense carb sources in there. You’re trying to bring your blood sugar down, or are doing a keto diet? Go lower on the carbs, and up the healthy fats. For everyone: always throw more veggies in there. We can pretty much all ALWAYS eat more veggies, myself included.