Bowled Over! Tips for Making a Meal in a Bowl

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Dishes are so passé. The newest foodie trend is meals in a bowl. They’re a fun and versatile way to layer your food, so you get varying textures and tastes all in one bite. Here, bowl-building basics:

  1. Start with a sturdy base. Green leafy vegetables make a great foundation, but choose yours carefully – flimsy lettuces like arugula will wilt if you place hot ingredients into the bowl. Good options include spinach or kale. If you’re on short-term maintenance, consider a grain like brown rice or whole wheat pasta. Oatmeal makes a great base for a breakfast bowl.
  2. Add a protein. Choices abound – lean chicken or turkey, egg whites, salmon, low-fat cheese, etc.
  3. Supply crunch. Pile on the diced peppers or broccoli, baby carrots, a handful of nuts, or even a chopped 100-calorie protein bar for a sweet bowl.
  4. Finish with a dressing. Add a little olive oil, flavored vinegar, dollop of nonfat Greek yogurt – whatever suits you and adheres to your meal plan. Our Ahi Tuna Bowl recipe uses a delicious dressing of avocado creamed with lime juice and cilantro.

 

This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be an exhaustive examination of the subject matter nor a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your primary care physician or healthcare provider before beginning any diet or exercise program.

Active Medi-Weightloss® patients should consult the experts at their location on whether the foods and recipes mentioned are appropriate for their phase of the program.