I love the nourish bowl trend—the simple notion that you can eat a healthy meal all in one bowl. Whether it’s a smoothie bowl, a salad bowl, or a grain bowl, you can pack the confines of that round dish with a whole lot of nourishing, healthful plant ingredients—and you can reap the nutrition rewards. Nourish bowls are perfect for breakfast, lunch, snacks, or an easy dinner. I asked some of my favorite bloggers to share their favorite nourish bowl recipes in my fabulous collection of 20 plant-powered recipes. Get ready to be inspired!
Peace, Love, and Nourishment,
Chai Quinoa Breakfast Bowl, Stephanie McKercher, RDN, The Grateful Grazer
Feeling extra tired? Try warm breakfasts that are filled with cozy flavors. This is the type of breakfast that will make you feel like you’re back into the swing of things. If this breakfast bowl doesn’t make you feel nourished and recharged, you should probably just go back to bed.
5 Ingredient Healthy Kale and Quinoa Bowl, Kara Lydon, RD, The Foodie Dietitian
How as a country, we spend the least amount of time on cooking than any other country? We’re all strapped for time, so appreciate a good 5 ingredient meal that takes less than 30 minutes to make when you’re in a time pinch.
Summer Sorghum Bowl with Sweet Corn and Succotash, Cara Harbstreet, MS, RD, LD, Street Smart Nutrition
Nourish Bowls are apparently all the rage. This one combines a roasted sweet corn succotash to compliment sorghum’s Southern roots. Instead of lima beans in a traditional succotash, I subbed black beans and topped it with avocado. This bowl is basically a fiber bomb, so wash it down with some liquids…you know…for regularity.
Superfood Smoothie Bowl, Christy Brissette, MS, RD, 80 Twenty Nutrition
When breakfast calls and you’re looking for something more substantial than just a plain old smoothie, look no further than the smoothie bowl! Smoothie bowls are great because you can endlessly play with the ingredients to find smoothie bowls that you love. This smoothie bowl recipe is absolutely delicious and very simple! It just takes 10 minutes and then it’s ready to enjoy.
Pumpkin n’ Protein Smoothie Bowl, Shannon Garcia, RD, LD, Lone Start Nutrition
One of the great things about smoothie bowls is it causes us to slow down a bit… sure, drinking a smoothie on-the-go is a must sometimes (or let’s get real.. like most the time), BUT it’s so nice to just sit down for a few minutes with a meal or snack and savor the flavor.
Abundance Bowls with Almond Butter-Lemon Dressing, Kristina LaRue, RD, CSSD, Love & Zest
Roasted veggies topped with the creamiest lemony almond butter dressing! This vegan abundance bowl will make you feel ahhhhhmazing from the inside out!
Nourish Buddha Bowl with Almond Turmeric Aioli, Katie Cavuto, RD, Nourish Breathe Thrive
This “turmeric aioli” is as good as it gets! Turmeric is packed with immune boosting antioxidants that help decrease inflammation and fend off disease. Blend it together with almond butter, garlic and a few spices and you have yourself a medicinal dressing that is satisfying, delicious, and perfect for drizzling on just about anything!
Apple Walnut Quinoa Breakfast Bowl, Vanessa Croessmann, Vegan Family Recipes
My boys love this, and you can even add a splash of almond milk to it for some extra creaminess. I love this quinoa breakfast bowl since it’s not a sugar filled breakfast that will have me and my kids bouncing off the walls all day.
Going Green Smoothie with Rawnola, Mel, A Virtual Vegan
Do you love the idea of packing the green stuff into your smoothie but always hate the taste? Then you need to try this Going Green Smoothie! It’s stuffed full of healthy ingredients including spinach but is creamy, sweet, and delicious. It really doesn’t taste green!
Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl, Demeter, Beaming Baker
An easy recipe for a refreshing smoothie bowl packed with antioxidants, blueberries, and coconut.
Italian Farro Bowl, Nicole McTaggart, Earth Powered Family
I love a good vegan bowl. I appreciate the simplicity of a single, complete dish. Plus, it’s a great way to experiment with different flavor combinations and ingredients. I thought I would try to use this ancient Roman grain in a vegan bowl. I continued the Italian theme with the addition of roasted bell peppers, zucchini, crimini mushrooms, and cannellini beans. And what better sauce to complete the dish than a bright pesto.
Vegan Chunky Monkey Smoothie Bowl, Melissa Huggins, Vegan Huggs
I love feeling like I’m having dessert for breakfast, while feeding my body tons of nutrition. Don’t you? Well, this smoothie bowl might look like it’s loaded with sugar and junk, but it’s super healthy for you. Pinky swear.
Nourishing Dragon Bowls, Josh & Katie, Delightful Vegans
I just love how I feel after I eat a big Nourishing Dragon Bowl. My body thanks me. All the goodness of brown rice and a bit of salad, fermented foods and a protein source, like tofu or tempeh, really makes for a great combination – with a delicious dressing drizzled on top of course! You could easily have this dish without a dressing. But dressings are so good, and I think they take this dish up a notch (or five!).
Black Bean Protein Bowl, Amber, Quite Good Food
This straight forward combination of black beans, sweet potato and spinach with tahini dressing creates a nutrient dense and well balanced protein bowl. It also delivers 43 percent RDI for iron, 40 percent for vitamin C and 24 percent for calcium (oh yeah, and a ludicrous 268% for vitamin A). Told you it was balanced.
Baked Falafel Salad Bowls, Shannon, Yup, It’s Vegan
These baked falafels that are crumbled into my salad are easy, portable, versatile, and healthy. Not to mention, falafel was always one of the few things that my picky school-aged self actually liked to eat.
Breakfast Bowl, Florian, Contentedness Cooking
If you need an easy healthy breakfast, then my Vegan Breakfast Bowl is exactly what you need. Full of fruits, nuts, and with gluten free oats, this is not only nourishing but also delicious. If you like, you can also make this an amazing quinoa breakfast recipe by substituting the oats. Sprinkle your favorite nut butter over this Breakfast Bowl and be energized for the day.
Green Goodness Power Bowl, Stephanie, RD, Neat and Nutritious
There is nothing better than a warm, comforting bowl of nutritious and delicious flavors after (or in the middle of) a long day. And with the green Spring bounty growing up in abundance right now, the best meals are simple ones that balance flavor, nutrition, and comfort in a few quick steps. This power bowl has it all, filling carbs, rich protein, hearty fats, loads of greens, and a sauce to put it over the top.
Parmesan Polenta Bowl, Angel McNall, RD, Cheftographer
A parmesan polenta bowl with roasted tomatoes, greens, and beans is absolutely everything that is wonderful about food. It’s not difficult to prepare, it’s super healthy, it’s beautiful and it’s absolutely delicious!
Super Simple Vegan Burrito Bowl, Jenn Sebestyen, Veggie Inspired
In a hurry? Low on funds? No worries – you can still have a delicious dinner! I have been eating this quick and easy vegan burrito bowl since long before I switched to a plant-based diet. It’s inexpensive and gets dinner on the table in a few short minutes. It is also surprisingly flavorful without having to add a bunch of spices.
Brazilian Açai Bowl, Larissa, Eat Yourself Green
Açaí bowls are the healthy craze at the moment. They’ve been more and more popular each day and you can find them in pretty much every healthy/organic/paleo shop you visit. I like to top it with lots of oats, seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, hemp) and nuts.
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