Toss a bunch of stuff in a bowl and you have a healthy meal in minutes. Sounds too easy, right? Food bloggers like Cookie + Kate make it look that way. Instagrammers, like @blendersandbowls, are in on it, too, making healthy eating interesting again, with the one-bowl meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And yes, they really are easy.
The Sprouted Kitchen‘s second book, Bowl + Spoon, shows readers how to prepare “bowl food” by combining grains, protein and vegetables. The book claims that “the bowl is a perfect vessel in which to create simple, delicious, and healthy meals.” You can eat your meal with a spoon, while sitting on the couch (watching True Detective, of course).
Finding the most nutritious combos can be confusing, so here’s a breakdown of how you can create your ideal bowl.
First, choose your base (something like rice or pasta—see, carbs aren’t always the enemy), add in a protein and then a few toppings of your choice. Try prepping these things in your fridge over the weekend so you won’t be opting for fries at lunch (we make the worst decisions when we’re hangry).
Browse the gallery below for 10 one-bowl meals you’ll love.