What you eat will make or break your fitness results so if you aren’t happy with your current body then I’ll bet that your diet could use some improvement.
Case and point: how many of your meals are picked up at the fast food drive-through, ordered hastily or being delivered in a paper bag to your front door?
I realize that finding the time to cook and eat healthy meals is a challenge for many of my clients and so I’d like to introduce you to the Nourish Bowl.
A nourish bowl is a simple meal that consists of greens, protein, healthy fat, veggies, healthy carbs and various flavor adds that can be enjoyed for any meal of the day, is quick to assemble, and is the perfect alternative to high calorie take-out meals.
Start with Greens: A healthy serving of daily greens is essential for good health.
Spinach Kale Collards Arugula Romaine Micro Greens Sprouts Mustard Greens Swiss Chard
Add Protein: Protein is important for supporting your fitness progress, in addition to providing you with usable energy to power your day.
Egg Beans Lentils Fish Chicken Beef Pork
Add Healthy Fat: It’s vital that your diet be rich in healthy fats so don’t skip this category! Healthy fats help to keep you satiated, a benefit that will pay off in fewer calories consumed over the long haul. No more energy crashes in the afternoon!
Avocado Nuts Seeds Olive oil Olives
Add Veggies: Colorful, vibrant, organic, seasonal vegetables become the star of this meal.
Take time to chop or dice your fresh veggies into a pleasing size before adding to your bowl.
Zucchini Bell peppers Cucumber Tomatoes Cauliflower Radish Snap peas Cabbage Carrots Any other veggie of your choice
Add Healthy Carbs: Wholesome carbohydrates are important for maintaining that pep of energy in your step, so be sure to include a serving of one of the following in your bowl.
Quinoa Sweet Potato Brown or Wild Rice Beans Corn Peas
Finish with Flavor: Here’s where you could really let your creativity shine by adding your favorite fresh herbs or dressings to increase the flavor and enjoy-ability of the bowl. Choose from:
Chopped fresh herbs Dried herbs Homemade dressing Homemade sauce Vinegar Hummus Lemon Juice
Here’s a Nourish Bowl that’s filled with delicious, nutritious goodness. Once you’re ready, get creative and add your own favorite greens, protein, healthy fat, veggies and healthy carbs to a bowl and dive in.
Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com
What you need:
¼ cup uncooked quinoa ½ cup chicken broth 1 Tablespoons spaghetti sauce 1 teaspoon water 1 cup fresh spinach 2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and sliced in half ½ avocado, pitted and chopped 6 cherry tomatoes, halved sea salt and black pepper to taste
1. Combine the quinoa and broth in a small pot over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and cook, covered, for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in the spaghetti sauce.
2. In a small skillet place the water over medium heat. Add the fresh spinach and sauté until tender.
3. Divide the quinoa between two bowls and top each with one of the eggs, and half of the spinach, avocado and tomatoes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy!
One serving equals:
I hope that you get a chance to give this recipe a try this week.
Remember that I’m only a call or email away to assist you in all things fitness. And if you are not yet one of my prized clients then call or email me now to set up your first workout – I’d love to help you achieve your healthiest body ever!
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