One of the easiest ways to include more whole plants in your diet is to include Nourish Bowls into your weekly menu.
Nourish Bowls focus on including many different veggies so you are eating a rainbow of different colors. Those different colors in vegetables are from the phytonutrients. Those phytonutrients help us lose weight and prevent chronic disease. You will feel amazing when you start to eat Nourish Bowls.
To help get you started, I am sharing one of my favorite Nourish Bowl recipes .... my Fiesta Nourish Bowl with Honey Chipotle Sauce. Be sure to let me know if you try it!
Fiesta Nourish Bowl with Honey Chipotle Sauce
1 cup basmati rice (cooked)
6 cups mixed greens
½ cup onions (diced)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 small sweet potato (diced very small)
15 oz can black beans (rinsed & drained)
2 cups fire roasted corn (frozen) **
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons jalapenos (chopped) (from a jar)
8 cherry tomatoes
1 cup cabbage (shredded)
½ cup raw cashews **
½ cup onion (diced)
1 clove garlic (leave whole)
½ teaspoon chipotle pepper flakes **
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup water
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
Add-in options: sliced avocado.
Can swap basmati rice for another rice. I’ve only tested recipe with Basmati.
You can usually find corn that is already fire roasted in the freezer section of the store. If not, just use regular frozen corn.
You can swap cashews with raw pumpkin seeds.
If you do not have a high speed blender to blend the sauce then replace cashews with cashew butter.
Use more chipotle pepper flakes in the sauce if you want it to be spicy. This can be found in most grocery stores with other spices.
You will have leftovers of the veggie/bean mix that you can store in the fridge for up to 7 days.
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