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5 Steps To Creating The Perfect Lunch Bowl.

5 Steps To Creating The Perfect Lunch Bowl.

Lunch bowls are a favorite of mine for many reasons. They are so satisfying and allow you to use up those leftovers in the fridge in the most stylish way possible. Plus, they are a great dish to make for just 1 person. For me personally, there are always a few essentials that I like to keep in mind when making my bowls. That’s why I thought some of you might like my 5 steps to creating the perfect lunch bowl:

5 steps to creating the perfect lunch bowl | Bikinis & Passports

  1. Go green for the base: I always like to start my bowl with lots of greens as the base or filler. Usually this will be baby spinach or arugula. Kale is also great.
  2. Protein: For a few months now, I have been leading a diet that includes protein in every meal. I noticed that the protein makes me feel full longer and is great for energy. Some of my go-to protein options for lunch are lentils or chick peas since we usually include meat in our dinners. Other than that a poached egg, smoked trout filet, greek yogurt or a bit of chicken breast are also great for bowls.
  3. Eat the rainbow: Lots of colors usually mean lots of vitamins. That’s why I include at least 2-3 vegetables (additional to the green base) in my bowls. Chopped tomatoes, grilled carrots or red bell pepper are my favorites. Speaking of eating the rainbow – remember this healthy avocado pasta recipe?
  4. Carbs for the win: In order to stay full and for our metabolism to work well, it is important not to starve ourselves. That’s why I started eating more (healthy) carbs lately. My absolute favorite for lunch bowls is quinoa! Of course, if you are having lentils or chickpeas, this can become a bit too filling. But when opting for just some egg or chicken, always make sure to include quinoa, potatoes or a slice of rye bread!
  5. Fresh herbs + spices: To top off my bowls, I love fresh herbs and add a few spices. My top 3 herbs are parsley, cilantro and basil. Sometimes mint also works well (ie. for a Moroccan-inspired bowl). In terms of spices, try some Himalayan salt and cayenne pepper to give your bowl a little kick. Voilà!

With these 5 steps to creating the perfect lunch bowl your meal should be ready in no time! For today’s bowl, I used arugula (= green base), 200gr of cooked lentils (= 15 gr protein), grilled carrots, red peppers and beet root (= rainbow) oven baked potatoes (= carbs), as well as a bit of chopped parsley, sea salt + cayenne pepper and olive oil + fresh lemon juice as seasoning (= fresh herbs + spices). Yum!

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11 Comments

  • 11 months ago

    yummy – sieht mega lecker aus! ich bin auch ein totaler fan von lunchbowls <3
    xx marie
    http://www.highheelsandsnapbacks.at

  • 11 months ago

    Hui das sieht mega lecker aus 🙂

    xx,
    S

    http://www.sophiehearts.com

  • 11 months ago

    Sieht richtig gut aus, vor allem wieder mal etwas leichtes nach der Weihnachtszeit ?

  • 11 months ago

    Salatbowls sind das absolut beste für wenn es schnell gehen muss! Ich liebe sie mit viele Farben zu machen, dann fühle ich micht gleich “gesund” xD

    xoRosie // Rosie’s Life

  • 11 months ago

    So good! ♥

    Alles Liebe,
    Dorothea
    http://justambitious.com/

  • 11 months ago

    Deine Bowl sieht richtig lecker aus!
    Ich verwende auch gerne einen selbstgemachten Kräuterquark zum dippen von Gemüse oder Kartoffelecken. So hat man auch gleich Proteine, Gemüse und gesunde Kohlenhydrate kombiniert 🙂
    Liebe Grüße
    Jenny
    http://www.fitandsparklinglife.com

  • 11 months ago

    Ohhh, sieht das gut aus!!! Ich liebe lunch bowls und mache regelmäßig welche, ich mag vor allem Süßkartoffeln, Brokkoli, Kürbis, Couscous oder Kichererbsen besonders gerne auf meinem Teller! Aber deine Kombi werde auch sicher mal ausprobieren und mit diesen 5 Tipps wird es sicher jedes Mal ganz anders, also danke dafür!!!!
    Liebste Grüße,
    Sandra / http://www.shineoffashion.com
    https://www.instagram.com/sandraslusna/

  • 11 months ago

    Oh, das schaut super lecker aus. Ich bin auch ein riesen Fan von Lunchbowls und mache mir solche total gerne. Schauen nicht nur super aus, sondern sind auch mega lecker! <3
    Liebst Kathi
    http://www.meetthehappygirl.com

  • Lyn
    11 months ago

    Okay, this looks and sounds yummy so I need to try this! You always have the most beautiful photos of food (which is NOT easy!! so congrats to you!) and recipes I wouldn’t think of so thank you for the inspiration 🙂
    Will go to your Pinterest to see if I find any other bowls!
    xox Lyn

  • 11 months ago

    ahhhh das schaut sooo lecker aus echt 🙂 hammer
    glg katy

    http://www.lakatyfox.com

  • 11 months ago

    Das sieht wirklich zum Reinbeißen aus!!!
    LG Birgit

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