Over the past few weeks I've been thoroughly enjoying a variation on my usual salads, and their ingredients. Additionally I have also taken a little bit of a back step when it comes to including meat in my meals, so ensuring adequate and quality protein sources has been crucial.
My food checklist of simple, easy, seasonal and nourishing food is taken care of with this Abundance Bowl + they look fabulous (and I solidly believe that we eat first with our eyes....)
The idea for these bowls is to take a handful of complimentary flavours, varying textures, ideal preparation for each ingredient and colour!!
For those of you who follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you'll have seen a few of these plates pop up over the past few weeks and now I want to share with you how to create one for yourself. This is the kind of minimal effort, throw together meal that is somewhat of a staple for me at either lunch or dinner; especially on a busy day; and is something that I know you will look forward to enjoying yourself!
The reason this recipe can be a throw together is because I've already prepped the elements and for more on introducing this concept to your life check out this crucial post.
Let's get started...
- 1 cup chickpeas, cooked (or tinned)
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1.5 teaspoons paprika
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ¾ tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- Good crack of salt & pepper
- Combine all ingredients, coating chickpeas well with the mixture
- Store remaining chickpeas in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days
- ½ cup brown rice or quinoa, cooked
- ½ cup Morrocan chickpeas
- ½ cup baked cinnamon pumpkin
- ½ cup red cabbage, thinly sliced (using
a mandolin works a treat!)
- ½ cup alfalfa sprouts
- ¼ cup Puy lentils, cooked (French lentils are the bomb though green lentils will work just fine)
- ¼ avocado, sliced lengthways
- 1-2 free range organic eggs, hard boiled and sliced into wedges
- 1 tablespoon hummus
- 5 cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 1 tablespoon red onion, diced finely (optional)
- Arrange all elements on a plate and enjoy!
Feel free to mix and match your ingredients to get creative! Eating in this way is great as you work with seasonal produce and your current tastebuds. For instance serving this dish with just-baked pumpkin and warm brown rice offers a vastly different experience than all cold salad inclusions.
Make this for people who "don't do salads" and see their eyes and stomachs delight! If you loved this recipe, share it with someone else and inspire better living for us all.
There's another favourite combination of mine in my mini eBook bundle which you can check out here.