I’ve never been much of a salad eater. This fact has made me feel a bit like a fraud in my quest to eat healthier. I mean salads are the quintessential healthy food, right?
So when Main & Vine asked me to come up with a healthy and fresh recipe for January, I knew I had to think of something other than a salad. What I came up with was this: healthy lunch bowls! While these contain some of the same elements you’ll find in salads (think veggies!), I’ve put them together in a flavorful, appetizing, and filling way.
Since meal prep is always a huge part of your success (or lack thereof!) with meal planning, I decided to make this post more of a process or idea than a recipe per se. You can take inspiration from some of these ideas and tailor them to suit your own tastes, budget, and whatever you happen to find on sale!
I hit up Main & Vine and found so many delicious ingredients for my lunch bowls… fresh, organic greens and veggies, olives & pestos from the Foodie Bar, and grains in bulk! I picked up about a cup’s worth of quinoa and a cup’s worth of farro for just $1 each by buying in bulk. Such a deal.
Check out these prepped veggies I found in the produce department! Roasted Brussels sprouts, fresh butternut squash noodles, stir fry veggies and more. I was happy to pick up a couple packages to save on prep time. [Read more…]