Mother’s Bowls (or otherwise known to Oregonians as a “Yumm” Bowl) are a system for ensuring the family eats well even on busy days. Pre-prep/cook a variety of the items listed below.
When hungry, simply scoop out a combo of any of the followings ingredients, which all can be found at Whole Foods:
1. GRAIN: rice, quinoa, millet, noodles (various gluten free varieties at Whole Foods), or a grain blend.
2. PROTEIN: eggs, leftover meat, or legumes (try adzuki or aduki beans).
3. VEGGIE: roasted, steamed, pan-fried, or raw, chopped vegetables of choice.
4. TOP: chopped avocado, olives, seeds, nuts, or a drizzle of a healthy oil or sauce (try one of the 365 brand of pre-made bottled sauces)
Bowl options –
Asian: rice, fresh greens, leftover meat, black sesame seeds, and a drizzle of coconut aminos (a healthier version of soy sauce).
Latin: rice, beans, avocados, tomatoes, olives, cheese, shredded lettuce, herbs, and salsa.
Autumn: roasted, chopped squash or sweet potato, crumbled bacon or sausage, topped with leafy greens sautéed in butter, and toasted pumpkin seeds. Try this one warm.
Curry: rice or lentils, steamed or pan-fried veggies, topped with toasted nuts and curry sauce.
Mediterranean: noodles, meatballs, pesto, feta, and roasted bell peppers and tomatoes.