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Mediterranean-Inspired Nourish Bowl

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Prep

10 minutes

Cook

15 minutes

Yield

2 -3

This Mediterranean-inspired nourish bowl is loaded with nourishing gut-healthy ingredients that will keep your digestive system in-check.

This delicious, gut-healthy nourish bowl is the perfect quick-prep lunch to make when you need a hearty, healthy meal. This recipe is Mediterranean-inspired but is entirely versatile with whatever veggies you have on hand or your fav grains.

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Nourish bowl on counter in white bowl

Why you’ll love this nourish bowl:

  • Gut-Healthy: This nourish bowl is loaded with gut-healthy goodness with the help of ingredients like lentils, beets, and quinoa
  • Delicious: The combination of flavors in this nourish bowl are so tasty. I love the lemon, oregano dressing on top
  • Versatile: Make this recipe entirely your own by adding in your fav veggies, grains, beans, and more
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Ingredient Notes:

Lentils: Lentil are a gut-healthy ingredient in any recipe because they are rich in a type of fiber that helps your digestive system work, and fuels good bacteria in your gut. Lentils can also help you have regular bowel-movements, which we all can sometimes use a little help with.

Beets: Beets are high in fiber and promote the growth of good bacteria in your gut. I love the earthy flavor of beets and it adds so much to a bowl or salad. Plus, it’s an easy way to have a gut-healthy and immune boosting veggie in your diet.

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How to make a nourish bowl:

  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions and set aside.
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, prepare the lentils by draining and rinsing them. Mix all the dressing ingredients together in a large bowl and then add the lentils. Stir together and set aside.
  3. Prep all the vegetables and add to the bowl with the lentils along with the slivered almonds. Once the quinoa has cooled add to the bowl and mix everything together. Top with one avocado, sliced and enjoy!

Expert Tips & FAQ:

What is the difference between a Nourish Bowl and a buddha bowl? Honestly, they can be very similar. Usually a nourish bowl includes some sort of protein to it, where a buddha bowl is more known as a grain bowl.

What is a Nourish Bowl? A nourish bowl is a well-balanced, healthy meal that is packed with nutrient-rich ingredients that are good-for-you.

What are the 5 key components of a buddha bowl? Usually whole grains, veggies, dressing, and some sort of seed or nut on top.

How many calories in a Nourish Bowl? This recipe has about 640 calories but it’s full of nourishing ingredients so you don’t have to worry about the calorie count.

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Mediterranean Inspired Nourish Bowl

5 from 1 vote
This Mediterranean-inspired nourish bowl is loaded with nourishing gut-healthy ingredients that will keep your digestive system in-check.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Salads
Cuisine Greek-Inspired
Servings 2 -3
Calories 640 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (about 2/3 cup dry quinoa)
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup sliced radishes
  • 1 orange, red or yellow pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup cooked or pickled red beets, chopped (alternatively you could use raw shredded beets)
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 small cucumber, chopped
  • 14 oz can lentils, drained and rinsed`

For the dressing

Instructions
 

  • Cook quinoa according to package directions and set aside.
  • While the quinoa is cooking, prepare the lentils by draining and rinsing them. Mix all the dressing ingredients together in a large bowl and then add the lentils. Stir together and set aside.
  • Prep all the vegetables and add to the bowl with the lentils along with the slivered almonds. Once the quinoa has cooled add to the bowl and mix everything together. Top with one avocado, sliced and enjoy!

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Notes

  • It’s easy to mix and match different ingredients to your tastes. If you like carrots, double the carrots and remove another ingredient that’s not your favourite for example.
  • Want to make this a larger meal? Top with a protein of choice and serve for dinner.
  • This salad is delicious as a meal prep salad. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days in your favourite meal prep containers.

Nutrition

Calories: 640kcal | Carbohydrates: 60.8g | Protein: 18.4g | Fat: 39.9g | Saturated Fat: 4.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 26g | Sodium: 823.8mg | Fiber: 14.4g | Sugar: 8.2g
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