If it wasn't for food trends, you probably wouldn't be eating so much kale, avocados or chia seeds!
If you've been a long-time Trimarni follower on Facebook or Instagram, you've probably noticed that most of my meals are eaten from bowls.
Well, wouldn't you know that it is now trendy to eat a meal out of a bowl???
-Flavors are enhanced when combined
-You can incorporate a variety of nutrients into one dish
-You can see what you love to eat
-You can hide what you don't like to eat
-You are forced to sit down and eat with silverware
-Plants (fruits or veggies)
-Starch or grain
Note: I like my athletes to think of meal planning as "am I eating enough?" not saying "I am eating too much!" as it helps create a better relationship with food when you focus on eating enough to meet energy and nutrient needs.
-Plants: mixed greens and arugula, tomatoes, grapes, red and orange peppers, onions
-Protein: Cottage cheese (and some from quinoa)
-Starch or grain: Quinoa
-Fat: Olive oil, chopped walnuts, goat cheese
Here's how you can get started:
1) Buy some awesome bowls in all sizes (I prefer shallow bowls)
2) Think about your favorite recipes/meals and how you can eat them in a bowl
(for inspiration, check out this blog)
3) Don't feel the need to combine everything. If you don't like foods to be mixed or prefer one type of texture at a time while eating, divide your bowl into sections so that you have all the components of a healthy and balanced meal....in a bowl.
Turn that sandwich, wrap or pita inside out and serve the bread on the side (you can top with smashed avocado, cheese or hummus)
What will you yum over in your bowl?