Quick Tip: Rethink Your Servingware.
I realized today, when I was throwing together a lunch of oatmeal, peas, and sharp cheddar, that I rarely consider putting meals on plates. (And oh, the oatmeal thing was a meal for one. It was a little mushy, but, hey: Veggie+Grain+Protein=Meal, right? It tasted pretty good.) Bowls are easier to contain a slurry of ingredients and work well for grains, especially.
-a cold quinoa salad topped with beans
-stir-fried veggies & a protein over rice
-Israeli cous-cous cooked with red pepper and onion, floating in vegetable broth with tofu
-a kid-friendly Creamy Peas & Beans with whole-wheat noodles
-polenta cooked with spinach and topped with a little butter and parmesan
Basically, if you don’t have to worry about your ingredients sliding all over a flat surface, you’ll be more inclined to throw them together, thus adding all the necessary food groups to your meal. Huzzah!
What’s your favorite meal-in-a-bowl?