Quinoa and Brown Rice Lunch Bowl (with every vegetable in the fridge)

It’s mid-week and no time to stop at the market so rather than eat out, I’m making my favorite lunch, “the lunch bowl”. Using whole grains leftover from last night’s dinner, whatever chopped vegetables are in the fridge, baked tofu, pumpkin seeds and raisins, I have the fix-ins for the perfect lunch bowl. Lunch bowls…

A Change in Dinner Plans

Another example of why prepping on the weekend helps you to eat better throughout the week.  A last minute schedule change has me eating in instead of out so I opened the refrigerator to see what I could find. Since I still had leftover salad bar fix-ins (see There’s a Salad Bar in the Fridge post)…

Lunch Bowl on a Plate

Here’s a creative lunch idea (or breakfast or dinner) from my son’s blog https://www.instagram.com/foodishowmymom/.  It’s hearty but healthy with backyard chicken eggs (go ahead and eat the yolks, they’re heart friendly), roasted sweet potatoes, broccoli, red onion, brown rice and a sprinkle of feta cheese.  Nutrition Note: Check out the vegetable color palate on this…

Leftover Lunch Bowl

It’s Thursday and coming to the end of week so the refrigerator is getting a little sparse.  Today I pulled together a lunch bowl with whatever was left from the week.  I started with 1/2 a bag of leftover Fresh Express (which I like because you get a mix of cruciferous-rich veggies like kale and…

Foodishowmymom

Lunch bowls are an excellent way to combine nutrient powerhouses all in one bowl!  My son, Jonathan, sends me his own versions from his blog, foodishowmymom .  Anything goes.  Add Greek yogurt, sweet potatoes, broccoli, avocado, red onion and sunflower seeds.  Or brown rice, hummus, canned tuna, broccoli, red onion, olive oil and vinegar.  Even a…