Something starchy, something green, something crunchy, and a little protein.
I eat a lot of bowls. Let me be clear: "bowl" does not equal "salad," and if at any point throughout the consumption of a bowl do you think to yourself, "this tastes like salad," something went awry. A bowl implies that the above equation has been implemented thoughtfully, creating a comforting combination of elements that lend themselves perfectly to true satisfaction, which salad rarely achieves.
Enter bowl #1: The MexiVegan Bowl
Something starchy: Cilantro rice; Something green: spinach; Something crunchy: pickled onions and jalapeños; A little protein: sliced avocado. I also sautéed some peppers and onions with taco seasoning and topped with a dollop of sour cream. I understand sour cream is not vegan, so substitute vegan sour cream or leave it off if you want to keep it 100% vegan.
Bowl #2: Flank On The Bias Bowl
Something starchy: Jalapeño brown rice; Something green: Roasted broccoli, Something crunchy: Pickled carrots and toasted walnuts; A little Protein: Sesame soy marinated flank steak.
Bowl #3: Miso Salmon Bowl
Something starchy: Quinoa and corn; Something green: romaine lettuce; Something crunchy: crushed wasabi peas and pickled onions; A little protein: Miso ginger salmon.
Some other ideas to help you concoct delicious, well balanced bowls are listed below. Eating more bowls may also allow you to eliminate waste by using up aging produce or last night's leftovers.