Bowl eating has definitely become somewhat of a trend in the recent couple of years. You can call them power bowls or health bowls, Buddah bowls, etc. but there is something quite inspiring about eating out of a bowl. Bowls are not just for soup or cereal anymore! It's like bowls have now become the hot new plates!
I created a healthy Spring Veggie Bowl for my lunch yesterday and I have to say I quite, quite enjoyed it. I am not sure it would have brought me quite the same enjoyment had it been served on a plate, but eating this from a bowl was incredibly tasty and left me feeling very much like I was doing something good for myself.
Filled with spring vegetables . . . English peas, asparagus, purple sprouting broccoli and chard . . . each vegetable quickly cooked until crispy tender with very little use of any fat. I used an olive oil cooking spray and a non stick pan . . . if you are afraid that the veggies will burn or stick before they are crispy tender, you can add a splash of water, which works very well, with just a touch of seasoning.
I used whole wheat pasta . . . which is a low GI carb. Our bodies need healthy carbs. That is where we get our energy from.
There is a light dressing on the pasta . . . for a bit of extra flavour, and I topped it with some coarsely grated Parmesan cheese and chopped toasted walnuts. Walnuts are a superfood, and so is chard and broccoli. Altogether this makes for a very colourful, quite delicious and healthy bowl full of food!
*Spring Veggie Bowls*Serves 2
Here's to good health and Bon Appetit!