BUILDING A BALANCED MEAL: here’s an easy rule of thumb to help you put together a balanced meal that is tasty, nourishing and satisfying 🙌🏼☺️⠀
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I often think about my meals in terms of containing a balance of macronutrients – including fibrous carbohydrates, quality protein and healthy fats 🤗 some may also call this a ‘macro bowl’!⠀
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Here’s an example using my lunch from the other day:⠀
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1️⃣ Add ‘free vegetables’ as the base for your bowl (these are leafy greens and low starch veggies — eg. zucchini and broccoli) 🥦🌿⠀
2️⃣ Add a 1/4 plate source of starch, ideally containing plenty of fibre — eg. sweet potato 🍠 or rice, quinoa, whole meal pasta⠀
3️⃣ Add a 1/4 plate source of quality protein — eg. eggs 🍳 or fish, grass-fed beef, poultry, legumes, tofu⠀
4️⃣ Add some healthy fats — eg. avocado and tahini-lemon sauce 🥑🍋 or olives, nuts and seeds⠀
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👩‍🍳 How to make the tahini lemon sauce:⠀
Ingredients — 1 tbsp tahini, 1 tsp lemon or lime juice, 1 tsp honey, salt and pepper plus a dash of boiling water to blend.⠀
Method — mix the tahini, lemon juice, honey and S&P together. Add the boiling water and keep stirring until you reach a creamy consistency 🤗⠀
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Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas 🎄💚 enjoy all of the festive food! And don’t forget to spoil yourself too 🙆🏻‍♀️⠀
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🙋🏻‍♀️ Would you try this bowl?



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