When building a balanced and nourishing bowl, the goal is to combine all of the macronutrients (protein, fibre, healthy fats) so you are nourishing your body in one delicious meal!
Go crazy with your favorite greens! Try something new… arugula, spinach, collard greens, dandelion greens, cabbage slaw.
You can keep it plant-based and include your favourite ingredients such as edamame, beans, quinoa, chickpeas, lentils, nuts, seeds etc. or small amount animal-based protein. Eggs are a great addition as well as fish (tuna, salmon) My family loves Poke bowls with fish!
My favourite is avocado, olives, nuts and seeds or nut butters. Healthy oils (avocado, extra virgin olive oil) for salad dressing
Eat the rainbow of colors, which contains fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Variety and nutrient density is key!
Slow-releasing carbs will keep your energy sustained throughout the day. Some examples include sweet potato, quinoa, brown rice, legumes or beans.
Some suggestions could include some nuts, sunflower seeds, chia or flaxseeds, hemp hearts, cacao or cinnamon.
A homemade dressing can be very simple and quick. You can keep it as simple as lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and a dash of extra virgin olive oil!
Marsha Fenwick, C.N.P. R.R.T.
Marsha is not your typical nutritionist. She began her career 20 years ago as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. Later, she earned her certifications as a Registered Nutritional Consultant Practitioner, Certified Nutritional Practitioner, and Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner. Marsha is also a Certified Cancer Coach. Her clinical practice specializes in: sustainable healthy weight loss, digestive health, women's hormones, diabetes, heart health, and cancer prevention and recovery. For more information and to book a FREE 15 minute consultation go to www.marshafenwicknutrition.com