Macro Bowl

Before we get into the details of enlightening you about the utterly delicious, eye-catching, and of course nutrient Macro bowls, let’s talk about why they are called Macro Bowls? The word “Macro” comes from Macronutrients. Macronutrients are a mix of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, and “Bowls” we are all aware of. Hence, Macro Bowls as the name infers is one bowl that includes all essential macronutrients

Our body requires about 4 kcals of carbohydrates and proteins each and 9 kcals of fats to streamline the normal functioning of our body’s systems.

What is Macro Bowl?

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We have all come across those big, colorful, and neatly arranged plates and bowls of food that we just want to get our hands on. Looking at them makes us want to grab them out of the picture and start eating. Well, we all know that is not humanly possible.

To save ourselves from the unending agony, I did some research and found out what these bowls were. Macro Bowl is this neatly arranged bowl with various food items such as; Grains, Vegetables, proteins, and much more. These bowls were invented so that people could have healthier options when they went out to eat or even at home as this is a complete and balanced meal.

These bowls were created based on a Macrobiotic diet that is highly popular in the US. According to the macrobiotic diet, one should consume;

  • 60 percent of grains
  • 10 percent of beans
  • 30 percent of vegetables

And, this amazing bowl helps you manage the number of optimal macronutrients your body requires on a daily basis.

TIP: If you’re making it at home; you must know the exact amount of each ingredient that should be added. If you have all the right ingredients handy, then you just have to mix and play around with your ingredients until you’re satisfied with the bowl.

Steps To Make A Micro Bowl

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5 Steps to Prepare a Lavish Micro Bowl

Choosing Whole Grains or Starch

This is the first step involved in making your delicious and healthy Macro Bowl. The type of grain or starch you choose as a base decides how you plan to build the rest of your bowl. You have many options that you can choose from to build your bowl. These options include;

  1. Brown rice
  2. Quinoa
  3. Lentils
  4. Millet
  5. Buckwheat
  6. Barley
  7. Etc. the grains should only fill up to 1/4th of your bowl. In the case of cooked grains, you can fill up half a bowl.
https://www.healthyeating.org/nutrition-topics/general/food-groups/grains

Choosing The Right Vegetable

Vegetables are the highlight of your Macro bowl, without a doubt. You have various veggies to choose from. They may be cooked or uncooked, just the way you like them to be. To avoid hassle and waiting for your veggies to cook at the end of the day, the best thing to do is cook them on the weekends. This will save you time, and you won’t have to do much work after coming home. There are a number of veggies to choose from, such as;

  1. Lettuce
  2. Iceberg
  3. Capsicums
  4. Cauliflower
  5. Carrots
  6. Bens
  7. Green peas
  8. Peppers
  9. Spinach
  10. Corn
  11. Avocados
  12. Potatoes

And many more. Make sure you fill at least half of your bowl with vegetables. This is because vegetables are a mix of all the veggies in a way that they contain amounts of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

Before you add veggies to your bowl, you can cook them with a little bit of garlic, some seasoning, and toss them, saute them in a dash of oil so that their flavor oozes out.

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Choose Your Protein

Now is the time to add protein to your power-packed bowl. You can choose from several proteins such as:

  1. Chicken
  2. Beef
  3. Fish
  4. Mutton

Etc. However, if you are a vegan, you can choose to add:

  1. Tofu
  2. Beans
  3. Tempeh
  4. Plant-based Beef or Sausage
https://www.dkfindout.com/us/human-body/keeping-healthy/what-is-protein/

Condiments

To add more flavor to your bowl, you may add sauces or other condiments such as;

  1. An Oil dressing
  2. Lemon
  3. Sriracha sauce
  4. Teriyaki sauce
  5. BBQ sauce

And many more options to choose from.

https://discover.hubpages.com/food/Condiments-Herbs-Spices-and-Seasonings-What-Are-the-Differences

Additional Options

You may give a treat to yourself by adding a few healthy fat options such as:

  1. Nuts
  2. Olives
  3. Pickles
  4. Or even some Kimchi.

Mouth-Watering Recommendations

Following are some delicious mouth-watering recommendations for you to try out:

  1. Savories: Asian Salmon Burgers, Simple Salmon Recipe, Wegman Salmon Recipe, Aip Salmon Recipe, Spinach Curry
  2. Desserts: Lemon Almond Tart, Peanut Butter Fudge, Almond Sweet rolls, Lemon Almond biscotti  

I hope you try these Macro Bowls and let me know how they turned out for you in the comments below. I’d love pictures of your bowls.

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