Spring Vegetable Lunch Bowls
Apr 7th, 2016
Brighten your menu with colorful vegetables. Welcome spring by focusing on incorporating more fresh produce into your diet. Consuming more vegetables is a great way to promote overall health. Packed with a variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, vegetables are full of incredible nutrients to promote better health and more glowing skin, too.
Lighten up lunch and fuel busy weekdays with nutritious vegetarian and vegan lunch bowls packed with nutrients, protein and flavor. Prep ahead for an easy, healthy weekday lunch option. Planning lunch ahead is a great way to stay on track, keep energy levels high and avoid turning to less healthy options like fast food, take out or vending machine snacks. Read on for four recipes to create a delicious lunch bowl.
Add Flavor & Spice
Transform Mexican flavor-inspired lunch bowls with this vegetarian option! Packed with quinoa, black beans, cilantro, lime, avocado and jalapeño-infused hummus, this Cilantro & Lime Hummus Bowl is full of protein and flavor. You can also swap parsley for cilantro to mix up the flavor composition.
Incorporate Asian Flavors
Pack a plethora of veggies into lunch with this delicious Veggie Noodle Bowl Drenched in Peanut Sauce. This simple, homemade peanut sauce is an easy way to add flavor while avoiding sometimes highly processed packaged sauces. Peanut butter adds incredible flavor and protein so you can power through your afternoon without the dreaded 3 p.m. crash! Making this recipe ahead allows the flavor to continue to develop for a delicious day after lunch option.
Lightening up the menu for spring is a great way to welcome warmer months. This Vegan Power Bowl helps refresh lunch with a variety of veggies, along with vital nutrients and protein to fuel your day. This colorful bowl helps introduce a variety of vegetables and flavors into your diet.
Focus on Chickpeas
Chickpeas (or garbanzo beans) are legumes packed with protein and fiber. Adding chickpeas into your lunch bowl adds protein for a fueling vegetarian option packed with flavor. With roasted chickpeas, carrots, onions, sweet potatoes and toasted red pepper hummus, this Roasted Chickpea Bowl is packed with satisfying flavor to energize your afternoon!
Enjoy light vegetarian and vegan lunch bowls for a refreshing spring menu! For more vegetable inspiration, visit our Very Veggie Pinterest board!