Why is it so hard to make cleaning eating a way of life in 2017? At Fuse, we honestly believe the #1 reason people do NOT eat well is because most diets, fads, trends, etc. make eating healthy complicated. The last thing we need in this busy life are more complicated and lengthy steps to a lean and healthy body.
Actually, time consuming shopping lists, food prepping and recipes should be avoided at all cost for most people. The wonderful thing about SIMPLE meal plans is that they work just as well as the complicated ones. Sure, the complicated meal plans can be great but most people can’t sustain them for the rest of their lives.
At Fuse, most of the trainers enjoy SIMPLE bowls of food throughout the day that only take 3-10 minutes to make. Actually, if you pre-make these bowls it will be faster than going out for fast food. We want to show how to make a “nourish bowl” since it’s one of the fastest and most effective ways to eat clean and stay lean.
What is a Nourish Bowl? It’s a simple meal that consists of greens, protein, healthy fat, veggies, healthy carbs and various flavor adds.
A Nourish Bowl could be enjoyed for any meal of the day, is quick to assemble, and is the perfect alternative to high calorie take-out meals.
Build Your Own Nourish Bowl
Below are the ingredient categories that make up a successful Nourish Bowl. Select one item from each category to customize your very own meal.
Start with Greens: A healthy serving of daily greens is essential for good health, and so our Nourish Bowl always begins here. Your greens may be cooked or raw, whichever you are in the mood for. Choose from:
- Micro Greens
- Mustard Greens
- Swiss Chard
Add Protein: Protein is important for supporting your fitness progress, in addition to providing you with usable energy to power your day. Be sure to vary the protein that you choose from time to time. Choose from:
Add Healthy Fat: It’s vital that your diet be rich in healthy fats so don’t skip this category! Healthy fats help to keep you satiated, a benefit that will pay off in fewer calories consumed over the long haul. No more energy crashes in the afternoon! Choose from:
- Olive oil
Add Veggies: Colorful, vibrant, organic, seasonal vegetables become the star of this meal. Take time to chop or dice your fresh veggies into a pleasing size before adding to your bowl. Choose from:
- Bell peppers
- Snap peas
- Any other veggie of your choice
Add Healthy Carbohydrates: Wholesome carbohydrates are important for maintaining that pep of energy in your step, so be sure to include a serving of one of the following in your bowl. Choose from:
- Sweet Potato
- Brown or Wild Rice
Finish with Flavor Add-Ons: Here’s where you could really let your creativity shine by adding your favorite fresh herbs or dressings to increase the flavor and enjoy-ability of the bowl. Choose from:
- Chopped fresh herbs
- Dried herbs
- Homemade dressing
- Homemade sauce
- Lemon juice
Yep, it can be that easy. Pick your favorite 2-3 greens, proteins, fats, veggies, healthy carbs and “add-ons” which should only take you about 10-15 minutes if you’re at Trader Joes. And for those who love variety and get bored easily the lists above give you literally hundreds of different combinations over the next 12 months.
And remember, SIMPLE works so why complicate eating clean with long recipes and meal plans? Print the list above and start enjoying a simple “diet”. When you’re ready to transform your fitness please email the Fuse training team at info@FuseFitnessStudio.com to reserve your complimentary strategy session.