March is National Nutrition Month - a great excuse to experiment with one of the biggest healthy eating trends around, customizable veggie bowls.
The March issue of Spry Living magazine, published by Parade magazine, makes it easy by listing ingredients from each category needed for a perfect veggie bowl. Choose from this list, or make a list of your own favorites. The key is customization, so these are just ideas to get you started. But remember, it has to contain all five categories (a veggie, starch, leafy green, protein and a topping).
Veggies: carrots, broccoli, zucchini, tomatoes.
Starch: brown rice, quinoa, sweet potato, squash.
Leafy Greens: spinach, kale, romaine, cabbage.
Protein: chickpeas, black beans, lentils, tofu.
Extras: hummus, avocado, low-sodium soy sauce, sour cream.