Nourish Bowls!

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“Eat the rainbow” … no, not Skittles. 

Everybody knows this girl loves her veggies. If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve seen proof that I love ’em. From avocado on my toast to baked sweet potatoes and salads topped with lots of salsa. I’m crazy about a huge variety of veggies, but my new fave way to eat them? Nourish bowls! I grab a cute bowl or plate (the cuter, the better) and add a handful of spinach or lettuce, some healthy carbs, and a portion of satisfying protein!


Nourish bowls are so simple and delicious. Just mix and match a few of my faves:

Carb Options:

  • Sweet potato 
  • Baked potato
  • Basmati/ brown rice
  • Gluten free pasta

Protein Options:

  • White/ black/ kidney beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Quinoa
  • Chicken
  • Salmon
  • An egg or two


Fat Options:

  • Avocado/ guacamole
  • Hummus
  • Nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts)
  • Seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, chia, flax)
  • Olives
  • Olive oil

Extra Veggies (Why not??):

  • Red/ yellow/ orange peppers
  • Squash (spaghetti, summer, butternut)
  • Carrots
  • Roasted broccoli
  • Roasted cauliflower
  • Salsa


Yum! Eating more plants has so many benefits. Being gluten, dairy and soy free, I prefer to enjoy lots of plants! Not only are these foods beautiful and colorful, they’re also naturally nourishing. I love to chase my Nourish Bowl down with a sweet piece (or a whole bowl) of flavor-fresh fruit… “Nature’s Candy!”

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  • Reply Rachel @LittleChefBigAppetite

    Yum! I love these! So many delicious flavor combos!

    February 9, 2016 at 3:28 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Rachel! They were delicious! 🙂

      February 13, 2016 at 11:52 pm
  • Reply Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness

    Mmm, so much goodness in this post! One of my favorite go-to dinners is a nourish bowl with brown rice, chickpeas, avocado, bell pepper and zucchini.

    February 9, 2016 at 4:32 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Well that sounds perfect!! YUM! Great combo of flavors!

      February 13, 2016 at 11:52 pm
  • Reply Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry

    I love this build-your-own-meal type dish, Cailee! It’s so flexible and bound to be different every single time, which is awesome. I’m loving the look of your sweet potato baked in the skin in your photos. We’ve recently completely cut out white potatoes and swapped them for sweet potatoes, and we’ll never go back! Of course they’re much healthier, but more than anything we’re hooked on their sweet, creamy taste! 😀

    February 9, 2016 at 9:04 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Thank you Lisa! You’re so sweet!! And I LOVE sweet potatoes!! They’re just the best! My new obsession?? White Japanese sweet potatoes from Whole Foods! SO Good!!

      February 13, 2016 at 11:52 pm
  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family

    Yum! These look so delicious! I’m working on a blog post to share a stir fry recipe that I love. I took a picture of all the veggies just before I cooked them and that photo makes me so happy. <3 veggies! 🙂

    February 9, 2016 at 3:28 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      YAY! I’m so happy that veggies make you happy… they make me happy too!!! 🙂

      February 13, 2016 at 11:51 pm
  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Sweet potato and avocado are 2 of my favourite things in the world. Especially when they are together.

    February 10, 2016 at 11:04 am
    • Reply Cailee

      YES!! Seriously, they are natures finest 😉

      February 13, 2016 at 11:50 pm
  • Reply Beverley @ sweaty&fit

    mmm this all looks so great! its similar to the chacuterie boards my boyfriend puts together, except with a whole lot less cheese and a lot more healthy options 😉
    i should bring it up with him

    February 10, 2016 at 3:14 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Hehe!! You’re adorable! Maybe he can add these to his boards… ya know, for balance! 🙂

      February 13, 2016 at 11:50 pm
  • Reply Emily

    I love this. It basically leaves room for being really creative with your different preferences for eating.

    February 10, 2016 at 7:24 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      YES!! Variety is the spice of life! Why not have it all at one meal??

      February 13, 2016 at 11:49 pm
  • Reply lucie

    These look so good! We refer to them as buddha bowls in our house (aka, ‘throw together whatevers in your fridge bowls!’)… nourishing!

    February 13, 2016 at 4:34 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Ahhh!! I love that!! Buddha bowls are so cute! <3

      February 13, 2016 at 11:49 pm
  • Reply Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    All your bowls look great. This is definitely a fun and healthy way to eat the rainbow 🙂

    February 16, 2016 at 8:39 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Kari! I just love a big bowl full of nourishment! <3

      February 17, 2016 at 5:54 pm
  • Reply Lauren @ i had a big lunch

    I love this idea! I kind of do the same thing with these rounded plates I have…so they’re almost bowls haha and I just fill them up with carbs/veggies/protein so they’re all basically nudging each other and it just feels so much more satisfying that way. You’re such a healthy eating inspiration, really!

    February 19, 2016 at 2:38 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Awww! Lauren! You’re SO sweet! Thanks girl! And yes! You’re plate/ bowls sound awesome… I need to find some like that!

      February 27, 2016 at 5:52 pm

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