How to Build a Nourishing Bowl

I love building a nourishing bowl for any type of meal. It’s a great meal prep option because you can roast veggies, dice veggies, and prepare your proteins ahead of time and have nourishing meals all week long! Meal prep bowls for the win! This guide on How to Build a Nourishing Bowl is my staple list of how I build a perfect bowl! Made in partnership with Farmhouse Culture.

How to Build a Nourishing Bowl - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I am so excited to partner with my friends at Farmhouse Culture for today’s infographic! Their Kimchi and Fermented Vegetables are a staple in my fridge, and are a go-to when adding some extra probiotics and nutrients to a meal, that are especially great for digestion!  All of their products are paleo-friendly, Whole 30-compliant, naturally fermented, made with all organic ingredients and without any added sugars!

Let’s break down how to build an awesome bowl!

Leafy Bases: 2 cups total

Romaine Lettuce

Spring Greens

Kale: Destemmed, chopped, and massaged with oil and lemon

Mesclun greens


Baby Spinach



Mustard greens

Swiss chard

Carbs: 1/2 cup total

Roasted Sweet Potato: try this recipe here



Butternut Squash

Spaghetti Squash

Roasted Plantains

Corn (starchy veggies): local whenever possible

Peas (starchy veggie)

Veggies: Pick 2-3, 1/4 cup each


Bell Peppers

Broccoli: riced, roasted, raw

Cauliflower: riced or roasted


Asparagus: steamed or roasted

Radish: sliced

Green Beans


Zucchini/Summer Squash: roasted or spiralized

Red Onion: pickled, sautéed, or raw

Shredded Cabbage


Mushrooms: marinated, raw, or cooked

Add some fruit: 1/4 cup total

Diced Pineapple





1-2 Hard Boiled Eggs (how-to guide)

1 cup Marinated Shrimp (try this shrimp recipe or this recipe)

6-ounces Sustainable Salmon (try this recipe)

1 cup chicken, diced or shredded (make it here)

4-6 ounces steak (try this recipe)

1 cup ground turkey (try this recipe)

1/4 cup Walnuts, Pistachios, Almonds

1/2 cup Beans (starchy protein)

1/3 cup Edamame

Nourishing Add-Ins: (as desired)

Farmhouse Culture Fermented Vegetables, Kraut, or Kimchi


Seeweed, kelp or nori

Dressings: (as desired)

Lemon Vinaigrette

Avocado Crema

Dairy-Dree Caesar Dressing

Green Goddess Dressing

Mint Chia Dressing

Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette


Finishing Touches: (as desired)



Fresh Herbs: Basil, Cilantro, Mint, Thai Basil

Fresh Lemon or Lime Juice

Crispy Chickpeas

Drizzle of Hot Sauce (I like Sriracha on my bowls)

Jalapeno Slices

Cheese: Parmesan, Feta, Cheddar, Goat Cheese, Mozarella balls

How to Build a Nourishing Bowl - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

One of my go-to bowls! Spinach, Cauliflower Rice, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Kimchi, Strawberries, Avocado topped with Everything Bagel Seasoning, Roasted Broccoli, and Crispy Chickpeas.

This post is sponsored by Farmhouse Culture. All thoughts and opinions are always 100% my own! I love the integrity of their products and think you’ll love them too. Thank you for continuing to support LCK and the brands I work with!


Comment below on what you’d put in your bowl!  Three coupons (good for any Farmhouse Culture product, anywhere sold) to TWO winners. Winners will be picked 9/17 at 12pm EST.

August 28, 2017

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25 Responses

  1. I’ve been doing a mixture of chicken, rice, avocados and various veggies (#basic) but I love the idea of adding a fruit! Blueberries would add a touch of sweetness to balance out the savory – definitely going to try that, thanks for the idea Lexi! And of course would love to add in some farmhouse culture for gut health!

  2. Arugula/spinach + quinoa + roasted sweet potato + broccoli/cauliflower/roasted bell peppers + avocado + green goddess dressing! Oh and steak or ground turkey + blueberries!


    Spring greens+ brown rice+ shrimp/steak+cucumber+shredded carrots + edamame + avocado + avocado cream dressing + kimchi!

  3. It’s an creative idea cooking! As using something that staple in fridge as a nourishing bowl. i love the idea of adding something that you dont think it can make an nutrition and a great savor

  4. romaine and spinach + roasted sweet potato + mushrooms, raw beets, roasted broccoli, roasted asparagus + blueberries + salmon + maple balsamic vinaigrette + goat cheese!!

  5. I love kimchi!! I would do salad greens mix with shredded carrots, roasted broccoli and sweet potatoes, beets, avocado, nori and steak or chicken.

  6. Love the info-graphic! I would make a sheet pan bowl. Roast up butternut squash, beets, carrots and chicken. Thrown in some blueberries and top with some lemon juice

  7. Mixed baby lettuce diced cukes tomato chickpeas kalamata olives feta cheese dill roasted chicken almonds hemp seed pumpkin seed topped with avocado dressing

  8. Kale + Roasted Butternut Squash + Quinoa + Blueberries + Salmon + Feta + Avocado + Balsamic Vinaigrette . DELICIOUS!!!!

  9. My fav bowl is a winner in my mind. I love some bitter greens such as arugula or anything dark. I add in sweet roasted beets, goat cheese or low-fat feta, calamari olives, grilled chicken, balsamic vinegar, pumpkin seeds, and strawberries. Sometimes quinoa depending on what time of day I’m eating this.

  10. I’ve been adding butternut squash sprinkled with nutmeg, peaches, microgreens, and avocado! The Farmhouse culture ginger beets look like a yummy addition too!!

  11. What a fresh meal and it’s easy and fast to prepare. I think I love these kind of meals the most, as they don’t involve using cooking ranges. Cleaning ovens and hubs is just a choir I usually hire professional cleaning services.

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