Balanced lunch bowl – Template

Servings: 1  |   Prep time: 30 min |   Cooking time: 20 min

The balanced bowl in the picture contains red sorghum, butter bean, baby spinach, steamed broccoli, avocado & cashew sauce.

Make this balanced bowl your own


  • 1⁄2 cup ancient grains of choice (red sorghum, millet,  quinoa, amaranth or rice).
  • 1⁄2 cup protein (beans / lentils / grass-fed beef strips or chicken)
  • 1 cup seasonal steamed veggies of choice (Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, pumpkin, collard or sweet potato)
  • 1 cups of leafy greens (lettuce, water cress, rocket, coriander, celery, spinach or cucumber)
  • Toppings:
  • 1⁄2 avocado / avocado-jalapeno creme / cashew sauce
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Extra virgin cold pressed olive oil ( We love locally produced and award winning oils from De Rustica)
  • Homemade vinaigrette salad dressing


  1. Get all your prepared grains, protein and veggies out of the  fridge.
  2. In your favourite serving bowl or takeaway glass bowl (for work lunch) scoop ancient grains as your bottom layer.
  3. Next layer with protein.
  4. Add your steamed veggies.
  5. Top with leafy greens and other favourite toppings.
  6. Dress with olive oil or vinaigrette.

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