A few posts back, I introduced you to simple eating within a minimalist lifestyle. I featured minimalist foodie, Dana, of Minimalist Baker, to show that eating simply doesn’t have to mean skimping on flavor. Since then I have noticed a trend in minimalist eating that revolves around a single bowl used for every meal. Miss Minimalist weighs in on her love of one bowl eating, noting that adapting this lifestyle would not only make her more mindful of the food she puts in her mouth but also reduce the amount of table wear cluttering her cabinets.
Can a bowl really be used for every meal? YES.
I have been subscribing to this one bowl eating lifestyle for a while now. Actually it was one of the first and only things I was able to do effectively when I began my minimalist journey. It made eating less stressful. Just throw anything and everything into a bowl, and when you’re done there’s minimal dishes to wash.
What does eating out of a single bowl for an entire day look like?
This Berry Smoothie Bowl is perfect for a low maintenance breakfast. Toss a cup of frozen berries, one frozen, sliced banana, and 2 Tbs of milk of choice into a blender for five minutes. Pour into a bowl and add desired toppings!
The Quinoa Gado-Gado Bowl packs a colorful nutritional punch in one single bowl. The recipe takes a mere 7 minutes to prepare, and only 20 to completely put together. The single bowl and utensil needed to devour this bowl makes the clean up minimal.
Tahini Chocolate Banana Soft Serve . Similar to the berry smoothie bowl, this banana “soft serve” can be easily made by tossing all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor.
Miss Minimalist also recommends yogurt as a go to snack to scoop in to your favorite bowl. For those not eating dairy but still craving the creaminess of a yogurt, Kite Hill and Forager offer great alternative dairy options, including almond milk and cashew milk yogurt.
Quinoa Chickpea Buddha Bowl. Simply a bowl of kale, quinoa, chickpeas, and a three ingredient tahini sauce. The beauty of bowls is the customizability. Feel free to add sautéed veggies, or even raw ones with hummus for added nutrients.