I wanted to share a special kind of my noms this week as I wanted to show just how easy it is to put together a yummy meal to go. This could be a big help for those students or worker-bees that have to cart around meals on the daily like I do. So, I’m hookin my bloggy up to Miss Jen’s What I Ate Wednesday this week to show you some good ol’ fashioned flexin‘
Thanks to Jen for hostin and to all the other foodies for inspiring us with their eats!
What’s a Flexbowl?
A flexbowl was a term coined on Instagram by a number of well established IG accounts. Basically, they define a flexbowl as anything and everything you can throw into a bowl (whether that is an edible bowl or not) that helps to fuel your muscles. I grew quite fond of this idea as that is ultimately what I’m trying to do…
Eat to grow.
Although this idea is specifically attached to Fridays (aka #FlexBowlFridays), and there are challenges for the best ones weekly, I think I rock at least two flexbowls every day! Of course, they aren’t the most inventive or creative ones all the time, but hey, if they are healthy, nutrient dense, fueling and yummy (yes I believe food can still be tasty AND fueling. None of this “you just eat to live” crap), than that’s A-Okay with me. 🙂
So tell me…
What’s in your FlexBowl?
My Proats are one key example of a daily FlexBowl for me.
Flexbowl Points: Healthy carbs (oats, fruit, Questbar), protein (egg whites, whey, Questbar) and fats (Nut Butter, chia seeds) to get me energized and ready to rock my workout
But let’s not forget that proper fuel on Rest Days is just as important as the as the body uses the food you give it the next day to rebuild after tough workouts. Ever feel like you are a bottomless pit on rest days? That’s why.
My second FlexBowl of the day is almost always at dinner as I’m typically eating it at work BUT sometimes, FlexBowls sneak their way into my lunches.
Think a salad is not fueling? YOU ARE WRONG! OR, you’re making your salads wrong. #SorryI’mNotSorry for being blunt. You can stuff so many things into a salad that make it delicious, nutritious and extremely filling. This big guy (yes it’s in a mixing bowl..) had..
- Spinach/toasted kale/Very Veggie salad mix by Dole/swiss chard stems/raw red pepper as the base
- Roasted mushrooms, onions, asparagus and squash as my hot veggie goodies
- 1/2 a serving of brown jasmine rice for extra required carbs post-workout
- Baked spicy (Miss Dash seasoning) basa and some leftover turkey as my protein
- Alfalfa sprouts
- My homemade dressing and basil pesto.
Behold the #SaladBeast!
FlexBowls are made even better is when the ‘bowl’ part is also edible…
Then you have the more tame Flexbowls for din-din while at work. Still delicious, just easier to cart around.
Easy peasy and quite frankly, tasty. Because I want my body to function at it’s best, I want to give it the best. Always keep in mind that…
So I ask you again…
What’s in your FlexBowl?