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Easy Family Meal – DIY Bowls

A Cheeky Poke Bar recently opened up near me. Oh my! Their bowls are so delicious and nutritious! It’s become one of my favourite places my sister and I visit when she is visiting from the country. The above pic is their Signature Poke Bowl – Chicken which is my current favourite. Below is the list of ingredients:

  • chicken
  • brown rice
  • oak lettuce
  • spinach
  • carrot
  • beetroot
  • corn
  • creamy Asian sauce
  • wasabi peas
  • avocado
  • Cheeky nori
  • sesame
  • togarashi
  • salt

My husband and I were deciding on what to make for our traditional family Sunday lunch, and I thought I might buy a heap of fresh ingredients so people could make their own version of bowls. As a general guide, I try and pick a main protein, a main base (rice/couscous), a variety of fresh veggies and then something with crunch. Below is the list of products I purchased for our version:

  • lettuce
  • cherry tomato
  • cabbage
  • mushroom
  • cucumber
  • carrot
  • rice
  • couscous
  • shredded chicken
  • spicy and crispy broad beans (got them from Woolies — so YUM!)
  • Fried Noodles
  • Nori
  • Thousand Island sauce

Earlier this year, I was part of a kickstarter campaign for Prepd silicone trays. They are designed to separate food items in the oven, but they work brilliantly to serve food too.

Everyone loved this easy dinner idea, and so healthy too.

There are so many different combos you can do, depending on what sort of food your family like. Below are some more ideas:

Protein

  • Beef trips
  • Pulled pork
  • Salmon
  • Tofu
  • Boiled egg
  • Tuna

Base

  • Rice noodles
  • Brown rice
  • White rice
  • Wild rice
  • Couscous
  • Polenta
  • Roasted sweet potato
  • Cauliflower (roasted or rice)
  • Roasted pumpkin

Fresh

  • Capsicum
  • Snow peas
  • Spinach
  • Carrot
  • Cucumber
  • Tomato
  • Mushroom
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli/broccolini
  • Zucchini
  • Cabbage
  • Lettuce
  • Red onion
  • Corn
  • Kale
  • Raddish
  • Haloumi

Crunch

  • Fried chickpeas
  • Wasabi peas
  • Fried shallots
  • Spicy broad beans
  • Nori
  • Sesame seeds
  • Fried noodles

Season

  • Chilli
  • Pickled onion
  • Pickled ginger
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Sauces

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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Maria
    January 28, 2021 at 1:58 am

    This looks very tasty. Can’t wait to try it for dinner!

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