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4 Amazing Nourish Bowls

This post was created in partnership with ALDI. All opinions are our own.

Eating healthy, real food is top of mind at the top of the year—and for good reason. On our podcast, we recently learned that what we eat contributes roughly 80% to what our bodies look like. In other words, food has a huge influence on how we look and feel. Enter nourish bowls: a fun, simple way to load up on nutrients and real food while going big on taste. You may have seen them floating around the interwebs. Typically, nourish bowls consist of a whole grain, a bunch of veggies (cooked or raw), nuts and seeds, and a flavorful dressing.

Here, we’ve got a few concepts that are variations on the traditional nourish bowl. These four bowl meals are part of a meal plan we developed for a new partner: ALDI! ALDI is committed to carrying better-for-you ingredients and expanding their organic product offerings (high fives, ALDI!). To kick off 2017, they’ve started a Hello, Healthy blog with healthy living resources including recipes, tips, meal plans, videos, and eating guides. From January through March, the blog will feature content created by us, including meal plans and a few custom recipes. ALDI is working to source healthy ingredients that are easy to find and easy on your budget. We’re stoked to be working together and hope you’ll click over and check out their new online resource.

Now for the bowls! They’re part of an entire 7-day dinner meal plan over on the Hello, Healthy blog. With a wide range of options from vegetarian to vegan to gluten-free, we hope there’s something for everyone.

1. Baked Falafel Salad Bowl

Mediterranean flavors are always number 1 for us. This bowl features baked falafel patties made with fresh herbs and spices, drizzled with a creamy yogurt cilantro dressing. (For vegan, check out our lemon tahini dressing.)

2. Roasted Two-Potato Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Roasted sweet potatoes and red potatoes are mixed with a tangy-sweet honey mustard dressing and served over greens. Topped with hard-boiled eggs, it’s a hearty bowl meal. (For vegan, skip the eggs and add some chopped nuts for protein.)


3. Black Bean Burrito Bowl

Who doesn’t love a burrito bowl? They’re customizable for all tastes so the entire family is happy…at least that’s been our experience! We love serving them for a crowd. (For vegan, use chipotle tahini dressing.)

4. Rice Bowl with Kale, Red Pepper, and Egg

This vaguely Asian bowl features kale, mushrooms, and red pepper quick-sauteed with ginger and garlic, and served over brown rice. Top it with a gooey fried egg, and it’s a meal. (For vegan, skip the egg and add some chopped nuts for protein.)


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    January 11, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    The falafel bowl looks amazing.

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    January 11, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Just discovered your blog. Love the inspirational ideas/recipes. I’m soooo making the falafel bowl! Almost liking the screen :-) Happy Eating and cheers!

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    January 11, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Whoa… worlds colliding. ALDI and A Couple Cooks! Love you both so much! I have been a big fan of ALDI for a long time, and of your blog too! The falafel bowl is my next priority. Thanks for working with this great grocery store. The produce there is always super fresh and tons of organics.

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    Edwina at The Equipped Cook
    January 11, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    These nourish bowls look delicious. The two potato salad looks amazing with the vinaigrette. I like the look of the falafel bowl too. It is a bit similar to the salads I usually have for lunch.

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    Sarah | Well and Full
    January 12, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Thank you for sharing this information about Aldi’s healthy eating campaign!! I’m definitely going to go to my local store and see what they have in stock – I’m always looking for healthy eating options! :)

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    Heather E.
    January 12, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    I often think that people that haven’t tried Aldi would be surprised at the amazing meals you can make using their ingredients! These all look delicious. I think that Aldi’s produce is getting better (a complaint some have about our local store) and that everyone should at least give their local store a try!

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    Christine | thyme and toast
    January 13, 2017 at 10:29 am

    I love Aldi and loved learning more about their campaign! So neat! And obviously, I love all these bowls… always looking for new easy dinner ideas!

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