Hilaria Baldwin's 5-Bowl Blueprint

Hilaria Baldwin's new book, The Living Clearly Method, is a wellspring of wisdom and advice. It includes recipes for nutritional food bowls that correspond to each one of her five clear-living principles -- Perspective, Breathing, Grounding, Balance, and Letting Go. Baldwin also shares a recipe blueprint to help you build your own bowl. Here's how to get started.

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1 cup Cooked grain or root vegetable
4 oz Protein (about the size of a deck of cards), or 1/2 cup cooked legumes
3 cups Raw vegetables (or 1 1/2 - 2 cups cooked vegetables)
1 tbsp Seeds or nuts
1 Serving dressing

Start with a hearty base of grains or roasted root vegetables or a mix of both.

Add a generous serving of greens or other vegetables, cooked or raw, and a protein of some kind, anything from tempeh to a hard-cooked egg to chicken, lentils, black beans, or a scoop of tasty hummus.

Consider adding a little good fat: an avocado, a homemade dressing, or just a splash of extra virgin olive oil.

Bump up the flavor and texture by experimenting with savory twists -- a splash of tamari or a sprinkle of nutritional yeast, perhaps a smattering of pepitas or sunflower seeds or any other crunch. It's up to you.


Tip: Bowls can be eaten at room temperature or warmed up, depending on their components and on your mood that day. To warm, put everything but the fats and flavorings in a steamer on the stove, warm lightly, transfer it scoop by scoop to bowl, and then add the toppings and dressings. You can use a microwave if you prefer, but don't overdo it (90 seconds is plenty); it's not supposed to be piping hot. *Calorie count doesn't include dressing.

*Remember, if you can't decide how to customize your bowl, you can always turn to one of Baldwin's five signature bowls for inspiration!