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Everyday Nourish Bowl made with nutrient dense ingredients in a white bowl

An easy everyday nourish bowl, everyone should have one!

I put this nourish bowl recipe together with simple, accessible ingredients in mind. All ingredients are fresh, except for the hummus and chickpeas, making it a cinch to pull together.

When the weather is on the chilly side, opt to add in roasted vegetables, like this Roasted Nourish Bowl. It’s especially good in the cooler fall and winter months.

What Is A Nourish Bowl?

Nourish bowls, also known as buddha bowls or macro bowls, are well-balanced, healthy meals containing a good portion of nutrient dense vegetables and/or fruits, carbohydrates and protein, and topped with a dressing of sorts. They make for a light and healthy lunch, dinner, or make ahead meal ideas.

Gather your ingredients and make a nourish bowl for yourself! It’s a complete meal that will nourish and revitalize you in the simplest way, everyday!

Everyday Nourish Bowl: Ingredients

How To Make An Everyday Nourish Bowl

Ingredients you’ll need:

Vegetables & Fruits

  • leafy greens of choice (I used baby kale)
  • carrots
  • grape or cherry tomatoes
  • red onion
  • cucumbers
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 lemon

Carbohydrates & Protein

  • cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • hemp hearts


Build your bowl:

  1. Once the veggies have been prepped, add them to your serving bowl with the beans.
  2. Add a big fat dollop of your favorite hummus in the middle – that’s the best place for it!
  3. Sprinkle your seeds, add a squeeze of lemon over top and enjoy to your hearts content!


  • For the leafy greens, I picked up some baby kale on sale so that’s what I used but you can use whatever greens you like.
  • If you don’t have the pumpkin or hemp seeds, sub in sunflower or sesame seeds.

Everyday Nourish Bowl in a white bowl, ready to eat



A complete and easy meal that will nourish and revitalize you in the simplest way, everyday!

  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 1
  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: Vegan


  • leafy greens of choice (I used baby kale)
  • cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • carrots, grated or sliced
  • grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • red onion, diced or green onion, sliced
  • cucumbers, sliced
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • big fat dollop of hummus
  • pepitas (pumpkin seeds), to garnish
  • hemp hearts, to garnish
  • 1 lemon, squeezed at serving


I’ll let you measure your ingredients. I used about 1/2 cup of chickpeas, 1/2 avocado and a small handful of carrots, tomatoes, onion and cucumber for each salad. Use however much you like depending on how big your salad is going to be.

Place your ingredients in your serving bowl, add a big dollop of hummus to the middle, sprinkle with seeds and a big squeeze of lemon. Say out loud, or to yourself, “I am grateful for all that is”, while keeping good thoughts in your mind. Then dig in and nourish yourself everyday!


Add in any vegetables you prefer….broccoli florets, sliced zucchini, radishes, bell peppers, artichokes hearts, olives, etc. In the cooler months try adding in roasted vegetables like sweet potato, butternut squash, broccoli, carrots, etc. You can also add in some fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro if you have them on hand.

Sub in sunflower seeds and/or sesame seeds for the pumpkin seeds and hemp hearts.

For the best chickpea flavor, try making them fresh at home. It’s really easy and nothing beats the freshness of homemade chickpeas!

Enjoy and be grateful!


  1. I love bowls like these, just perfect! So simple and accessible for everyday! Thank you for all the energy you put into your site. Blessings

    Sarah ♥

    1. julie@thesimpleveganista says:

      Thank you so much! :)

  2. Anonymous says:

    I just found your blog and i cant wait to try lots of your recipes. This is such an inspiration. I have lots of cookbooks but your blog cannot compare.
    Greetings from Germany…… Franzi

    1. julie@thesimpleveganista says:

      I'm so glad you have found the site! I hope you find more inspiration and enjoy everything you make. Cheers from California! :)

  3. Oh wow, that is just so colorful and inviting! I love big beautiful salads, they just make you feel so happy on the inside. I like my dollops of hummus extra fat too. :)

    1. julie@thesimpleveganista says:

      Big fat salads are the best! :)

  4. This meal is soooo me! Greens, chickpeas, big ol' dollop of hummus, healthy seeds, and AVOCADO. Yum!! It really looks so beautiful, what a treat to eat- daily ;-)

    1. julie@thesimpleveganista says:

      Thank you Koko! Daily is good…a feast for the eyes and body! :)

  5. Stefania Moffatt says:

    That is absolutely beautiful!

    1. julie@thesimpleveganista says:

      Thnak you Stefania! :)

  6. Meredith @ Unexpectedly Magnificent says:

    I could easily have this for lunch every day. Yum!

    I love the new look, as well as the new pages! It's interesting to read what other vegans stock in their kitchens. :)

    1. julie@thesimpleveganista says:

      Everyday, easily!

      Thank you! I agree, love to see what other vegans stock, or don't stock, in their pantries. Cheers :)

  7. blissfulavocado says:

    So fresh and pretty!

    1. julie@thesimpleveganista says:

      Thank you!

  8. Cheri Savory Spoon says:

    Love what you have done to your site and your logo looks great! delicious looking veggie bowl!

    1. julie@thesimpleveganista says:

      Thank you Cheri!

  9. This looks so spectacular. So many great elements.

    1. julie@thesimpleveganista says:

      Thank you! It was delicious :)

  10. The Vegan Cookie Fairy says:

    This is BEAUTIFUL! I was just wondering what to make for dinner tonight – this will be it! Although I don't like raw tomatoes and cucumber, so I might add pepper and baked sweet potato instead.

    Thank you for the continued inspiration you provide – and the new site looks beautiful!

    1. julie@thesimpleveganista says:

      Thank you Clemence! Pepper and baked sweet potato sounds like a delicious addition! :)

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