Review: Build-A-Bowl by Nicki Sizemore

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Bowls are an excellent and easy dinner – full of protein, carbs, veggies, and all the things you need to fuel your body properly.  Even better is that each family member can customize them to their own specifications.  I don’t know about you, but my family is picky.  One kid is a vegetarian, the other kid is lactose intolerant, and my husband has his own dietary needs.  As you can see, meal planning at my house can be tough.  That’s why this cookbook is such a great find.

Build-A-Bowl is a well organized and varied cookbook.  It gives you a breakdown of what makes a tasty, well-balanced bowl as well as in-depth descriptions of common – and not-so-common – grains along with instructions on how to cook them properly.  Which is the key because there isn’t anything easier to goof up than a grain.   This list of grains is the first step towards making new and exciting meals, with or without a bowl.

The recipe section is broken down by type – fruits, poultry, vegetarian, etc – and gives you varied recipes on each topic.  In addition to recipes to fit every taste and dietary need, you are given make-ahead tips and suggestions for other sauces or ingredients to try so that you can even mix it up with your favorite recipes.  Something that I find to be vital in keeping the family from getting bored with dinner.

If you’re looking for a cookbook full of versitale, healthy recipes for any occasion, The Build-A-Bowl cookbook is for you.

*thank you to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author for an advance copy of the book in exchange for a fair review.

4 thoughts on “Review: Build-A-Bowl by Nicki Sizemore

    1. It’s full of a ton of easy meals. Meal planning is a godsend, seriously. It makes grocery shopping and weeknights so much easier. I point my kids to the pile of recipes I have for the week and tell them to choose something. Hahaha. Good luck!

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