Colourful and Healthy Brunch Bowls

When you think vegetables you generally think bland and possibly thinking back to childhood and stuffing them into your napkin.

I thought the same right up until I began my venture into cooking and trying to find the best ways to use ingredients for building muscle and dropping fat.

Vegetables have become one of my favourite ingredients to use because they are so diverse and can completely transform a meal.

Ingredients to lookout for when putting together a salad:

  • Vibrant fruits i.e Pomegranate Seeds, Figs, Strawberries, Blackberries
  • Tough Crunchy Vegetables i.e Red Cabbage, Peppers, Red Onions, Raw Carrots
  • Base Vegetables for Bulk i.e Rocket, Spinach, Lettuce, Kale
  • Dressings i.e Mix up your oils between, olive oil, sesame oil, rapeseed oil etc. Mix them with some punchy mustard and white wine vinegars.
  • Herbs and vibrant greens i.e fresh mint, parsley, coriander, dill etc.
  • Base seasonings i.e good quality salt and black pepper mixed with things like fennel seeds, cardamon seeds, paprika.

Having the above as a delicious low carb base for your protein source can completely transform what sounds like a boring meal into a flavour masterclass.

Brunch Bowl Idea:

Add Sliced:

  • Red Cabbage
  • Spinach
  • Rocket
  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • Grated Carrots
  • Fresh Mint
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Red Onion
  • 1 tbsp Goats Cheese
  • 1 Fillet of Baked Salmon
  • Mix together, 1 tbsp olive oil + light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp honey
  • sea salt and black pepper


  1. Throw all your veggies into a bowl and toss.
  2. In a bowl mix together your marinade.
  3. Add your baked salmon on top of your salad then pour on your marinade and season!

Give it a try and have a great week 🙂




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The Muscle Cook

My name is Liam Mailer, my mission is to help you fix your boring diet and show you how to cook and prepare delicious healthy meals in minutes.

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