Healthy grain bowls are one of our favorite meals when we’re looking for quick weekday dishes. Not only are they delicious and nutritious, but they’re also easy to make. And the best thing of all is that there are no recipes.
In fact, you probably have the ingredients to make healthy grain bowls on hand right now.
Healthy Grain Bowls
The basic formula for heathy grain bows goes like this:
Make a base. This is the grain part of the bowl. You can use brown or white rice, quinoa, farro, or any other grain that you like. Whole grains are full of healthy minerals, fiber, and protein.
Add some toppings. You need at least one topping, but the more you add the more flavorful your bowl will be. We love topping our grains with roasted vegetables, beans, sautéed or roasted meats. And a fried egg is always a good way to add filing protein.
Don’t forget about the finishing touches. Seeds, creamy sauces, and nuts are ways to add textural contrast and delicious flavor to healthy grain bowls.
These are some of our favorite grain bowls.
Roasted Vegetable Grain Bowl with Yogurt Sauce & Crispy chickpeas
This vibrant vegetarian meal features earthy farro tossed with a trio of roasted chickpeas, sweet peppers. Also contains zucchini finished with a creamy pickled pepper yogurt and crumbly feta cheese.
Sushi & Salmon Rice Bowl with Avocado & Spicy Mayo
This essence of deliciousness dish highlights a bevy of toppings for savory contrast in every bite. For instance avocado, flaky salmon dressed with citrusy ponzu, marinated peppers and cucumbers. This grain bowl comes together with a zesty sauce of mayo and sambai oelek (an Indonesian chile paste)
Cauliflower Grain Bowl with Cucumber Tomato Salad & Fried Eggs
To make this flavorful bowl, you’ll need florets in a f\blend of bold shawarma spice. Then serve them over fried eggs and lemony freekeh. Finish it with a drizzle of creamy labneh and a garnish of roasted pistachios for delightful crunch.
Don’t feel like making any of these bowls? Come to our cafe in Mission Valley or order online.
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