Easy and Nutritious Grain Bowls

These powerhouse bowls are downright drool-worthy!

Easy and Nutritious Grain Bowls

We’ve all been there: Your hunger strikes, but you can’t decide what to eat. You want to go down the healthy route, but your cravings are all over the place. We totally get it, and we have answers! These easy and nutritious grain bowls deliver the best of both worlds, delivering both satisfaction and nutrition. These build-your-own-bowls cater to your preferences and work around your favorite foods, making them an ideal way to switch up your weeknight menu.

We’ve constructed this recipe around Mexican-themed ingredients like guacamole, salsa, cilantro, and avocado. However, you can totally modify your bowl to fit the theme of your choice!

How It Works

Change up your grain bowl everyday with new and exciting ingredients!

Simply choose your favorite grains, protein, and vegetables. For grains, we suggest brown rice, quinoa, barley, or couscous. These options are rich in fiber and boast a lower glycemic index than their less-nutritious counterparts, like white rice or pasta. Meanwhile, pick a healthy protein option, which could include shrimp, chicken, or eggs. Going the vegan direction? Choose a plant-based protein like edamame, tofu, or beans. These options carry antioxidants and vitamins along with packing a protein punch.

When it comes to veggies, you can use them raw or cooked, depending on what your tummy desires. Some examples could include raw arugula and spinach, cooked broccoli, sautéed zucchini and peppers, or roasted Brussels sprouts. Yum!

The next step — choosing your sauce — adds the flavor element to these bomb grain bowls. Decorate your bowl ingredients with your favorite sauce (or sauces). The more, the merrier! Finally, add the finishing touches by garnishing your bowl with yummy toppings. Give cilantro, avocado, olives, or cheese a try.

Need ideas? This Classic Guacamole, our favorite Skinny Salsa, or one of these 6 Scrumptious Hummus Recipes make wonderful options.

This Meal Has Everything

A delicious and healthy lunch option that will provide you with energy!

These grain bowls are the ultimate nutritious meal. They encompass the definition of healthy in one scrumptiously satisfying meal! Our build-your-own bowl of goodness delivers an explosion of vitamins and nutrients. Meanwhile, each bowl boasts a mouthwatering concoction veggies, grains, and protein.

Fast and flavorful, these grain bowls come together within minutes and can be enjoyed countless different ways. They make a simple and exciting lunch, but they’re also a quick dinner option when you’re looking to squelch hunger, fast.

Each beautiful bowl of delicious goodness delivers satisfying protein, healthy fats, and filling fiber. What more could you want?

Hungry for more drool-worthy powerhouse bowls? Here are 7 Hearty and Delicious Power Bowl Recipes you need to add to your weekly meal rotation!

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