By Allrecipes Magazine

Easy grab & go grain bowls

There's no excuse to skip breakfast or have a sad lunch. This easy formula for grain bowls packs in fiber, protein, and flavor. And you get a full meal for less than 400 calories. Read on to get the basic formula plus ideas for building delicious homemade grain bowls.

By Caitlyn Dimig, RD

Basic Formula for a Grain Bowl

Use this recipe for Grab-and-go-Grain Bowls as your base:

  • ½ cup cooked protein
  • 1 cup raw or cooked vegetables
  • 1/4-½ tsp. seasoning blend [Try Penzeys, or use Mrs. Dash for a low-sodium option.]
  • ½ cup cooked whole grain
  • 2-3 tbsp. sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp. toppings

Sprinkle protein and vegetables with seasoning blend. Put in a bowl with remaining ingredients. Serve hot or cold.

Photo: Blaine Moats

Grain Bowl Ideas

Breakfast Bowl

Scrambled eggs + chopped red onions and sweet peppers + chile-lime seasoning blend + rolled oats + chunky salsa + cheddar cheese

Photo: Blaine Moats

Mediterranean Bowl

Chickpeas + cherry tomato halves and cucumber slices + Mediterranean seasoning blend + farro + Italian dressing + plain Greek yogurt, Kalamata olives, and crumbled feta

Photo: Blaine Moats

Thai Bowl

Sliced pork + broccoli, carrots, and red cabbage + Thai seasoning blend + brown rice + peanut satay sauce + jalapeño slices

Photo: Blaine Moats

Check out our collection of Bowl Recipes.

This article originally appeared in the August/September 2019 issue of Allrecipes Magazine.

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