In the age of slow cookers and the wonders of a pan, monochromatic foods have automated how we enjoy our meals.
Although the possibility of taking dinner on a washable plate is a worthy consolation, we often forget that comfort is integrated, not only in the food, but also in the design of a bowl.
From keeping warm to feasting on the exquisite interior, eating out of a bowl is like opening a balloon and savoring all the spice complexity that this world has to offer.
A grain bowl is not about the recipe, it’s about the grain, protein, vegetable and dressing formula that creates a perfect, balanced bite.
It is also about the formula of the family.
Participating in a grain bowl is also much more than eating a meal: the simple configuration reflects a more forgotten type of communion.
In addition to a bowl for each person and a variety of healthy food options, there is an exchange to know who you are eating with.
Whether it’s just a normal night with the children or roommates, each person can build a bowl that is really composed of their personality.
You get to know their likes and dislikes, the momentary peculiarities and emotions of that day … and while they remain at the table for a few seconds, they will become more comfortable.
Cereal bowls also have less preparation and stress than a full meal because all sides (and therefore flavor combos) are designed for people to choose on their own.
From the dressing to the protein, the taste does not depend on the skill of the chef.
I escaped? Use the leftovers or have the vegetables ready to prepare meals. In a loss of ideas? The parts make up the whole, so do not be afraid to mix and match!
You really can not go wrong unless you burn the food.
But if you’re still new to the world of grain bowls, we’ve chosen our seven favorite food combos that will satisfy everyone with all the fiber.
1. Smoked tempeh + sprouts + carrots + beets + brown rice
The star of this ultra-tasty rice bowl is, without a doubt, the smoked tempeh. Marinated in liquid smoke, hoisin sauce and maple syrup, this delicious tempeh full of proteins ensures that you do not miss the meat.
The brown rice is cooked with aromatics and is covered with tempeh, sprouts, many vegetables and a perfectly soft egg. This colorful bowl will be ready and on the table in just over an hour.
2. Scallops + hemp seeds + avocados + kale
If there were ever a grain bowl worthy of the night, it would be this. Topped with decadent seared scallops, hemp seeds and creamy avocado, roasted sweet potatoes and red peppers.
This powerful bowl is an excellent source of healthy fats, fiber and B vitamins.
3. Ground turkey + black beans + peppers + tortilla chips
Weelicious creates delicious, easy and enjoyable dishes for children. This taco bowl is no exception. The grain in this bowl comes in the form of corn tortillas, which add crunch, texture and fun factor to children (and adults).
Layers of fresh lettuce, black beans, fresh vegetables, lean turkey and cheese combine to make a taco full of fiber and protein and ready in about 15 minutes.
4. Smoked salmon + avocado + cucumber + brown rice
Do you want to make sushi but do not want to deal with the hassle of doing it? Insert this Buddha sushi bowl of salmon.
This deconstructed bowl incorporates all the fresh umami flavors of sushi in half the time. With brown rice, crispy cucumber, creamy avocado and smoked salmon, this container has 20 grams of protein and will be ready in just 15 minutes.
5. Teriyaki chicken + zucchini + grilled pineapple + rice with coconut
For a summer taste any time you want, this bowl of Hawaiian grain has its back. Covered with coconut rice, grilled pineapple and chicken glazed with teriyaki, this bowl covers all the tropical bases to create a full bowl of protein loaded with flavor.
Do not be intimidated by making your own teriyaki sauce, this version is easy and worth it.
6. Smoked chicken + kale salad + roasted corn + white rice
Turn on the grill once for this barbecue bowl and you will have lunches prepared all week. With 39 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber, these chicken-grain bowls are a healthier spin on the barbecue to suck your fingers.
Smoked chicken, grilled corn and a crispy cabbage salad hit this bowl of grain out of the park.
7. Egg + avocado + buckwheat groats + kraut
Who said that the grain bowls are restricted to the second half of the day? Here, the buckwheat is cooked with a little coconut oil and pink salt from the Himalayas to create a base for a bowl other than the typical oatmeal in the morning.
Top with jalapeño kraut, spinach and a fried egg for a bowl to help you spend the whole day. Get the recipe!
Do not build the bowls
Outside of the meal, preparing your vegetables and proteins, do not pre-prepare bowls before dinner begins.
Instead, you’ll want to place empty containers and let each person take their own portions.
You may have to guide younger children to balance their choices with a little more variety, but we have noticed that the chosen presentation encourages older people to eat more balanced meals.
Also, when the flavor is in the dressing, it is much easier to integrate (and hide) everything and anything.