Tasty and Trendy Grain Bowl Recipe

Pictured: Brown rice with roasted sweet potatoes & Brussels sprouts. Topped with diced cucumbers, tomatoes, & feta tossed in lemon juice and olive oil. A spoonful of harissa paste.

Has anyone else noticed all the tasty grain and vegetable bowl restaurants popping up everywhere? After stopping into two different shops I noticed they have a few things in common: tasty grain/vegetable bowls, and really high prices! The concept is very simple and easy to recreate at home for a much lower price. They are great for meal prepping as well because they can stand up in the fridge for several days.

Grain Bowl Blueprint:

  1. Add about 1/3 cup of whole grains to the bottom of your grain bowl. Try quinoa, brown rice, or black lentils. You can skip the grains completely and add lettuce, spinach, or kale.
  2. Pile on your favorite veggies. Use vegetables that are in season.  

*Remember, part of the appeal of grain bowls are their colorful appearance, so don’t be afraid to pile on those vegetables!

  • Sprinkle in some protein. Try lentils or lean meat like fish or chicken.
  • Top your grain bowl with a tasty sauce and enjoy!
Grain bowls are a great item to meal prep!

Try this recipe for a Spicy Sriracha Peanut sauce from

  • ½ cup of peanut butter (low sodium)
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • ¼ cup of rice vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons of sriracha

For Meal Prepping: You can store the vegetables and grains together. Store toppings or dressing separately and combine right before eating.

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