How to make wholesome grain bowlsNutrition · Mar 15, 2021
Prep time: 5 minutes | Makes 1 serving
Often seen on menus at pricey, health-conscious restaurants, whole grain bowls are very simple to make at home for lunch or dinner. They’re also nutrient-dense, delicious, and very quick to assemble. A perfect meal to celebrate nutrition month!
Hint: prepare your favourite cooked grains and proteins in large quantities, then store them in the freezer for future grain bowls.
Just follow this basic guide, and make yours as simple or elaborate as you wish:
Cooked whole grains
Take your pick of brown rice, quinoa, barley, or a combination of them all!
Try a combination of textures (chopped, grated, julienned) and cooking methods (raw, steamed, sautéed, roasted).
Choose a plant-based or meat protein source (or a combination) like chickpeas, kidney beans, navy beans, black beans, lentils, tofu, tempeh, or eggs, chicken, fish or beef.
Dress your meal with a simple mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, and a splash of soy sauce.
Sprinkle with toasted nuts, seeds, chopped green onions, herbs, or feta cheese.
Put it all together:
Spoon grains into a bowl and toss with a tablespoon of dressing.
Load on veggies and protein.
Drizzle on another tablespoon of dressing and sprinkle with toppings.
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