What is a grain bowl, you say? Grain bowls are easy, healthy, delicious, one-dish meals that you can throw together in a pinch using nearly any ingredient you have available. The base of all grain bowl recipes is made up of your favorite grains: farro, brown rice, quinoa, millet, barley, and many more. Top with your favorite meats, vegetables, and sauces and boom! A nutrient-packed breakfast, lunch, or dinner is served!
You can even do dessert bowls (and don’t worry we’ve got you covered below with a yummy dessert grain bowl along with four hearty grain bowl recipes to enjoy).
Grain Bowl Recipes
The base of any grain bowl is—you guessed it—the grain! You can easily find most grains such as brown rice, quinoa, farro, barley, oats, and millet available in your grocery store. Organic is always best for health, but you will still receive nutrient benefits if you can’t source an organic grain.
Most grains are loaded with nutrients that promote various health benefits and can improve your weight.
The best part about grain bowls is that you can mix and match so many different varieties of ingredients that it’s easy to make and eat one every day without ever tiring of them.
Our grain bowl recipes are nutrient-packed, heart healthy, immune boosting, and loaded with antioxidants just as they are. But if you’d like to up the ante and guarantee that you’ll be consuming the best, most beneficial nutrients for your body, consider sprinkling a teaspoon of your favorite VeggieShake blend over any of the recipes below. It won’t affect the taste at this small amount but will give your bowl an extra boost of nutrition.
We recommend mixing up a batch of your favorite grains at the beginning of the week to keep you living in grain bowls all week long. If you want to increase your prep, you can also pre-wash, cook, and chop veggies, meats, and beans so the entire thing can be tossed together in a pinch.
Most cooked grains keep for about three to four days in the fridge, and between two and six months in the freezer. Cooked quinoa, however, can last a full week in the refrigerator and 8-12 months frozen.
Let’s make some yummy grain bowls!