My obsession with meals-in-bowls started with this baby a few months ago: Roasted Veggie Grain Bowl. I use my roasted veggies from Costco and layer them between grains, protein, and hummus. We've had it for dinner 3-4 times since with great success, and I've had it for lunch for almost 2 1/2 months straight. I just make a big batch of each layer, keep them in separate tupperware containers, then assemble and heat up my bowl once my youngest two are napping.
This meal was inspired by a quick reference Tina from Carrots 'N' Cake made that she was loving rice bowls with hummus-as-dressing. (I can't find the post, but linked to her blog.) I made it for lunch at first and loved it so much I dared venture into dinner territory. That time, I sautéed thinly sliced chicken-apple sausage (from Costco!) with roasted sweet potatoes and man, it was gooooood! My kids loved it too.
|This is the veggie burger variation.|
I'm not sick of these grain bowls yet because you can do so many variations of it, mixingup the layers using what you have on hand in the following order:
GRAIN (brown rice, quinoa, white rice, couscous)
ROASTED VEGGIES (I usually roast mine with coconut oil/olive oil and salt and pepper)
PROTEIN (I alternate broiling a veggie burger and breaking it up, using sautéed chicken sausage, or slicing a hard-boiled egg)
TOPPING (hummus--I feel like you can't skip this as it's the "dressing," and even diced avocado with a sprinkling of pink himalayan salt or sea salt)
Aaaaaaand, here's a low-quality GIF, just because:
Try it and let me know what variations you and your family love!