What's For Dinner: Roasted Veggie Grain Bowl (With Optional Sausage)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

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, mixing
up 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!


  1. I already love those chicken sausage; I can tell we (or at least me) are going to love this!

  2. Looks healthy and delicious! I need to try this.


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