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Tuesday Morning Tidy: Healthy Bowls

We try to feature healthy recipes every January. You can look back to some of our favorites.


Today, I'm sharing an easy dinner that barely qualifies as a recipe, but is filling, delicious, healthy, inexpensive and shelf stable! At least once per month, we have a bean bowl dinner. We often enjoy these sans meat, but if we've got leftover chicken or steak, it makes a great addition to any bowl! Like I said, you can toss this together with basics from your pantry and freezer.


Base

Start with your favorite rice or quinoa. I fill about half a standard bowl up with this base. We typically use a microwave brown rice blend, but sticky white rice or quinoa works too.


Protein

For our protein, we most often open a can of basic black beans, but often sprinkle sliced almonds on the top as well. Other options include:

  • Chickpeas

  • Chicken

  • Steak

  • Nuts - almonds or walnuts


Fruits and Veggies

Go crazy! I throw in just about anything, and it all works. If you've got leftovers or a small amount of something, this meal is a great way to use the rest. My top suggestions:

  • tomatoes

  • air fried broccoli or cauliflower

  • roasted squash

  • craisins

  • cucumbers

  • avocado

  • peas


Sauce

It really depends on the flavor profile you're going for, but you can add pizzazz and moisture to your bowl with your sauce. We put them all on the table and let everyone choose their own.

  • Cholula

  • Chipotle

  • Sriracha

  • Premade guacamole

  • Vinegar and oil


Feel free to add a little green onion, sesame seed, or chopped nuts to the top, and voila! Healthy and delicious.



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