Your New Favorite Meal: Grain Bowls

Hey Wildcat! Looking for a quick and healthy dinner recipe? We got you covered! This recipe includes a variety of vegetables and grains, full of diverse colors and textures, that will make this a sample in your kitchen!

The key to any grain bowl is to include lots of yummy ingredients, starting with the grains, adding in a variety of vegetables, and ending with your favorite toppings. Some good options for grains are quinoa, sweet potatoes, and brown rice, as they are all packed with micronutrients as well as protein to keep you full and satisfied. In fact, research suggest that quinoa can help regulate cholesterol and blood sugar levels as well as lower your risk of heart disease. A few other vegetables that can be added to make this meal more substantial, are cooked cauliflower and broccoli. Some other fun veggies that can increase the nutrient content of your bowl are cherry tomatoes, spinach, and avocados. Spinach has antioxidants and provides vitamin K and magnesium. You can add whatever toppings you like including nuts and seeds, croutons, sauces and vinaigrettes, and cheeses like goat cheese or feta to add flavor and texture.

There are endless possibilities and ways for you to customize your grain bowl. Check out this link to a Baja Grain Bowl , give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments! See you next time, Wildcat!

Authors: Johanna Poysti and Sarah Donnell

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