Health.com
May 09, 2017

You’ve probably seen pictures of beautifully-arranged grain bowls on your Instagram feed. And while this meal category is incredibly trendy right now, it’s also worthy of the hype: these pretty bowls are filled to the brim with nutritious ingredients. Plus, they offer a fun, simple, and delicious way to create a perfectly-portioned and balanced meal. Here, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite grain bowl recipes to try for yourself at home. Watch the video to learn how to make each one of the following tasty dishes.

Forbidden Rice Bowl

This healthy dish is filled with dark leafy greens, carrots, and sprouts, all of which are loaded with good-for-you nutrients. Black rice adds a hearty dose of fiber, hard-boiled eggs deliver protein, kimchi gives the dish a boost of good probiotics, and peanuts are a great source of healthy fat. Also good: the combination of all these ingredients together makes for a ridiculously tasty meal. 

Crispy Farro and Shrimp Stir-Fry

Craving takeout? This homemade stir-fry recipe is a much healthier way to satisfy your craving. It’s packed with nutritious ingredients like broccoli (a great source of filling fiber and vitamin C), bell peppers (they also contain vitamin C), inflammation-fighting onions, and protein-packed shrimp. And instead of rice, this dish uses farro, a whole grain that delivers protein, magnesium, potassium, and B vitamins.

Warm Quinoa with Wilted Kale and Avocado

This bowl is packed with all of your favorite superfoods: quinoa, kale, and avocado. We also love the protein-packed toppings like goat cheese and sliced almonds, which will help keep you feeling full for longer.

Creamy Polenta with Ratatouille

Combine two classic comfort food dishes into one with this polenta and ratatouille bowl. Ratatouille is loaded with good-for-you ingredients (eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini, chickpeas, bell peppers, and more). And polenta, which is made from cornmeal, is lower in carbs than most grains and contains plenty of vitamin C and A. Combining the two results in a healthy, super-filling meal.