Bored of your lunchtime salad? Shake things up with this shaved Brussels sprout grain bowl! It’s sure to leave you feeling more satisfied.
There are some days where I seem to be out all day running errands and barely any time to eat lunch. Ha! Just kidding. It’s more like everyday.
I end up eating the first thing I find and it’s usually not the best thing for me. Then, I discovered grain bowls! It’s healthy like a salad but so much more fulfilling.
I was inspired to make my own grain bowls after having tried a few different kinds at B.Good. B. Good is an East Coast vegetarian friendly chain serving up burgers, salads and grain bowls with all kinds of trendy superfood ingredients. Their bowls inspired me to make this awesome shaved Brussels sprout grain bowl.
So how do you make your own superfood grain bowl? First, pick a grain, then add some vegetables and a protein, and top it all with a dressing or sauce.
It’s so easy and you can go for whatever cuisine type fits your fancy.
Craving spicy Asian? Use some brown rice, tofu, broccoli and a sriracha dressing. How about Middle Eastern? Start with couscous, spinach and carrots, chickpeas and top off with some tahini sauce.
What was I craving this week? I started with some farro because I love its chewy texture. For the rest of it, let’s just say I was trying to mix and match with things I needed to use up in my refrigerator.
The Brussels sprouts and kale were almost out of time so they came out. I got a little carried away again when I saw Meyer lemons at the grocery store so I grabbed one of those too.
I added some carrots and Craisins to the mix to have a more colorful bowl and used the lemon juice to make a dressing. I wanted to use chick peas for my protein but quickly realized I was out of cans, and there was no way I was going to boil dry ones without soaking.
So, what’s the quickest way for a vegetarian to add some protein? A nice big dollop of Greek yogurt!
Grain bowls are so easy and the cook time is minimal if you leave the veggies raw. You can even make a batch of grains ahead of time and use them all week for power lunch bowls.
For a Mexican take on a power lunch bowl, check out my quinoa burrito bowl.
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