Grain bowls aren’t just for a quick lunch or dinner. They’re perfect for those chilly spring mornings when you’re craving something substantial without straying from your New Year’s resolutions. Breakfast is an opportunity to eat something healthy, fast and homemade to fuel you through whatever the day has in store. And grain bowls are packed with delicious flavors and healthy ingredients, mixed and matched so you never have to have the same bowl twice!
The trick is to cook a big batch of unseasoned whole grains over the weekend. So Sunday night, set a pot simmering with quinoa, faro, barley, bulgur wheat, millet, brown rice, couscous, or any other grain you like. Then, all week long you’ve got a base on which to assemble your breakfast bowls. Just give them a quick stirfry, then add veggies, fruits, garnishes, a sauce and some protein for a balanced combination of flavors and textures. Try these sweet and savory options, then mix and match your own!
Add the mix-ins after stir-frying the grains
Farro + blackberries + toasted pumpkin seeds + sour cream + brown sugar
Brown rice + bananas + cinnamon + almond butter
Millet + plain yogurt + figs + pistachios + honey
Don’t forget the salt and pepper!
Brown rice + avocado + fried egg + scallions + hot sauce
Millet + pea shoots + watermelon radish + walnuts + feta + lemon juice & olive oil
Quinoa + roasted carrots + pomegranate seeds + mint + turmeric tahini dressing*
*DRESSING RECIPE: Whisk together ¼ c. tahini, 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice, 2 Tbsp. olive oil, ½ tsp. ground turmeric, ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper and ¼ c. water until smooth
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