So maybe we can’t spoon ice cream out of a bowl for every meal. But that doesn’t mean we can’t ditch plates for breakfast, lunch and dinner. By now you’ve probably fallen face first into a burrito bowl, power bowl or quinoa bowl. Health restaurants and fast food joints alike are embracing the bowl mentality. (And get this: The U.S. News and World Report recently named bowls one of the top food trends for 2016.)
Since bowls can be so deep, you might think you’re not eating as much as you are —so be careful with portion size. To keep your nutrition in check, we’ve rounded up six fiber-filled rice bowls and quinoa bowls that are packed with delicious whole grains.
6 Scrumptious Whole-Grain Bowl Recipes
1. Savory Breakfast Quinoa Bowl
Want a fuss-free brekky? Make quinoa and boiled eggs ahead of time. Assembling this bowl will take a mere five minutes so you can be energized and out the door, stat.
2. Persimmon-Pomegranate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
If oatmeal is your usual go-to, try out this creamy, oat-filled goodness. Thanks to coconut milk, it delivers just the right amount of healthy fats. Top with fruit and walnuts for an extra treat!
3. Sticky Chia Brown Rice Bowl
Level up brown rice with chia seeds and green onions, and a sunny-side up egg. Bonus: This recipe works best when you use leftover rice, so make extra at dinnertime the night before. (Leftover hack!)
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4. Macro Bowl with Sesame Tofu
A balanced bowl of veggies and grains comes together in the best way here. White and black sesame seeds add an irresistible crunch to your tofu, so even carnivores are going to crave a second helping.
5. Curry Spice Vegetable and Grain Bowl
Under 300 calories but packed with 12 grams of fiber, this light yet filling bowl is a great option for lunch or dinner. Add a bit of chicken if you want some additional protein.
6. Corn, Black Bean and Quinoa Salad Bowl
The nickname of this dish is “veggie crack” because it’s insanely scrumptious without an ounce of meat. (Think: Healthy Chipotle bowl copycat.) A lime-based dressing ties the all of the ingredients together for a bowl that can’t be beat.