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Easy and Nutritious Grain Bowls
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The Easiest Grain Bowls

These grain bowls are a great way to use leftover grains, meats, and vegetables. Have some fun with this one!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, Quick and Easy
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 552kcal
Author: Chef Lindsay


  • 1/2 cup cooked grains like brown rice, quinoa, barley, or couscous
  • 1/2 cup cooked protein like shrimp, chicken breast, eggs, tofu, edamame, or beans
  • 1 cup vegetables a mixture of cooked and raw veggies works here
  • 3 tablespoons flavorful sauce like salsa, spiced Greek yogurt, guacamole, or hummus
  • 2 tablespoons garnish toppings like chopped cilantro, green onions, avocado, sesame seeds, olives, cheese, or pickles


  • Layer the grain bowls, starting with the grains at the bottom and adding the protein and vegetables on top.
  • Drizzle the sauce over top of the grain bowl and finish with any garnish toppings.
  • These grain bowls can be made in advance and stored in air-tight containers in the refrigerator.


Nutrition facts were calculated using brown rice, shrimp, sweet potato, cucumber, and Greek yogurt.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 552kcal | Carbohydrates: 101g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 591mg | Potassium: 858mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 18869IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 4mg |