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Want to cook healthier low-stress dinners, improve your lunch game, and find meals that can be prepped mostly in advance? Bowls are for you! The beauty of building a meal in a bowl is its versatility, and this book helps you compose 75 interesting bowls that incorporate a multitude of flavors and textures, from a Harvest Bowl to a Pork Mojo Quinoa Bowl, all while streamlining prep work to keep them casual and fun. Where to start? Choose your base–we’ve got chapters based on grains, noodles, greens, and broths–and then peruse options as diverse as Seared Tuna Poke Bowl, Green Fried Rice Bowl, Indian-Spiced Chicken Zoodle Bowl, and Vietnamese Beef Pho. Components within recipes are frequently interchangeable, so if you’ve got pre-cooked grains on hand, or a rotisserie chicken, you can easily swap these foods in. (Lunch tip: Most bowl components can also be made the day before and transported.)
Feel like improvising? Turn to our Bowl Basics section which offers 100 components, from Quinoa Pilaf to Quick Pickled Carrot Ribbons. Our vibrant Beet Tzatziki sauce or crunchy Savory Seed Brittle might be just the ticket to transform your bowl improvisation into something special, and everything can be made in advance and stored. Looking to eat vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free? You’ll find plenty of options here, plus full nutritional information for every recipe.
From the Publisher
Be Bowled Over!
A guide to simple and satisfying one-bowl meals.
Italian Harvest Bowl
How You’ll Bowl
Bring the make-your-own-bowl craze home and learn how the different elements of a bowl create a cohesive dish.
Move aside, plates: Bowls are taking over!
Easy. Nutritious. Nourishing.
This new book is a winning collection of recipes that each sound better than the last. From hearty noodle and grain bowls to everyday salads and soups, these recipes offer endless combinations to keep you satisfied, nourished, and happy – with the flavors, textures, and colors that will keep you coming back for more.
Grain & Bean Bowls
Seared Tuna Poke Bowl
Sushi lovers, meet your new favorite lunch bowl.
Base: baby greens Protein: tuna Vegetable: Avocado Sauce: soy-honey-ginger dressingCrunch: toasted sesame seeds
Grain & Bean Bowls
Turkey Meatball and Barley Bowl
Up your weeknight rotation with this simple and pantry-savvy grain bowl.
Base: barleyProtein: ground turkeyVegetable: carrots and snow peasSauce: oil-lemon-cilantro dressingCrunch: raw radishes
Tagliatelle alla Norma Bowl
This spin on the classic, Pasta alla norma, makes for a hearty, vegetable-filled pasta bowl.
Base: tagliatelle Vegetable: eggplantSauce: tomatoCrunch: toasted pine nuts
Mexican Street-Corn Chowder
Inspired by the popular Mexican street food, this soup ensures that each spoonful hits all the taste buds.
Base/Vegetable: Corn Protein/Crunch: chorizo sausageSauce: Sour cream and lime / chipotle-yogurt sauce
Grains & Noodles
Grains and noodles add heft and make for a versatile base for a variety of toppings.
Polenta Wild rice Oat berries Veggie noodlesDried wheat pasta
While raw vegetables are nice, adding a cooked vegetable or two to a bowl introduces savory flavor as well as appealing contrasts in texture.
Roasted carrotsRoasted bell peppersPan-roasted asparagus Marinated eggplant Sautéed broccoli
Toppings are the crispy, crunchy, salty, savory additions that can take any bowl from average to amazing.
Spiced nutsSavory seed brittle Crispy shallots Garlic chipsVegan parmesan