Best-Ever Meals in a Bowl (That Are NOT Soup)
Quinoa and Butternut Bowl
Sesame-Shrimp Noodle Bowl
With colorful veggies, succulent shrimp, and an irresistible sesame-soy sauce, this noodle bowl is practically a work of art. Since we've added shrimp and tofu to the mix, it packs a whopping 33 grams of protein per serving. Ready in just 30 minutes, it's truly a dinner bowl recipe worthy of bookmarking for later.
Fried Chicken Dinner in a Bowl
Build your own Korean-inspired rice bowl at home using our DIY formula that starts with a delish bulgogi-marinated steak and ends with a just-spicy-enough gochujang (red chili paste) sauce. Don't forget to put an egg on it!
Butternut Burrito Bowls
This burrito bowl is going to taste amazing to anyone, but especially those following a Paleo diet. The classic burrito bowl gets a healthy makeover here by using spiralized butternut squash as the base instead of rice. It's a delicious plant-based meal as-is, but you can definitely add some chicken or protein of choice to the dish.
Chicken and Chickpea Buddha Bowls
Veggies galore, a bit of chicken, and crunchy chickpeas. This healthy buddha bowl recipe feeds your soul and stomach. You can opt for purchased chickpeas, but we highly recommend roasting your own. That way, you'll have leftovers for a nutritious snack later.
Bacon and Egg Rice Bowls
Winter Garden Polenta
Creamy polenta is topped with a variety of vegetables in this healthy bowl recipe that's perfect for warming up cold nights. Top with crumbled Parmesan for a cheesy garnish (because why wouldn't you?). Even better, this easy bowl meal comes together in your slow cooker.
Pork and Noodle Bowl
With only a handful of ingredients, this colorful dinner bowl is super easy to make. Just combine pork chops, Asian salad dressing, whole wheat spaghetti, and broccoli slaw for a healthy dish with surprising flavor. Then top with sliced almonds for extra crunch.
Ginger-Berry Smoothie Bowl
Butternut Squash and Chickpea Curry
No need to order takeout tonight with this easy bowl recipe for dinner. Make a sauce, add the squash and chickpeas, and voila! Serve over your favorite hot-cooked whole grain and a sprinkle of cilantro.
Chicken Meatball Noodle Bowl
This recipe is part salad, part pasta with meatballs on top. Just toss the mixture in a bowl with the delicious from-scratch lime juice and honey sauce and no one will ask questions. Complete with rice noodles, this bowl recipe for dinner is also entirely gluten-free.
Farro, Bean, and Sweet Potato Braise
Sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and celery don't just add color to this grain-based dish, they add tons of flavor too (oh yeah, and some nutrition). Using chewy farro in this slow-cooker grain bowl recipe makes it easy to let the flavors meld without risking the grain getting mushy.
Spicy Beef-Noodle Bowl
Skip the takeout menu drawer and make this beef and broccoli dish at home instead. With only seven ingredients and a start-to-finish time of 20 minutes, making it yourself is probably easier anyway. Chopsticks aren't required, but will definitely complete the takeout experience.
Veggie and Fish Noodle Bowl
Looking for a new way to use that tilapia sitting in the fridge? This is the bowl meal for you! Fresh broccoli and carrots add nutrients and color to this stunning noodle bowl. By quickly baking the fish under high heat, your dinner will be ready in 25 minutes flat.
Bulgur Salad with Chickpeas, Feta, and Mint
Subtly-flavored bulgur and chickpeas collide with feta, mint, lime, and lots of garlic in this whole-grain salad. If you prefer, swap bulgur for cooked brown rice or quinoa (just omit step 1). And eliminate chicken for a vegetarian meal.
Lentil, Quinoa, and Baby Kale Bowls
Hot Grains Power Bowl
Sure, oatmeal is always served in a bowl. But this recipe is so much more filling than typical hot cereal. Multigrain hot cereal combined with carrots and dried fruit takes plain oatmeal to an almost carrot cake-like status. We use almond milk to keep the dish nondairy, but you can use whatever milk or milk alternative you like.
Quinoa with Sausage and Peppers
Sausage and peppers, plus vinegar and mustard, give quinoa a zesty flavor in this three-step recipe. Mix the ingredients together in the morning, then let your slow cooker do the rest of the work. Serve with shredded cheese (because everything is better with cheese!).
Soba Noodle Bowl
At first glance, you may think "this looks like soup." It might, but we'd argue that the ratio between broth and chicken, soba, carrots, and sugar snap peas disqualifies it from the soup category. Either way, jalapeño pepper and soy sauce give the noodle bowl an unexpected kick.
With how delicious these burrito bowls taste, the kids will never know you swapped the rice for cauliflower rice. The toss-together one-dish dinner is an easy, low-carb meal anyone can enjoy by adding their favorite toppings. Oh, and you can use pork loin or chicken to utilize whatever's in the fridge this week.