There’s nothing wrong with treating yourself to lots of holiday sugar cookies and many other tasty dishes every once in a while! However, after the sugar craze of the holidays and all the treats we may have indulged in, your body may be asking for something a little more wholesome and nourishing to recover from the slight lack of nutrition. We’ve got you covered with some extremely satisfying, nourishing and well-balanced dishes found in the form of grain and veggie bowls from our Food Monster App!
1. Green Thai Curry Rice Bowl
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The best thing about veggie bowls is that you can throw about anything in them and they easily create a filling and satiating meal. They are ideal for weekday lunches and are easy to meal prep! This Green Thai Curry Rice Bowl from Parsley Vegan has pretty simple ingredients you may even already have on hand! Make a large batch of brown rice, and meal prep for a yummy, fiber-packed lunch on the go!
2. Roasted Veggie and BBQ Jackfruit Macro Bowl
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It’s time to step up your grain bowl game, and this Roasted Veggie and BBQ Jackfruit Macro Bowl from Amanda Smith is here to help. Jackfruit is marinated in a homemade barbecue sauce and then baked into crisp and slightly caramelized around the edges. Serve it with roasted and sautéed veggies and a big helping of brown rice. If you’re not into jackfruit or aren’t able to find any where you live, then you can simply try the marinade on some tempeh or tofu!
3. Peanut Butter Tofu Banh Mi Bowls
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Bowl meals make your life easy come dinner time! Try these Peanut Butter Tofu Banh Mi Bowls from Alison Edmund with cucumber, pickled carrots, cilantro, and tofu served over rice with a peanut butter sauce. Vegan, gluten-free, and loaded with flavor!
4. Mango Rice Bowl
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This tropical-inspired Mango Rice Bowl from Kristina Humphreys is just that–combining sweet, savory, and tart flavors with soft, crisp, and creamy textures. The mixture of fresh ingredients brings out each of their flavors and release their nutrients.
5. Tempeh and Spelt Bowl
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These Tempeh and Spelt Bowls from Power Plates are all things fall: roasted root vegetables, earthy grains, maple dressing, and, my favorite component, tempeh infused with apple cider and Dijon mustard. Using cider as a marinade is both a seasonal touch and a great way to add sweetness to the tempeh without making it overly syrupy. As for the root vegetables, use a mixture of whichever types you like: parsnips, carrots, beets, rutabagas, onion, sweet potatoes, or celery root. Winter squashes, such as butternut or kabocha, also work well here.
6. Ginger-Citrus Tofu Powerbowl with Bok Choy and Cashews
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Zippy and fresh with a hint of crunch, this perfectly balanced plant-based meal is packed with protein and fiber. You’ll love this Ginger-Citrus Tofu Powerbowl with Bok Choy and Cashews from Amy Height!
7. Green Goddess Bowl
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The greens we’re focusing on here are kale, asparagus, and broccoli. Oh, and there’s a hint of radish in there for color. There’s a lovely creamy green hummus on top, made from white beans and spinach. Avocado gives a nice serving of healthy, creamy plant-based fats to keep you satisfied for hours. This Green Goddess Bowl from Rachel Carr has everything.
8. Crispy Baked Tofu With Shredded Veggie Quinoa
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This Crispy Baked Tofu with Shredded Veggie Quinoa from Amy Height is the best. Dinner. Ever. No tofu on hand? Tempeh or white beans or lentils will work great, too! Don’t dig kale or carrots? Use another green and another root-ish veggie of your choice. This dinner-in-a-bowl is pretty flexible.
9. Super Greens, Brown Rice, and Tempeh Macro Bowl
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This tasty Super Greens, Brown Rice, and Tempeh Macro Bowl from Rachel Mansfield will give you the fuel you need to make it through your day. It has brown rice, chickpeas, and tempeh to give you lasting energy throughout the day, cucumbers for crunch, and wakame for a burst of unique flavor that you can get only from sea veggies. Power bowls make great meals because it’s so easy to get variety — if you’re not a fan of rice, you can easily swap it out for a different grain.
10. Thai-Style Green Curry Cauliflower Rice With Tofu
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This Thai-Style Green Curry Cauliflower Rice With Tofu from Medha Swaminathan fried rice incorporates a homemade Thai-style green curry paste for some delicious gluten-free Asian fusion. While keeping carbs low, this healthy meal for one or two packs a punch with spice and flavor. You have got to give this one a go — just add your favorite veggies!
11. Skillet Potatoes With Chickpeas and Roasted Apples
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If you love easy whole foods meals, then this one-pan Skillet Potatoes With Chickpeas and Roasted Apples dish from Florian Nouh is the recipe for you. Cubed potatoes are fried with savory onion and served on a protein-packed bed of quinoa and chickpeas. Roasted apple slices bring a subtle sweetness to the dish and you can use whatever fresh herbs you like to adjust the flavor of the dish to your liking. This dish takes just 20 minutes to make and if you like to make your meals in bulk, you can eat it all throughout the week.
12. High Protein Edamame Fried Quinoa Rice
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Made with only vegetables and quinoa, this High Protein Edamame Fried Quinoa Rice from Crissy Cavanaugh is loaded with protein from grains and edamame. It’s lightly flavored but easily adapted to what levels of flavor you prefer, while the vegetables are easily changed according to what’s in season. Best of all, this is a quick and easy meal that won’t leave you hungry!
13. Forbidden Black Rice and Tahini Buddha Bowl
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These colorful Forbidden Black Rice and Tahini Buddha Bowls from Shanna Laychuk are a great way to introduce more veggies into your diet. While there are many different components –artichokes, rice, broccoli, bok choy — they can all be cooked simultaneously, making this an excellent nutrient-dense choice for lunch that provides protein, healthy fats, and a hearty grain, without taking forever to cook. Drizzle these bowls with tahini to add a nutty flavor.
14. Warming Italian Rice Bowl
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