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How to Build a Grain Bowl

Our Grain Bowl with Sheet Pan Chicken makes a healthy and delicious one-dish meal. It’s a clever cross between a salad and a traditional chicken dinner and we dare you not to love every bite. Once you’ve made it you can use the same formula to create your own grain bowls, customized with ingredients your family loves or that you have on hand.
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Here’s how it works:

  1. Start with a base, like rice, quinoa, farro, couscous, or any kind of noodle.
  2. Top with protein, such as chicken, steak, tuna, hard boiled eggs, cheese, beans, tofu, or shrimp.
  3. Add some steamed or roasted veggies. Cauliflower, squash, zucchini, peppers, carrots, or a combination are all great.
  4. Top with salad greens, anything from spinach to shredded brussels sprouts.
  5. Drizzle with dressing or a sauce thinned with lemon or lime juice.

We did our own experimenting with the formula and came up with 2 variations of our own (check out the video to see what those combos look like):


Quinoa + hard-boiled egg + roasted cauliflower and bell pepper + baby kale + balsamic vinaigrette  


Soba noodles + firm tofu + roasted Brussels sprouts and red onion + shredded red cabbage + carrot ginger dressing  

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