3 Easy Grain Bowl Meal Prep Recipes

3 Easy Grain Bowl Meal Prep Recipes

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Grain bowls are a delicious and nutritious way to make lunch or dinner easy and loaded with flavor! Flavors such as Thai Crunch, Chipotle Brown Rice, and Moroccan Farro will keep your tastebuds happy! No boring meal prep recipes around here! 

3 Easy Grain Bowl Meal Prep Recipes

What is more fun and affordable than mixing and matching ingredients to create a fresh and delicious meal for every day of the week? We can’t think of many recipes besides these 3 easy grain bowl meal prep recipes! 

You might be wondering, “what exactly is a grain bowl?” and that is a great question! To be honest, you have probably made a grain bowl, or two, over time. They are simply a grain such as brown rice, quinoa, farro, jasmine rice, millet, barley, etc. tossed into a bowl with other veggies and finished off with dressing. They are simple, affordable, and absolutely delicious! 

The flavor combinations are endless! Take the three that we went with today: Thai Crunch Quinoa, Chipotle Brown Rice, Moroccan Farro. All three packed a chewy texture from the grains, a fiber punch from the veggies, and tons of flavor from the homemade dressings. Yes, that’s right! We went with homemade dressings to make them even more affordable and keep the ingredients wholesome. But, if you’re looking for a time-saver, then feel free to grab your favorite dressing at the store. 

Of course, a grain bowl isn’t really a grain bowl unless it’s…..served in a bowl. 😉 That’s why we were so excited to see GoodCook launch their new salad meal prep containers that are bowl-shaped! Not only are they the perfect shape and size for these three grain bowl recipes, but they also come with a mini dressing container on top to ensure that your main ingredients don’t get soggy between Sunday meal prep and when you enjoy them during the week. How fun is that?! Long gone are the days of soggy salads, grain bowls, and other meal prep dishes! 

Thai Crunch Quinoa Grain Bowl Bowl 

We have even found the dressing container (see that fun little holder in the photo above?) to work great for pasta sauce, salsa, maple syrup, and other dipping sauces. Plus, it’s a great holder for shredded cheese, sliced olives, or other salad ingredients. 

Let’s take a look at these 3 easy grain bowl meal prep recipes that we are currently loving! 

Thai Crunch Quinoa Bowl

Thai Crunch Quinoa Grain Bowl Bowl

This plant-based quinoa bowl contains all nine essential amino acids for a complete protein-packed meal. Crunchy cruciferous veggies add antioxidants and fiber! 

Thai Crunch Quinoa Grain Bowl Bowl

To make this veggie-packed bow you will need:

Cilantro-Basil Dressing 

  •  1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice  
  • tbsp agave nectar  
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves 
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves  
  • 1 clove garlic  
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt  

For Tempeh

  • 8 oz. tempeh, sliced into 1/4 inch strips  
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil  
  • tbsp coconut aminos 

For Bowl

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa  
  • 4 cups shredded purple cabbage 
  • 1 cup shelled edamame  
  • 2 cups broccoli florets  
  • 1 cup shredded carrots 
  • 1/2 cup chopped cashews  
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil  
  • 1/2 cup cilantro-basil dressing  (recipe above)
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You can grab the full recipe HERE! 

Thai Crunch Quinoa Grain Bowl Bowl

 

Moroccan Farro Grain Bowl

Moroccan Farro Grain Bowl

Enjoy exotic flavor in every bite with this Moroccan-style farro grain bowl. Chewy farro, tangy feta cheese, pistachios, and dried apricots mix for a bowl that is anything but boring! This grainy bowl is high in fiber and adds a dose of plant-based protein thanks to chickpeas. 

Moroccan Farro Grain Bowl

To make this internationally inspired, sweet and savory bowl, you will need:

For Cilantro Basil Dressing

  •  1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice  
  • tbsp agave nectar  
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves 
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves  
  • 1 clove garlic  
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt  

For Kale 

  • tbsp olive oil  
  • 4 cups shredded kale 
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt  

 For Bowl 

  • 2 cups cooked farro 
  • 1 cup chickpeas, drained 
  • 1 cup shredded carrots  
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese  
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots  
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios, chopped 
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped  
  • 1/2 cup cilantro-basil dressing 
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Grab the full recipe HERE

Moroccan Farro Grain Bowl

 

Chipotle Brown Rice Grain Bowl

Chipotle Brown Rice Grain Bowl

If you’re craving the spicy flavor of your favorite Mexican spot, try this chipotle bowl with fiber-rich black beans, brown rice, and smoky grilled chicken.  

Chipotle Brown Rice Grain Bowl

To make this high-protein grain bowl, you will need:

Cilantro-Basil Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice  
  • tbsp agave nectar  
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves 
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves  
  • 1 clove garlic  
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt  

 For Chicken

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts  
  • tbsp olive oil  
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder 
  • 1 tsp ground cumin 
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder  
  • 1 tsp sea salt  

For Bowl

  • 2 cups cooked brown rice  
  • 4 cups shredded kale 
  • 1 cup black beans  
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro  
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion  
  • 1/2 cup cilantro basil dressing  
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Grab the full recipe HERE

Chipotle Brown Rice Grain Bowl

 

On top of being the perfect fit for these grain bowls, the GoodCook meal prep containers have a domed shaped lid so you can toss your salad/grain bowl and dressings together with ease. They also have cup measurements on them for easy portioning/macro counting, are 4-cups in size, and come in a set of ten!! That is enough bowls for two people for an entire week! Less daily clean-up is always a win in our book! 

 

3 Easy Grain Bowl Meal Prep Recipes

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