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5 Healthy (but Delicious) One-Bowl Dishes

Chipotle bowls are great, but let’s take them to the next level.

One-bowl meals. You’ve probably already seen them all over the web already. They’re simple, can be super healthy, and yes, they’re extremely easy to assemble too!

Start with whole grains, add veggies, layer with protein, drizzle with sauce… and toss!

Here’s a quick guide for your basic one-bowl dish:

Grains Start with grains. You can use white rice, brown rice, quinoa, oats as a base for your bowl.

Veggies There are many options. Some go-to veggies include: spinach, tomatoes, kale, lettuce, and the list goes on.

Protein Common protein options include: tofu, eggs, chicken, salmon. Be sure to add your favorite source of protein, and really make the bowl your own!


And here’s a few ideas to start you off your one-bowl masterpiece:


1. Savory Oatmeal and Soft-Cooked Egg

Image and recipe via Martha Stewart

This isn’t your ordinary oatmeal recipe. Yeah, you read that right—this is a savory oatmeal dish, topped with a runny soft-cooked egg.


2. Mushroom and Chicken Marsala Bowls

Image and recipe via My Recipes

Jazz up your one-bowl recipe with this delectable chicken marsala bowl.


3. Thai Crunch Bowl with Salmon

Image and recipe via My Recipes

Craving a bowl with an Asian twist? Check out this Thai-inspired bowl!


4. Southwest Chicken Cutlet Rice Bowl

Image and recipe via Southern Living

Let’s not forget about a Tex-Mex twist, either!


5. Quick Chicken Noodle Bowls

Image and recipe via Southern Living

Who said you can’t start off with a noodle (or soup) base either? Here’s a simple chicken noodle bowl to start you off.


Bowls make prepping meals effortless. Not only that, but they’re entirely customizable, giving you total control to make your ideal meal! We hope that you give these ideas a go!

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