When it comes to recipes, Pinterest is my favorite cookbook. Anyone else?! But sometimes ya just don’t know what recipes to trust, right? THERE ARE SO MANY. But with my sister home for the summer, we’ve become little chefs, working our way through so many tasty recipes! One of our go-to’s is bowls. I can’t even tell y’all how many we’ve tried, but there are a few select ones that have made our top five favorite bowl recipes list. So, today Morgan is stepping in for me to share those with you!
Hola! For those who do not know me, I am Lauren’s little sister Morgan. For as long as I can remember I have loved cooking, being in the kitchen, and really just food in general. My love of food runs so deep that my mom always said I should do food commercials. And to this day I would be as bold to say most people don’t love food as much as I do. Since I’m home for college for the summer, I knew I wanted to help my family find some delicious and healthy recipes. So as we go on this journey of finding yummy meals we thought we should share some of our favorites! To start off we are sharing these yummy bowl recipes we found!
This first bowl I found a while ago, but we thought we’d revisit it because it is all sorts of *deliciousness*. The spicy meat with the crunch of the fresh veggies and the fried egg on top gives you a variety of texture and flavor. It is super satisfying and provides you everything you could want in one bowl. If you love spice and Asian food, this recipe is for you. One way we have been eating this recipe is by substituting the white rice for either whole grain or cauliflower rice!
The next one I discovered recently is this Mediterranean bowl, and thank God I did. Not only is it super light and super satisfying, but it also is really easy. It contains kalamata olives, feta cheese, quinoa, and other delicious veggies. Can you say *yum*? This recipe also is gluten-free and vegetarian. You can easily make this vegan by getting rid of the feta cheese and using white beans. If you want a non-vegetarian version, we have been adding ground turkey for some of our family members. Instead of the roasted red pepper sauce, we have been topping it with the Sabra roasted red pepper hummus, which makes prep time even faster!
This dish is great for anyone that likes a little spice. This fish bowl is just deconstructed paleo tacos with an amazing cashew sauce. Our dad raved about this recipe, saying this was the best tilapia he had in years. He even said it was his *favorite* of all the bowls we tried, so really a big stamp of approval. When we made it, we substituted tilapia for barramundi and it still turned out pretty fabulous.
The base is cauliflower rice, which tastes delicious when mixed in with cashew sauce. While I get why it would be easy to shy away from the sauce, as long as you plan ahead of time to soak the cashews, it’s fairly easy. It complimented the flavor of the fish nicely as it tastes creamy and has a kick of spice and citrus in it. You really can pick your toppings too, but their choice of onions, jalapeños, cherry tomatoes, and greens are a good variety.
This chicken bowl is perfect for summer! Not only is the chicken grilled, but it also is topped with pineapple salsa, making our summer cookout dreams come true. The pineapple salsa is to- die-for, and I want to top everything with it now (and I mean *everything*). For a quick meal on a time crunch you can bake the chicken and make the salsa ahead of time. When we made this one, we baked the chicken for thirty minutes instead of grilling. It saved us some time to cut up the salsa! If you want to substitute out the chicken, fish would be great option too! It would enhance the fresh flavor of the pineapple.
Now on to our final bowl! This is a great healthy spin on southern grits, collard greens, and spicy shrimp! The shrimp is a great stand out against the goat cheese grits which mellow out the flavors. The arugula provides a nice bitterness. Overall it tasted like a healthy gourmet meal, and it was simple to make. Out of all the bowls I found this one to be the least time consuming, so if you’re looking for an easy bowl, this is for you. Some suggestions to switch up the recipe would be to substitute the spinach for the arugula and any fish of your choice for the shrimp!
I am so grateful to have an additional chef in the kitchen these days! Do y’all have a favorite bowl recipe that we need to add to our list?!