Have you noticed that “bowls” are really, really IN right now? Smoothie bowls, burrito bowls, veggie bowls, rice bowls…….they’re everywhere. The very cool thing is that this fad is super fun, easy, creative and often very healthy! Hooray! Forget spending an hour at the stove, slaving away with four different pots, plus a pan in the oven and a couple mixing bowls on the side. People, does anyone have time for that? I certainly don’t! Plus, when you’re all finished, the stuff has to be washed and put away. It’s just not happening in our crazy, busy world.
Moms of the world, here’s a simple, fresh, easy answer: the Rice and Veggie Bowl! Wa-la. Grain, veg, protein all swirled in one delicious and colorful BOWL. Your kids will stay full for DAYS! And do any of you have a child that’s a “mixer?” You know…they’re the ones who always have to mix everything together before they eat it. I did this with ice cream as a child. I couldn’t just eat a bowl of ice cream by the spoonful. No, I stirred and stirred and stirred until it became a lovely swirl of melted cream, pretty much a milkshake in a bowl. HEY…there’s another “bowl” for you…the milkshake bowl 🙂 Anyway, the Rice and Veggie Bowl is the perfect meal for a mixer. After cooking the rice and veggies, fry an egg and place it on the tippy top of your bowl. Let your little “mixer” break that runny yolk and stir, stir, stir! Mmmm…the result is a creamy bowl of goodness! How awesome…you can play with your food AND eat it!
We love using a mix of brown rice and quinoa because they both have unique health benefits and taste great together. Quinoa especially, is a superfood that packs a punch of protein, fiber and crucial vitamins and minerals! To learn more about the amazing benefits of eating quinoa, head over to Well-Being Secrets where editor in chief Helen Nichols explains 27 science-backed health benefits of quinoa!
So next time you’re out of ideas for dinner and need to use up those eggs and veggies, you’ll know what to make! 😉
- 2 packages Seeds of Change Rice and Quinoa Mix *See notes
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1/2 yellow onion
- 1 red pepper
- 1 cup kale or spinach
- 1 zucchini
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 cup fresh basil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 4-6 eggs
- 1-2 avocados
- Cook Seeds of Change Rice and Quinoa Mix according to package.
- In large skillet, heat oil.
- Chop onion, pepper, kale and zucchini.
- Add onion and pepper to skillet and sauté until almost soft.
- Add kale, zucchini and tomatoes, as well as herbs and spices. Cook another 5 minutes.
- Put rice in bowls, and add veggies on top.
- Don't clean out the veggie skillet. Add a little more oil if needed, and fry eggs as desired.
- Slice avocados.
- Place eggs and avocado slices on top of bowl.
*We highly recommend using Seeds of Change Rice and Quinoa Mix. It's amazing. You can order it here or they sell it at Costco and Target. If you don't have access to it, simply make your own brown rice and quinoa mixture, and season with 1 tsp. dried thyme or oregano, 1-2 cloves garlic and salt and pepper to taste.
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