Build Your Own Rainbow Grain Bowl

By Ashley | Entree

Feb 11

Fist bumps for meals that are amazingly satisfying, super pretty, and ridiculously easy!

This is my go-to lazy meal that looks fancy and will impress your social media followers 😉


This isn’t as much a recipe as a guide to creating a tasty, nutritious meal with the ingredients you have on hand/what you’re craving at the moment.

You can make a big batch or single serving. I usually make big batches of grains and roasted veggies, and then create single servings of the rainbow grain bowls at meal times. Do what works for you.

And be sure to share your creative variations on Facebook and Insta and tag @thenakedfoodlife #tnfl

Build Your Own Rainbow Grain Bowl

Leafy green of choice ( I like something hearty like baby kale)
Grain or grain alternative: farro, buckwheat, quinoa, brown rice, millet, lentils, etc. (I add a bit of sea salt or splash of coconut aminos when it’s done cooking)
Combination of roasted veggies: I suggest sliced peppers, quartered brussel sprouts, cauliflower, zucchini, mushrooms and Delicata squash
For creaminess: hummus and/or diced avocado
Garnishes: herbs, nuts, seeds
Veggie broth, as needed
Extra virgin olive or walnut oil, for drizzling

Cook the grain according to package directions. I prefer to chill and reheat the grain for the best texture, but you can also use eat it immediately.
Saute the already roasted veggies over medium low heat for a minute or two.
Add a splash of broth and the grain, salt and pepper, stir, and cook for another minute.
Once broth is evaporated, lower heat and add the greens.
Cook until greens are wilted and all the ingredients are hot.
Add to a big bowl and top with avocado/hummus, oil, and garnishes of choice.
Serve warm!

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