I'm starting to come around to this idea of "The Bowl." As detailed in Appetite for Reduction, a bowl is basically a grain, vegetables, a bean, and a sauce. It is a tasty and healthy meal that comes together really quickly.
For lunch, I cooked up some brown rice while boiling a sweet potato that I needed to use up. When they were cooked, I put them in a bowl with spinach to wilt and some chopped raw broccoli. I topped it with hummus and nooch, which melted just a little into the warm rice and potato to make a creamy, almost cheesy sauce.
I wanted to go grocery shopping today but the rain kept me inside so dinner was another leftovers bowl.
More brown rice, raw shredded cabbage, chopped bell pepper, sliced olives topped with salsa. The olives were a bit of a random addition, but not a bad one.
Neither of my bowls have a bean, per se, but I figured the brown rice had a fair amount of protein and the hummus in the first bowl provided a little more.
Do you have a favorite version of The Bowl?