These green goddess grain bowls will have you glowing from the inside out. Packed with nourishing ingredients, this is truly one of those feel-good meals.
A nourishing grain bowl for lunch or dinner
Sometimes, I crave pizza, but other times, I just honestly crave ALL. THE. NUTRIENTS. I especially feel this way coming home from extended travel or after the holidays.
Grain bowls are my go-to when I’m feeling like I need an extra dose of vitamins and minerals. Just combine a whole grain with vegetables, protein source, healthy fats, and a delicious dressing. In no time, you’ve got yourself a perfectly balanced meal!
What you’ll need to make green goddess grain bowls
Here are the main ingredients you need to make this recipe. Grain bowls are inherently customizable, so if you need or want to sub out one ingredient for something else, it would still be delicious! For example, you could use quinoa instead of farro to make this recipe gluten free.
Frozen shelled edamame
Why you’ll love these green goddess grain bowls
An easy, balanced meal. Grain bowls let you customize the perfect balanced meal with plenty of fiber, protein, and healthy fats. I like to use the Plate Method when building my grain bowls. To follow the plate method:
Fill up half the bowl with non-starchy vegetables, a quarter with a protein source, and a quarter with your grains. Add a serving of healthy fats, and you’re golden.
Good for meal prep. Grain bowls are good options for meal prep. The ingredients keep well in the fridge and taste good warm or cold.
Full of flavor AND nutrition. These bowls are loaded with fiber, folate, vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, and plant-based protein, to name just a few nutrients! The ingredients are coated in the creamiest avocado miso dressing, that takes just five minutes to whip up while everything cooks.
How to prepare farro
Farro is a whole grain from the wheat family. It has a delicious nutty flavor and chewy texture. It doesn’t expand a lot when cooked, so it has a little more “bite” than other whole grains.
To cook farro, add 2 cups of water and 1 cup of farro to a pot. Bring water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover.
Cook for about 20 minutes, until the farro has reached an “al dente” texture. The farro should be chewy with a little bite, and each grain should still be intact.
Note that there will still be water left, even though the farro is cooked. Just drain out the excess water, and you’re ready to use your farro.
Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Toss the broccoli in avocado, plus salt and pepper to taste. Roast for 20 minutes until nicely browned.
While the broccoli is in the oven, prepare the farro. Add farro and 2 cups of water to a saucepan. Bring water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for about 20 minutes, tasting occasionally to see if farro has reached an “al dente” texture. Once done, drain the excess water from the pot.
Prepare the frozen shelled edamame according to package instructions.
Combine all the avocado miso dressing ingredients in a food processor. Blend until everything is well combined and creamy.
Divide ingredients equally into 4 bowls (or meal prep containers if saving for later). Top with as much dressing as you desire.
If meal prepping this recipe, keep the dressing on the side, and dress when you’re ready to eat.
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