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15 Simple, Healthy Meals In A Bowl

A bowl'd move.

Oh, it's a bowl'd move, all right. Loads of healthy foods, all combined in one compact, delicious dish. Pile 'em high with healthy veggies, kimchi, whole grains, fresh greens, noodles, lean meats, tofu, fresh herbs, and if you like, plop an egg on top! Eating right is easy with these simple healthy dinner recipes.

Simple, Healthy Meals in a Bowl

1. Bibimbap (Korean Rice With Mixed Vegetables)

"Bibimbap means 'mixed rice,' topped with vegetables, beef, a whole egg, and gochujang (red chili pepper paste)," says mykoreaneats. "You can substitute soy sauce or Sriracha for the chili paste."

Bibimbap (Korean Rice With Mixed Vegetables)

Photo by Hungry Gopher

2. Vermicelli Noodle Bowl

This simple healthy Vietnamese noodle salad combines fresh herbs, rice vermicelli, cucumber, bean sprouts, topped with grilled shrimp, and tossed with a tangy sweet and sour sauce.

Vermicelli Bowl

Photo by Allrecipes

3. Asian Noodle Salad

"A beautiful and flavorful salad with a fresh ginger dressing," says Christine. "The cap of the shiitake mushroom is meaty with a lot of flavor; reserve the tough stems for stocks."

Asian Noodle Salad

Photo by lutzflcat

4. Vegetarian Banh Mi Bowls

"This brown rice-based vegetarian bowl version of the beloved Vietnamese banh mi sandwich gets its protein from quinoa and has a kick from a spicy vegetarian mayo sauce," says fabeverydayblog.

Vegetarian Banh Mi Bowls

Photo by fabeverydayblog

5. Garlic Chicken Fried Brown Rice

"Leftover brown rice is reborn in this chicken fried rice with peppers and onions," says Joyce.

6. Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad

This Tex-Mex-inspired salad is also great served in warm tortillas or taco shells.

Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad

Photo by CookinBug

7. Amazing Mexican Quinoa Salad

“Everything you need for a very healthy meal in one dish," says Rita. "Substitute barley for the brown rice and turtle beans for kidney beans if desired.”

Amazing Mexican Quinoa Salad

Photo by Sherri

8. Black Bean Breakfast Bowl

"A quick breakfast if you're trying to avoid carbs," says Matt.

Black Bean Breakfast Bowl

Photo by Sherri

9. Korean Saewoo Bokkeumbap (Shrimp Fried Rice)

"Enjoy this fried rice with kimchi and other Korean side dishes," says mykoreaneats.

Korean Saewoo Bokkeumbap (Shrimp Fried Rice)

Photo by naples34102

10. Baja-Style Chicken Bowl

"For a little extra flavor, add the salsa while cooking instead of after," says mlreffey.

Baja-Style Chicken Bowl

Photo by Linda T

11. Fried Chicken Bowl

"Quick and easy comfort meal with chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, and cheese," says jreb66.

Fried Chicken Bowl

Photo by Baking Nana

12. Quinoa Bowl

"Simple dish that is very healthy, vegetarian, and can be a side or main course," says Robert. "Great as a lunch, too."

Quinoa Bowl

Photo by Qhhunters

13. Bowl of Oatmeal Cookie

"This spruced up bowl of oatmeal tastes more like an oatmeal cookie," says foodiewendy. "I make mine in the microwave for a quick and easy breakfast."

Bowl of Oatmeal Cookie

Photo by bd.weld

14. Quinoa and Black Beans

“A very flavorful alternative to black beans and rice,” says 3LIONCUBS.

Quinoa and Black Beans

Photo by CountryGirlGourmet

15. Nutty Brown Rice Salad

"This delicious cold rice salad has the great flavors of brown rice, fresh veggies, and chopped raw almonds," says Jacklyn.

Nutty Brown Rice Salad

Photo by larkspur

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