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Grain Bowl: Bison Bowl

Grain bowls and Broth bowls are all the rage right now and it's easy to see why. Creating them is fun, flexible and lends itself to batch prepping and a great way to use up what's hanging out in the fridge.

Creating this tasty grain bowl is a great way to use up the rest of the Bison Mix made for the Hand Pies.


1. As with all the grain bowls, we start with a base. While traditionally a grain (or pseudo grain), it can be a riced veggies or noodle. Consider trying:

  • Quinoa

  • Basmati Rice

  • Brown Rice (if later in postpartum)

  • Barley

  • Oatmeal

  • Soba or rice noodles

  • Sweet Potato Rice

2. Select a protein. In this case, this Bison Mix but you can also select

  • Seared steak

  • Chicken Thighs

  • Leftover pulled chicken from this recipe,

  • Leftover Salmon from this recipes

  • Sliced Tempeh

  • Albacore Tuna

  • Fried, poached or jammy eggs

3. Add some (more) Veggies. You can use riced veggies, roasted veggies, even pull some from the freezer. To mix it up, you can spiralize or grate or use a peeler to create easy bites and add texture to the bowl. Remember that we want to stick with cooked veggies here for now.

  • Roasted, steamed or sautéed kale, spinach or any green

  • Green Beans, blanched

  • Caramelized Onion

  • Roasted root veggies

  • Olives

4. Add fat. Always. Remember fat is how we absorb certain nutrients so it is essential in every meal

  • Avocado

  • Ghee

  • Olives

5. Add a dressing or sauce.

  • Scallion Ginger Oil

  • Hummus

  • Avocado Dulse Dip

  • Tapenade

  • Pesto

  • Peanut Sauce

  • Maple Dijon Dressing

6. Toppings! These can add a punch of flavor, another layer of nutrients and a nice crunch

  • Raw nuts,

  • Spiced Nuts

  • Minced Date

  • Dulse Flakes

  • Seaweed Snack (sheet of nori)

  • Nooch

  • Fresh herbs

  • Hemp or Sesame Seeds

  • Goji Berry

Have fun and play around! :)

Specifically for the Bison Bowl, I like to use the Cilantro Lime Rice, Bison Mix, Fresh Avocado, Green Olives, Scallion Ginger Oil topped with lots of seeds.


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