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The concept of “bowl” meals is pretty simple — you toss a bunch of ingredients into a specifically shaped dish, add a bit of finesse, and POOF! it’s a cohesive meal.

Bowls are catching on because they’re easy to make, unfussy, and create a satisfying meal if you keep three main components in mind:

  1. Base (grains and greens)
  2. Vegetables and/or fruits
  3. Toppings (herbs, nuts/seeds, dressings)
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Quinoa is a great base because it’s gluten-free and protein-packed, and it’s one of the quickest cooking grains (OK, it’s actually a seed, but you know what I mean).

Cook up a big batch of quinoa in advance (it takes only 15 minutes!) and turn it into some of these tasty quinoa-based bowls.

Coconut Milk Breakfast Quinoa

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Recipe: Coconut Milk Breakfast Quinoa

Superfood Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

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Recipe: Superfood Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

Quinoa, Kale + Pesto Breakfast Bowls

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Recipe: Quinoa, Kale + Pesto Breakfast Bowls

Quinoa Taco Salad + Chipotle Lime Dressing

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Recipe: Quinoa Taco Salad With Chipotle Lime Dressing

Balsamic Chicken Salad Bowls

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Recipe: Balsamic Chicken Salad Bowls

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Recipe: Curried Coconut Quinoa with Greens + Roasted Cauliflower

Loaded Greek-Style Quinoa Bowls

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Recipe: Loaded Greek-Style Quinoa Bowls

Spicy Southwestern Quinoa Salad

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Recipe: Spicy Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Salmon, Quinoa + Kale Bowl With Tahini Yogurt Sauce

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Recipe: Salmon, Quinoa and Kale Bowl With Tahini Yogurt Sauce

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Recipe: Thai Veggie Quinoa Bowls

Roasted Veggie Quinoa Bowl

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Recipe: Roasted Veggie Quinoa Bowl

This article was republished with permission from mindbodygreen.com

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