Build a Better Grain Bowl

STEP 1: Choose Your Grain

STEP 1: Choose Your Grain

(Select one or a mix—½ cup total cooked)
  • Buckwheat
  • Bulgur
  • Farro
  • Millet
  • Quinoa
  • Sorghum
  • White Corn Grits
  • Yellow Corn Polenta
STEP 2: Go Green

STEP 2: Go Green

(Select one or a mix—1 cup total)
  • Arugula
  • Chard (chopped, fresh or sautéed)
  • Kale (chopped, fresh or sautéed)
  • Microgreens
  • Mixed spring greens
  • Spinach
STEP 3: Pick a Protein

STEP 3: Pick a Protein

(3 oz. cooked meat or ½ cup plant-based protein)
  • Chicken Breast
  • Grilled shrimp
  • Roasted salmon
  • Steak
  • Eggs (Soft- or hard-boiled, poached)
  • Black beans or garbanzo beans
  • Lentils
  • Tofu or tempeh
STEP 4: Pile on Some Produce

STEP 4: Pile on Some Produce

(Pick 3–4, ¼ cup each)
  • Avocado
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Green beans
  • Mushrooms
  • Peas
  • Radishes
  • Sweet potato
  • Tomatoes
STEP 5: Finishing Touches

STEP 5: Finishing Touches

(As desired)
  • Cheese (cheddar, feta, mozzarella, parmesan)
  • Dressing/sauce (oil and vinegar, ranch, miso, hummus, pesto, peanut, teriyaki, salsa)
  • Fresh herbs (basil, chives, cilantro, dill, mint, parsley, tarragon)
  • Nuts (chopped walnuts, cashew halves, pine nuts, sliced almonds)
  • Sauerkraut (or other fermented or pickled veggies like kimchi or ginger)
  • Seeds (chia, flaxseeds, hemp, poppy, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower)
  • Sprouts (alfalfa, bean, broccoli, radish, sunflower)

Our Favorite Grain Bowl Recipes

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Breakfast Bulgur and Millet


Pesto and Farro

Roasted Rainbow Vegetable Buckwheat

Sesame Shrimp Millet and Quinoa

TexMex Quinoa and Bulgur

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Get to Know Your Grains

Buckwheat Mild, grassy flavor that’s intensified by roasting or toasting. Gluten free. Cooks in 10 minutes.

Bulgur A nutty-flavored grain with a chewy texture, packed with fiber and protein. Cooks in 12 minutes.

Farro Hearty and chewy, with a rich, nutty flavor. Good source of iron! Cooks in 30 minutes.

Millet Cooks quickly with a mild, slightly sweet flavor. Gluten free. Cooks in 20 minutes.

Quinoa Fluffy texture, mild flavor. Gluten free. Provides iron and high-quality protein. Cooks in 12-20 minutes.

Sorghum Delicious popped! Gluten free, with a hearty texture and mild flavor. Cooks in 50-60 minutes.