Maybe you've already caught on to the smoothie bowl trend and traded in your straws for spoons a long time ago. But we'd venture to say you probably haven't enjoyed an egg roll in a bowl, right?
For some reason, food just tastes better in a bowl, and we're putting that statement to the test with our roundup of recipes that become even more delicious — and healthy — sans plate. From the aforementioned egg roll bowl to a quinoa taco bowl to a Paleo sweet potato bowl that can double as a dessert, we've got the seven best dishes you'll be dying to scoop out of a bowl, STAT.
Indulge in your favorite Chinese takeout without any of the guilt! Get all the flavors of a traditional egg roll while cutting the carbs with this sans-fried wrapper version featuring ground pork or chicken, cabbage, carrots, onions and a mix of tasty seasonings.
These spaghetti squash bowls are loaded with high-protein black beans, fresh cilantro, fire-roasted corn and crunchy cabbage — and avocado, of course. Plus, spaghetti squash is beyond easy to roast and allows you to put a healthy, low-carb spin on your favorite pasta dishes.
If you’re looking for an easy, make-ahead, healthy breakfast alternative to your usual cereal bowl, look no further than this Paleo-friendly sweet potato breakfast bowl. It’s so creamy, sweet and delicious that you could even use it as a snack or a healthy dessert.
Revamp your typical Taco Tuesdays and instead opt for this healthy quinoa taco bowl for an equally filling and nourishing meal. The best part about this bowl is it’s fully customizable, allowing you to toss in whatever you have in your fridge: cheese, avocados, olives, salsa, tortilla strips—whatever your heart desires.
For a vegan and gluten-free option, reach for these wholesome rice bowls that are just as beautifully colorful as they are delicious. These bowls are packed with chewy black rice, marinated tofu, crisp veggies, juicy mango slices and a creamy Srircha tahini sauce.
Honey, lime and cilantro come together to complement the slightly sweet rice and juicy salmon fillet in this healthy, flavorful bowl. This dish is also ripe with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins B12 and D, and the whole meal can be made in just about 15 minutes.
Ditch the calorie-laden dressings and use a Greek yogurt salad dressing mix to make these bowls extra creamy and savory. Dig into chunks of flavorful buffalo chicken mixed with fresh cherry tomatoes, crunchy corn, zesty buffalo sauce and thick yogurt for a fulfilling, savory lunch or dinnertime delight.