Hope you all are having a great week!
As fall is slowly fading and the colder temperatures set in, I find myself craving warmer, more filling meals, like rices, pastas, etc. I think that this is a natural part of the change in seasons- isn’t it so cool how our bodies regulate things to what we need most?!
Just because we want cozier food doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice all of the healthy foods our bodies thrive on. Making different bowls, that include a starch, warm veggie, and protein is a GREAT way to have a balanced, healthy, and all the while delicious meal.
These Salmon Bowls are a great, easy option perfect for busy week nights and meal prepping. They are also super customizable; if you dislike one of the veggies/flavors I mention in the recipe, you can simply swap it out for something you enjoy!
This bowl is also super easy to meal prep! Simply prepare your grain of choice and veggies ahead of time so you just have to assemble!
Are you ready for the recipe?
Build Your Own Salmon Bowl
By: Grace // Just A Veg
Time: Prep: 10 min
Cook: 20 min
Total: 30 min
5 oz salmon
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Herbamare spice mix
1 cup of your favorite grain (brown rice pasta, quinoa, brown rice etc.)
2 cups your favorite vegetables (I used carrots, cabbage, peppers, and onion)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup your favorite green (spinach, kale, lettuce)
Your favorite dressing; I love Primal Kitchen’s Green Goddess!
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Farenheit.
- On a baking sheet, top salmon with lemon juice, Herbamare, and dill.
- While oven is preheating, chop up your preferred veggies to be sautéed. Begin cooking your grain of choice (I meal prepped my rice!)
- Place salmon in the oven for 10 minutes at 375.
- While it is cooking, sauté your veggies in the olive oil, and prep your bowl. Arrange your greens, grain, and veggies.
- Once 10 minutes has past, switch your oven to broil. Continue broiling the salmon for 2-3 minutes (it should get a little crispy around the edges.)
- Once salmon is done, finish arranging your bowl. Add the salmon and dressing.
- Voila! It is complete. Enjoy!
This dish is honestly so versatile and easy! Some other cool flavor combos you could try could be:
Mediterranean: Rice, tomato-lemon-basil salmon, sautéed spinach, artichokes, Kalamata olives, zuchinni with a tahini lemon dressing
Healthy Chinese: Rice, teriyaki salmon, sautéed brocolli, carrots, peppers, and onions, tamari, romaine
Classy: brown rice pasta, simply baked salmon, sautéed greens and brocollini, vegan cream sauce, olive oil.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! Let me know how you like it and what flavor combos you would try in the comments below!
Have a great week!
Grace // Just A Veg ♥