These past few months I’ve been loving the ‘dinner Bowl’ idea. Particularly on those nights when it’s just the me+kiddos and I don’t want to have to run to the store for specific items to make a particular recipe. On those nights I create bowls out of whatever veggies and protein I have left in the fridge, usually served over rice or quinoa.
My favorite way to cook rice currently is to steam jasmin rice with coconut water instead of regular water ( measure 2:1 liquid to grain). I often make a large batch of that and keep it in the fridge for the week. I do the same with grilled chicken actually. That way I have access to healthy protein quickly.
Also, I’m kind of obsessed with nuts and seeds right now. They add a nice little bit of crunch and texture, not to mention omega 3’s and DHA and everything else good. I’m always searching for new ways to sneak nutrients into the families food… so right now I’m dumping Chia and Flax seeds on probably 70% of our meals. It’s just a matter of time until the boys clue in and start revolting!
1 recipe clean Teriyaki Sauce ( linked above)
4 organic chicken breasts (boneless and skinless)
1 recipe Spicy Thai dressing (linked above)
2 ripe avocados
4 cups broccoli flotteretes
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Sea Salt, Flax, Chia and Sesame Seeds
cooked rice or quinoa
In a large ziplock bag or bowl marinate the chicken breast with the teriyaki sauce for a 30 mins minimum (up to 5 hrs is great!). Once marinated, Grill the chicken and then slice it thinly. Make the Thai dressing and steam the rice while you are grilling the chicken.
For the Broccoli - get an iron skillet or heavy pan really hot, then add in the olive oil and broccoli. Toss the broccoli around, allowing the oil to coat it, and the heat to brown it on the outside. This will take just 1-2 mins. Now add in a 1/4 cup of water and continue to stir. There will be lots of steam! After another 2 mins the broccoli will be bright green with a little bit of charring on the outside. Take it off the heat and drain any excess water - you're done cooking! ( you can also just steam the broccoli if reading this is freaking you out)
Compile the bowls: Start with rice, then add the broccoli, sliced avo, and sliced cooked chicken. Sprinkle with sea salt to taste and then the seeds. Finish off with a nice drizzle of the yummy Thai dressing!