Posted on Feb 09, 2017
Grain bowls, smoothie bowls, burrito bowls – have you noticed more “bowls” on restaurant menus, Pinterest and at the grocery store lately? While the concept of the food bowl is not new, New York Times, TODAY and others predict we will be seeing even more bowls in 2017. Not only are food bowls an excellent meal option because they are extremely versatile and can be made with just about anything in your refrigerator or pantry, they also provide a variety of nutrients and are easy to make. In a time crunch to prepare healthy meals? Bowls are also convenient for meal preparation. Blend together your favorite protein, grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and more – and voila – you have a perfect, convenient meal for any time of the day.
Whether you are a grain bowl newbie or seasoned pro, sorghum is a great whole grain to include in your list of bowl ingredients. Sorghum grain bowls have popped up on menus like Le Pain Quotidien’s as well as in Food Network’s Healthy Eats. Sorghum has a neutral, nutty taste that blends well with a variety of flavors, which is perfect for preparing grain bowls for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Full of protein, fiber, iron, niacin and vitamin B12, sorghum also packs a nutritional punch. You can even cook a large batch of sorghum, freeze it and use it at a later time without the grain losing its quality. A pressure cooker or a slow cooker can also be used to reduce cooking time.
Interested in making a sorghum bowl to see what this super grain is all about for yourself? These six grain bowls pack a lot of flavor and nutrition. Let’s get cooking!