26 Simple, Healthy Meals in a Bowl (2024)

Oh, it's a bowl'd move, alright! Loads of healthy foods, all combined in one compact, delicious dish. Pile 'em high with healthy veggies, kimchi, whole grains, fresh greens, noodles, lean meats, tofu, fresh herbs, and if you like, plop an egg on top! Eating right is easy with these simple and healthy dinner recipes.

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Bibimbap (Korean Rice with Mixed Vegetables)

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"Bibimbap means 'mixed rice,' topped with vegetables, beef, a whole egg, and gochujang (red chili pepper paste)," says mykoreaneats. "You can substitute soy sauce or Sriracha for the chili paste."

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Vermicelli Noodle Bowl

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This simple and healthy Vietnamese noodle salad combines fresh herbs, rice vermicelli, cucumber, bean sprouts, topped with grilled shrimp, and tossed with a tangy sweet and sour sauce.

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Asian Noodle Salad

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"A beautiful and flavorful salad with a fresh ginger dressing," says Christine. "The cap of the shiitake mushroom is meaty with a lot of flavor; reserve the tough stems for stocks."

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Vegetarian Banh Mi Bowls

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"This brown rice-based vegetarian bowl version of the beloved Vietnamese banh mi sandwich gets its protein from quinoa and has a kick from a spicy vegetarian mayo sauce," says fabeverydayblog.

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Garlic Chicken Fried Brown Rice

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"Leftover brown rice is reborn in this chicken fried rice with peppers and onions," says Joyce.

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Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad

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This Tex-Mex-inspired salad is also great served in warm tortillas or taco shells.

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Amazing Mexican Quinoa Salad

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"Everything you need for a very healthy meal in one dish," says Rita. "Substitute barley for the brown rice and turtle beans for kidney beans if desired."

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Black Bean Breakfast Bowl

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"A quick breakfast if you're trying to avoid carbs," says Matt.

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Korean Saewoo Bokkeumbap (Shrimp Fried Rice)

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"Enjoy this fried rice with kimchi and other Korean side dishes," says mykoreaneats.

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Baja-Style Chicken Bowl

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"For a little extra flavor, add the salsa while cooking instead of after," says mlreffey.

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Quinoa Bowl

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"Simple dish that is very healthy, vegetarian, and can be a side or main course," says Robert. "Great as a lunch, too."

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Bowl of Oatmeal Cookie

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"This spruced up bowl of oatmeal tastes more like an oatmeal cookie," says foodiewendy. "I make mine in the microwave for a quick and easy breakfast."

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Quinoa and Black Beans

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"A very flavorful alternative to black beans and rice," says 3LIONCUBS.

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Nutty Brown Rice Salad

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"This delicious cold rice salad has the great flavors of brown rice, fresh veggies, and chopped raw almonds," says Jacklyn.

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Gyudon Japanese Beef Bowl

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"Having lived in Japan, this is a weekly staple in my house. My only changes are five teaspoons of soy sauce and three tablespoons of rice vinegar instead of Mirin," Jamie Lee says.

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Spicy Tofu Salad Bowl

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"This is so simple and delicious. The topping makes the dish. I roasted the sesame seeds and used sesame seed oil to char extra firm tofu. I also added fresh sliced mango with the cucumbers!" — Thomas22

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Low-Carb "Tacos"

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It doesn't matter if you eat this because you follow a low-carb diet or you are simply too lazy to make tortillas (who, me?). Just eat it! As the submitter writes, this does satisfy a craving, but she is humble. This is more than a settlement for tacos. This is a great dish." — Buckweat Queen

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Deconstructed California Roll Bowl

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This California roll in a bowl features teriyaki chicken, vegetables, avocado, and short-grain rice. "I was craving a California roll one day, but since I'm not a big seafood fan I used chicken instead," says KAZOOT. "You could use crab or even shrimp if you are so inclined."

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Do-It-Yourself Salmon Poke Bowls

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"Easy to make in your own home! Buy your favorite toppings and enjoy a totally custom poke bowl for cheaper than buying it at a restaurant." — A Day In the Kitchen

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Greek Chicken and Potato Bowl

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Chef John revisits both his Big Fat Greek Salad recipe and his Greek chicken and potatoes recipe to create this bowl version that's the best of both worlds.

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Mexican Turkey and Rice Bowl

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"This meal is so delicious! It's super simple to make and doesn't take long at all. Whip it up for a family dinner or your meal prep for the week," Leah Minnuci says.

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Cauliflower Rice Bowl with Cilantro

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This simple bowl gets a quick kick-start with frozen riced cauliflower. It also features cans of black beans and corn and cooked shredded pork. You can sub in leftover chicken if you like. Top it off with salsa, crema con sal, and sliced avocado. "This copycat Chipotle® cauliflower bowl comes together fast on busy weeknights!" says thedailygourmet. "Toppings can be modified for taste preferences, and it's tasty wrapped up in a tortilla!"

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Carrie's Pad Thai Salad

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"This was very good! I recommend having all the ingredients prepped and ready before cooking. It comes together quick," Erica Brown says.

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Salmon Quinoa Bowl

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This simple recipe is ready in about 45 minutes. "Pan-seared salmon fillets and tahini-dressed chickpea kale salad come together in a colorful, nutrient-packed bowl with quinoa at its base," says TheOtherJuliaGulia.

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Chirashi Bowl

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"This home-style Japanese cooking is basically all of the ingredients for sushi mixed up in a bowl and served," says Benjamin Zuckerman. "It is a very fast and convenient way to enjoy the taste of sushi without all the work! I like to have cut-up pieces of seaweed to serve on the side, and a soy sauce-wasabi mixture is nice too. Good with tea, but better with beer."

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Spicy Salmon Bowls over Brown Rice

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"With salmon, brown rice, fresh crunchy vegetables, and a spicy sauce, this recipe is a delicious way to get some healthy foods in your family's diet," says Bibi, who submitted the recipe. "It will perk up their taste buds and bring you compliments."

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