30 Warm and Cozy Grain Bowls to Make This Winter

Half Baked Harvest

What do a roaring fire, a cashmere sweater and a hearty grain bowl (and, well, a shot of bourbon) have in common? They all warm you to the core on a freezing winter day. Here are 30 piping-hot grain-bowl recipes (because we hate blizzards, subzero winds and bomb cyclones just as much as you do).

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The Ultimate Quinoa-Avocado Bowl

Crispy kale? Check. Spicy shrimp? Check. Fresh crunchy toppings? You betcha.

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Salmon Bowl with Farro, Black Beans and Tahini Dressing

How to glow from the inside out, 101.

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Weeknight Society


Bulgur with Roasted Butternut Squash, Sage and Goat Cheese

Flavorful, warming and so easy to prep.

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Joyful Healthy Eats


Roasted Vegetable Grain Bowls

Did we mention it’s vegetarian and gluten-free?

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Dishing Out Health


Brussels Sprouts-Apple Quinoa Bowls with Orange-Thyme Vinaigrette

You can’t beat this bowl of bliss.

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Making Thyme for Health


Sweet Potato Kofta with Turmeric Curry

Purple yams and warming spices take this dinner over the top.

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Oh My Veggies


Korean Barbecue Tofu Bowls with Stir-Fried Veggies and Quinoa

The perfect combo of flavors for all of your cravings.

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The Blonde Chef


Lentil, Cauliflower and Harissa Bowl with Cilantro Basmati Rice

Warm and spicy (and vegan).

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With Food and Love


Pumpkin Polenta with Balsamic Roasted Beets

Guys, cornmeal is totally a grain.

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Heather Christo


Cuban Quinoa Bowl with Spicy Lemon Cashew Dressing

Is your mouth watering? (Same.)

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Well and Full


Winter Buddha Bowl

Cool fact: Combine warm pearl couscous with shredded beets and it turns bright pink.

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My New Roots


The Winter Abundance Bowl

Green lentils and brown rice add extra heartiness.

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Buddha Bowl with Kale, Avocado, Orange and Wild Rice

Just look at those gorgeous, jammy eggs.

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Veggies Don’t Bite


Easy Teriyaki Rice Bowl with Roasted Vegetables

Just 15 minutes and you’re done.

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Half Baked Harvest


Greek Goddess Grain Bowl with Fried Halloumi

Serve with spicy basil tahini and pita chips. Yum.

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Minimalist Baker


Roasted Vegetable and Quinoa Harvest Bowls

This 30-minute meal is calling your name.

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Skinny Taste


Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Bowls with Cilantro Lime Quinoa

If you don’t have an Instant Pot, make it in your slow cooker instead.

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Not Quite Nigella


Salmon Belly Whole Grain Rice Pot

Everything is cooked together in a saucepan. Hellooo, Monday night dinner.

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Cooking Classy


Teriyaki Grilled Chicken and Veggie Rice Bowls

Got leftover rice? These will come together in a matter of minutes.

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Chelsea’s Messy Apron


The Best Ever Chicken Fajita Bowls

As if we need another reason to eat guac.

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Closet Cooking


Mojo Pulled Pork Quinoa Bowls with Pineapple Salsa

A fiesta in your mouth.

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Pinch of Yum


Healing Bowls with Turmeric Sweet Potatoes, Poached Eggs and Lemon Dressing

Way better than eating an apple a day.

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Love and Olive Oil


Sesame Sriracha Buddha Bowls with Black Rice, Tofu and Kale

It’s a big bowl of zen.

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Budget Bytes


Soy Marinated Tofu Bowls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Think you don’t like tofu? Think again.

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Cookie and Kate


Farmers’ Market Bowl with Green Goddess Sauce

Farro meets warm root vegetables—and, oh yes, our mouths.

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Yes, More, Please


Warm Farro Asparagus and Poached Egg

Is it acceptable to eat this for every meal?

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Foodie Crush


Israeli Couscous with Pistachios, Apricots and Cranberries

Perfectly poised for meal prep.

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Gimme Delicious


Crispy Salmon & Avocado Salsa Bowls with Cilantro Sauce

Serve with salty tortilla chips.

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Camille Styles


Rainbow Grain Bowl

Meet freekeh. Nutrient-wise, it’s a miracle grain.

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Spoon Fork Bacon


Carne Asada Burrito Bowls

We’ll take our steak this way from here on out, please.

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