These Harvest Rice Bowls are packed with flavor and nutrition and they’re endlessly customizable.
As the the holiday season winds down and we head into the New Year, I’m definitely ready to move away from heavy meals and start focusing on some lighter dishes. I’ve never been one to make specific New Year’s resolutions, but it does seem like a natural shift to start focusing on getting more active and cooking more nutritious meals after a season of overindulgence. Enter my Harvest Rice Bowls. Rice bowls are the perfect vehicle to pack in plenty of nutritious ingredients like whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and nuts all in one easy dish!
I created this dish for the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) blog. I’m so excited to be partnering with Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA)- a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that is devoted to ensuring the health of our nation’s youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis. It’s led by some of our country’s most respected health and childhood obesity advocates, including their honorary chair Michelle Obama. Preventing childhood obesity and the diseases that come along with it, is definitely a topic that’s near and dear to my heart, especially now that I’m a mom.
My Harvest Rice Bowls start with a base of nutritious wild rice blend and incorporate some of my favorite seasonal ingredients like butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, dried cranberries and pecans. But the great thing is that you can use whatever ingredients you have on hand in your fridge or pantry. In fact, I often use rice bowls as a way of cleaning out my fridge at the end of the week and reducing food waste.
This is also a great dish to make with your kids. Kids are typically more likely to try new foods if they help prepare them so get them in the kitchen with you! Let them help you prep and chop the ingredients. Pile on the colorful veggies- the more the better! Sienna had a blast tossing the Brussels sprouts on a baking sheet with olive oil.
To get the recipe for my Harvest Rice Bowls, head over the to the PHA blog.
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