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4 Healthy Lunch Bowls

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Upgrade your weekly work meals by making healthy lunch bowls ahead of time. Containing lots of nutrient-rich produce as well as lean protein and healthy fats, homemade lunch bowls make for a tasty and well-balanced break from your busy day. 

The Oster® DuraCeramic™ Titanium Infused 6-Cup Rice and Grain Cooker with Steamer and the Oster® Oskar™ 2-in-1 Salad Prep & Food Processor are your go-to's for effortlessly preparing fresh lunch bowls. 

Try the delicious recipes below. Each recipe makes enough to prepare 2-3 lunch bowls for the week. 

1. Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry Lunch Bowl 
Takeout is easy, but it sure isn't healthy. Instead, make this beef and broccoli stir-fry - it's easy to prepare, but much more nutritious thanks to the light sauce and collection of vegetables.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package brown rice 
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 
  • 1 teaspoon honey 
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 
  • 1 pound sirloin steak, cut into 1-inch cubes 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 2 cups broccoli 
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped 
  • 1/2 cabbage 
  • 4 large carrots 
  • 3-4 scallions, chopped 
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 

Directions
Add rice to the Oster® DuraCeramic™ Titanium Infused 6-Cup Rice and Grain Cooker, followed by the amount of water specified on the package. Flip the switch to begin cooking. Meanwhile, slice the cabbage and carrots using the Oster® Oskar™ 2-in-1 Salad Prep & Food Processor. Add the sliced cabbage and carrots to the steamer attachment of the rice cooker, along with the broccoli and onion. While rice is cooking, heat olive oil in a pan on the stovetop and cook the steak. Set aside. Mix together the soy sauce, honey and red pepper flakes in a small bowl until combined. To prepare lunch bowls, spoon a portion of rice into a bowl or lunch container, followed by the steamed veggies. Pour over the soy sauce mixture and sprinkle with scallions and sesame seeds. 

quinoa Quinoa is a healthy ancient grain that can form the basis of delicious lunch bowls.

2. Greek Lunch Bowl 
Quinoa is a tasty ancient grain that contains a high level of protein and fiber. Pair it with freshly sliced veggies and herbs for a delicious lunch you'll look forward to enjoying all day. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 package quinoa 
  • 1 large cucumber 
  • 4-5 large carrots 
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced 
  • 1 tomato, sliced 
  • 3 cups spinach leaves 
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 
  • 1/2 lemon 
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil 

Directions
Add quinoa to the Oster® DuraCeramic™ Titanium Infused 6-Cup Rice and Grain Cooker, followed by the amount of water specified on the package. Flip the switch to begin cooking. Meanwhile, slice the cucumber and carrots using the Oster® Oskar™ 2-in-1 Salad Prep & Food Processor. To prepare rice bowls, top 1 cup of spinach leaves with a portion of the cooked quinoa, followed by the sliced cucumber, carrots, onion and tomato and the feta cheese. Squeeze lemon juice over toppings and lightly drizzle with olive oil. 

3. Afternoon Pick-Me-Up Tuna Bowl
Pair protein-packed tuna with wild rice, creamy avocado and a variety of other delicious add-ins for a flavorful and balanced lunch bowl. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 package wild rice 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 large zucchini 
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts 
  • 3 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes 
  • 10 ounces cooked fresh tuna or 3 cans of tuna 
  • 1 large avocado, peeled, pit removed and sliced 
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill 

Directions
Add rice to the Oster® DuraCeramic™ Titanium Infused 6-Cup Rice and Grain Cooker, followed by the amount of water specified on the package and the salt and pepper. Flip the switch to begin cooking. Meanwhile, slice the bell pepper and zucchini using the Oster® Oskar™ 2-in-1 Salad Prep & Food Processor. To prepare rice bowls, top cooked rice with sliced pepper and zucchini, walnuts, sun-dried tomatoes, tuna and avocado slices. Sprinkle with dried dill before enjoying. 

dressingTop off your lunch bowl with a healthy dressing.

4. Spicy Cilantro Lunch Bowl 
This lunch bowl is half salad, half rice dish, but totally delicious - a light yet creamy cilantro-chili dressing adds extra-bright flavor. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 package white rice
  • 1 pound chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 3 cups romaine lettuce, chopped 
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped 
  • 1 can black beans, drained 
  • 1/2 cup sour cream 
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice 
  • 4-5 sprigs fresh cilantro 
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 3 teaspoons lime juice

Directions
Add rice to the Oster® DuraCeramic™ Titanium Infused 6-Cup Rice and Grain Cooker, followed by the amount of water specified on the package. Flip the switch to begin cooking. Meanwhile, add oil to a pan on the stovetop and cook the chicken pieces. Slice the bell peppers using the Oster® Oskar™ 2-in-1 Salad Prep & Food Processor. To prepare the salad dressing, add the sour cream, olive oil, lemon juice, cilantro, cayenne pepper, chili powder, salt and lime juice to the food processor attachment. Combine until smooth. To prepare bowls, top 1 cup romaine lettuce with a portion of rice, chicken, vegetables and beans, then drizzle with dressing. 

Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions ("JCS") has not tested these recipes and is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe you try from our website. You may not achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, cooking times, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, chicken or fish.
 
 
 

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