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11 Super Meals to Eat in a Bowl

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This time of year, tailgate snacks take the spotlight, while the rest of our weekday menus seem to fall by the wayside. Don’t get me wrong, chicken wings and dip are great, but why let game day-friendly feasts get all the glory?

Enter the competition: bowl-appropriate food. Seasonably suited and much more substantial than finger foods, bowl-based meals are often a combination of savory grains, greens, and proteins or a sweet medley of breakfast oats. They offer a whole new arena of flavor; a concave complex teeming with action, if you will.

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So put down the kebabs and break out your crockpots: Here are 11 recipes for better, super bowls.

Teff Porridge with Pecans, Dates, and Honey
Teff Porridge with Pecans, Dates, and Honey
Farro Salad with Onion Confit, Persimmon, and Arugula
Farro Salad with Onion Confit, Persimmon, and Arugula
Thomas Keller's Butternut Soup with Brown Butter, Sage, and Nutmeg Crème Fraîche
Thomas Keller's Butternut Soup with Brown Butter, Sage, and Nutmeg Crème Fraîche
White Pasta with Garlic Parmigiano Breadcrumbs
White Pasta with Garlic Parmigiano Breadcrumbs
Heidi Swanson's Mostly Olive Salad, With Some Farro
Heidi Swanson's Mostly Olive Salad, With Some Farro
Smoky Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili
Smoky Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili
Khao Suey (Burmese Style Curried Noodle Soup)
Khao Suey (Burmese Style Curried Noodle Soup)
Orecchiette with Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale, and Caramelized Red Onion
Orecchiette with Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale, and Caramelized Red Onion
Lemon-Chicken & Pepe Soup
Lemon-Chicken & Pepe Soup
Dinosaur Eggs Oatmeal
Dinosaur Eggs Oatmeal
Caesar-Style Kale Salad with Roasted Onions and Ricotta Salata
Caesar-Style Kale Salad with Roasted Onions and Ricotta Salata

What super meals do you like to layer or ladle? Dish it in the comments!


Tags: bowl, salad, soup, round ups