Sometimes the best dinners are the easiest dinners. Simple but flavorful, this super quick weeknight dinner idea will work with whatever you have leftover in the fridge. I’m guilty of stashing leftovers to go bad in the fridge, so meals like this one are easy to pull together and allow me to use up what’s on hand.
Throwing everything you have and calling it a bowl is as simple as it gets! I love weeknight meals like this because I’m getting good nutrition, veggies, and lean protein, plus using up what’s in the fridge.
Bowls are SUPER versatile. Mexican flavors equal a burrito bowl. Have leftover Chinese? Add some fresh veggies and go for an Asian bowl. I love throwing leftovers on fresh spiralized zucchini and then I call it Italian. Whatever works.
Super Easy Steak Bowls
This steak bowl was inspired by what was in the fridge. It has
- Trader Joes chimichurri marinated steak (obsessed, so good)
- Minute Rice
- Leftover canned pineapple
- Fresh broccoli slaw with other cruciferous veggies
I grilled the steak first while the rice boiled (hello boil in da bag) and raided the fridge. I had leftover pineapple from the can for a teriyaki meatball dish, and a bag of broccoli slaw that was unclaimed, so steak bowls we born. After the steak was done cooking, I quickly sautéed the slaw in the pan juices just to add a little color and flavor. Assembled the bowls and used the marinade packet as a sauce once everything was together.
And ya know what?? This was a winner winner dinner. Even my husband was impressed and he loved it. I love it because we got our protein and veggies on, PLUS it took about 20 minutes from start to finish. All you need is some creativity and some options you already have on hand. There’s literally millions of combinations!
What’s your go to weeknight meal? Are you a fan of bowls? Why is food better in a ‘bowl’??!!