A Healthy Mushroom Grain Bowl

September 15, 2017

a healthy mushroom grain bowl - M Loves M @marmar

Today I am sharing with you one of my absolute favorite grain bowl recipes. This has been a go-to of mine for a while now because it’s healthy, easy and so delicious! I love to make this recipe for a lunch at home or a quick and easy dinner. Matthew likes it too because even though it’s meat-free, it’s hearty with the egg and cheese. You could omit those two items, though, and make it vegan, if you wish! I hope you make my Healthy Mushroom Grain Bowl and enjoy it too!

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A Healthy Mushroom Grain Bowl

serves 2


1 cup of cooked farro or quinoa (cooked according to the package)

olive oil

1 zucchini, sliced into half moons

1 cup sliced mushrooms – about 3/4 small carton 

2 handfuls of spinach

2 eggs

2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

1/4 red onion, thinly sliced. Sometimes I’ll quickly pickle them by soaking the slices in 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar with a pinch of salt and sugar {or sliced plain!} 

2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts

2 tablespoons parsley or basil leaves

salt and pepper, to taste


Start by cooking farro or quinoa according to package and set aside.

Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a pan. Once hot, add sliced zucchini and mushrooms. Stir frequently and cook until golden, about 5 minutes. Add spinach and cook until wilted, about 1 minute. Meanwhile, toast pine nuts until golden, making sure not to burn them, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and add to a separate bowl. Add 1 tsp of olive oil back to the pan. Once warm, add eggs and fry to liking. I make mine over easy so that the yolk can be a sauce in the bowl {so good!}.

Add warm farro/quinoa to serving bowls {I used a combination of both since I had them on hand}. Top with veggie mixture, fried egg, and add pine nuts, feta cheese, red onions, and parsley/basil.

I absolutely love warm and hearty recipes, especially around autumn. As I mentioned, this is one of my go-to dishes and I hope you love it too! If you are looking for some other hearty recipes for fall try my Tuscan White Bean Soup or this Linguine with Zesty Breadcrumbs recipe! Both of those are always on my fall cooking list too!


  • Natali

    Mmm, such a simple, delicious and healthy dish, perfect for breakfast or lunch!


    • yes totally!! I didn’t think about it as a breakfast option but it would be a great savory option! Thanks for the idea Natali!!

  • Louis Dupond

    Delicious 😉 I like mushrooms so much hehehe


    • yes me too!! One of my favorite veggies for sure!

  • Rach

    This looks delicious! I definitely want to try them out!


    • yay! I hope you try it and like it Rach!! It’s really good!

  • LOVE this recipe! Thank you Mara. I have been making what I call a “Buddha bowl” for dinner on repeat lately and this is so similar but different and just as easy. This will be great to add to my bowl dinner rotation. We don’t eat a lot of meat so I’m always looking for recipes like this one full of protein and nutrients. I don’t know if you remember but I mentioned eggs in the microwave as one of my go to quick breakfasts and finally put a post up about it over on my blog. The eggs in the microwave would work for this too. Have a lovely weekend!

    • ooh yes I love Buddah bowls! Those are so good! Would love to know what you put in yours!! And I definitely need to check out your egg micro breakfast!!

  • Paige Cassandra Flamm

    This looks amazing! I totally need to try this soon!


    • yes please do! You’ll have to let me know what you think!

  • peonies passionfruit

    This looks gorgeous and delicious, I can’t wait to try it out. Thank you for sharing.

    Eme x


  • This looks so good, I must try this! I’m trying to cut meat out of my diet, slowly. Eat it maybe once or twice a week. It’s so hard though! Love this recipe.


    • try this recipe then!! I think it’s super satisfying for being meat-free! Also, Cookie and Kate is one of my favorite veggie food bloggers if you ever need some inspiration. Her black bean and sweet potato taco recipe is one of our FAVES!

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