What’s in Your Pantry? Bricipe: Cava Inspired Green + Grains Bowl

Soooooo….one thing that I truly love about the quarantine is that it has taught me how to be more innovative and thoughtful when it comes to my meals. Admittedly, this can also be somewhat annoying because due to the fact most of my meals are prepared within my home, I have to put thought into ALL my meals. Extra brain power aside, this is a good thing. It has made me pay more attention to what I have, don’t have, what I actually eat and use and what I do not use, etc. I’ve saved money and made some bomb meals by simply paying more attention to what it takes to make meals I love. This particular meal is the DELICIOUS product of my need to go to the grocery store. 

Here we have a Cava Inspired Green + Grains Bowl


Half a bag of Mediterranean Salad Mix

1 cup of Tasty Bite brown rice

1 can of Albacore Tuna

1 mini cucumber

Grape tomatoes

Hot peppers (optional)

Bell peppers

Red Onion

Lemon Juice

Vidalia Onion Dressing


Pita Crisps (mine came with the salad kit. If you don’t have pita crisps you can use nuts or wonton strips if you have them…that’s if you need a crunchy element)



Thoroughly wash and cut your desired amount of bell peppers, onion, grape tomatoes, cucumber, and cilantro. TIP: Roll your cilantro into a cylinder shape and use clean kitchen scissors to cut your cilantro…or rip it like I did (lol)

Also, my bell peppers and onions are cooked. I used them earlier to dress my chicken sausages so you have the option to cook them or use them raw. It is up to you! Here is a link to my bell peppers + onions Bricipe: https://briwholistically.com/2020/06/14/roasted-peppers-onions/


Drain your tuna 

Put the tuna into a bowl large enough for you to mix it up

Add your desired seasonings. I used black pepper, Himalayan salt, garlic powder, onion powder, old bay, crushed red pepper, paprika, and lemon juice

Mix up your tuna, breaking down any large chunks


Heat your rice in the microwave for 90 seconds following the instructions on the packet

Assembling your bowl:

Using a bowl large enough for you to mix up your bowl

Pour your salad into your bowl, evenly spread it to cover the bottom of the bowl

Place your rice on top of the salad

Place your washed and prepped vegetables on top of the rice

Add your tuna on top of your vegetables

Add your cilantro

Add your pita crisps or crunchy element

Drizzle on your desired amount of dressing

Take a pic for the gram and tag @bazeyyy @briwholistically


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