Dial back on grains, and scale up on lean protein and fresh produce. Too often, popular "rice bowls" lean heavily on carbs -- as much as 1 cup of rice in a serving. But just a few tweaks help these dishes strike a better balance.
Snap out of your store-bought hummus rut with this delicious twist on the protein-rich staple. Any variety of sweet pepper -- such as bell, pimento, or cubanelle -- will work. Giving the peppers and beans a quick puree yields a lovely buttery texture.