Clean Eating Burrito Bowl -- Easy, healthy, quick!!
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Everyone loves Mexican food!

Unfortunately, most of the stuff we run to the restaurant for isn’t exactly in keeping with a healthy lifestyle. I took my favorite flavors and threw them together in a bowl, sans tortilla and grease.

Packed with veggies, protein, and plenty of spice; this burrito bowl is definitely a winner.

Quick & Healthy Burrito Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Brown or Long Grain Rice
  • 1 Chicken Breast
  • 2 tbsp Taco Seasoning (or 1 Package Taco Seasoning Mix – I recommend Trader Joe’s.*)
  • 1 Can of Black Beans, Drained and Rinsed
  • 1 Handful Green Leaf Lettuce or Spinach, Shredded
  • Corn Salsa (See HowSweetItIs for an AMAZING recipe)
  • Guacamole, either homemade or healthy store bought
  • Shredded Cheddar, Mozzarella, or Parm
  • Greek Yogurt (optional sour cream replacement)
Ingredients: sea salt, cumin, cayenne pepper, paprika, onion, garlic, black pepper, red bell pepper, oregano, chili pepper, and smoked paprika.

Instructions

  • Cook rice according to directions on the box or package. Add 1 tsp taco seasoning for extra spice. (optional)
  • Meanwhile, rub your chicken breast with remaining taco seasoning. Grill outside, on your countertop grill, or simply sauté on the stove top. When finished, cube the chicken.
  • Assemble your bowl starting with rice first. Add black beans, cubed chicken, shredded lettuce or spinach, corn salsa, guacamole, and sprinkle the top with shredded cheddar. Need a sour cream fix? Try a dollop of greek yogurt instead.
  • Voila, you are done! Enjoy.
  • Leftovers can be saved in separate containers for up to 1 week. Tip: Meal prep burrito bowls for lunch.

15 Comments on Clean Eating Burrito Bowl

  1. JackieO
    July 24, 2013 at 10:32 pm (4 years ago)

    This sounds so delicious and super easy. I’ll be making this tomorrow night for dinner. Please tell me for how many servings is this recipe.

    Thank you for sharing!!!!

    Reply
    • Toned and Fit
      July 25, 2013 at 1:19 pm (4 years ago)

      Jackie,

      I am not entirely sure on servings (I tend to make a lot and store all the leftovers — easy peeasy meal prep!)

      In terms of chicken breast. I would say 1/2 chicken breast per person. So if you’re feeding 4 people, I would recommend using 2-3 chicken breasts, 2 cans of beans, and the full box of rice.

      Hope that helps!

      Reply
  2. Yvearl
    February 24, 2014 at 2:20 pm (4 years ago)

    This concept is so awesome!! I had the chipotle chicken bowl at Chili’s the other day and it was unbelievably tasty and mostly healthy. I wanted to recreate it at home, so thanks for the recipe!

    Reply
    • Toned & Fit
      February 24, 2014 at 3:21 pm (4 years ago)

      Yvearl,

      That is exactly where this idea came from! I’ve even tracked down the recipe for Chipotle corn salsa because I adore it so much. Chipotle is my go-to “fast food” but I’m always down to make bigger, healthier versions at home. I hope you like it. 🙂

      Reply
  3. Erica
    April 16, 2014 at 8:51 pm (4 years ago)

    This sounds so delicious! I can’t wait to try it! I had something similar at Taco Bueno awhile ago and wanted to try to recreate it at home since I’m trying to to eat out much anymore, and this sounds perfect! Thanks!

    Reply
    • Toned & Fit
      April 18, 2014 at 10:29 am (4 years ago)

      Erica,

      No worries – Totally easy, totally delish! Let me know how you like it. 🙂

      Reply
  4. Strength and Sunshine
    May 5, 2014 at 6:48 pm (3 years ago)

    Mexican bowls are the best! I love making all random dinner bowls, but Mexican themed are always some of my favorites!

    Reply
  5. sarahlou90
    June 7, 2014 at 5:54 pm (3 years ago)

    Tried this last night! Amazing. Hubby didn’t think it would fill him enough but it was more than enough! W

    Reply
  6. sarahlou90
    June 7, 2014 at 5:57 pm (3 years ago)

    Silly computer – We used one chicken breast for 2 people, we live in Australia so we don’t have black beans. We used red kidney beans and cooked them a little bit until they had a crispy skin on them and it was amazing! Can’t wait to have it again!

    Reply
    • Toned & Fit
      June 8, 2014 at 3:52 pm (3 years ago)

      So glad you liked it! It’s definitely one of my favorites. 🙂

      Reply
  7. Jacquie
    June 28, 2014 at 6:39 pm (3 years ago)

    This looks so great! I can’t wait to make it at home! Thanks 😉

    Reply

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