Healthy Recipe: Versatile Un-Burrito Bowl

I love Chipotle. Its delicious, and for fast-food, it’s not too bad for you. But, it’s still got more salt, unneeded fat, and calories than you need, and skimps on the nutrients.

My favorite thing about this recipe, is that you can add whatever protein you want to it. I’ve done it with 3 oz of sautéed salmon, and with shredded crock-pot chicken. You could use black or red beans, shrimp, steak, tofu, or just add more veggies; choose whatever protein you have in your house, or try something new!

Versatile Un-Burrito Bowl
Serves 1 (Nutrition based on using 3 oz of salmon)
Calories: 489 kCal
Fat: 20g
Carbs: 59g
Dietary Fiber: 21g
Protein: 25g

1/3 cup sweet peppers, cut into fine strips
1/4 cup onion, cut into fine strips
5 Brussels sprouts, diced
1/3 cup corn
1/2 cup whole grain rice mix (Engine 2 Ancient Grains mix or Trader Joe’s Rice Medley are my favorites)
1/2 small avocado, diced
1/2 cup salsa
2 tbsp dry-grated pecorino Romano
1/2 cup baby spinach
3-4 oz of protein
Sea salt, as needed


1) Coat small sauté pan with cooking spray (preferably olive or coconut oil), add peppers, onions, corn, and Brussels sprouts, then sprinkle sea salt, as desired. Sauté until they start to caramelize (5-7 minutes)

2) Cook or heat rice or protein, and add to bowl with spinach.

3) Add sautéed vegetables to bowl. Cover with diced avocado, salsa, and Pecorino. Then enjoy!

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