Build your own healthy Tex-Mex meal with deconstructed chicken burritos in bowls. ~ by Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD
A healthy yet tasty dinner that can please every family member? These Naked Chicken Burrito Bowls are pretty darn close to fitting this challenging criteria.
This Tex-Mex dinner delight comes from Debbi over at Debbi Does Dinner Healthy & Low Calorie, who I was assigned to this month for the Secret Recipe Club. After a few months off, it’s great fun to be posting again on SRC reveal day and it was extra special getting assigned to Debbi, the lovely leader of SRC Group C.
What I like about Debbi’s blog and her recipes is there’s no fuss involved AND they all clock in at around 500 calories – something this dietitian can get behind.
I also like how she made her own taco seasoning vs. buying the prepackaged stuff for this recipe. And the 3-ingredient cilantro lime rice is a great side dish to make any time. These days, I’m loving both basmati brown rice and jasmine brown rice. (I get them at Trader Joe’s.) Both are terrific options if you want to try to eat more whole grains but regular brown rice just doesn’t do it for you. (You could also do half white rice and half brown rice at first to slowly up your whole grain intake.)
Besides the healthy ingredients, I love that this is basically a customized dinner recipe. Vegetarians can add more beans; or you could cook up some shrimp or tilapia to make seafood burrito bowls instead. The variations are almost endless. I served it with corn tortillas one night and ate it over romaine lettuce the next day as a salad.
Seriously, double this recipe when making it because the leftovers could be made into a new lunch/dinner combo each consecutive day (until they are gone!)
Do you like Tex-Mex food? Do you cook at home much?