Lazy Burrito Bowls

Sometimes I’m lazy.  So lazy that just the thought of what to make for dinner leaves me feeling exhausted.🙈 Please tell me I’m not the only one who feels like this sometimes! 😬 A few days ago I was in that state, but since I have 3 other people to feed (who are ALWAYS looking for food), I had to pull it together.

Sometimes when I’m looking for inspiration I open the fridge door and I stare.  I look each shelf up and down, then I open the freezer door and stare some more, at least I feel like I’ve covered all my options.  This time after all my staring I fell back on one of my quick and easy (lazy🤗) go-to’s, Burrito Bowls 💡

The best thing about burrito bowls is that you can chop up almost any veggie you have in the fridge. For protein you can use ground meat, chicken, beef, or fish, anything you have on hand, or vegetarian is great too. For complex carb you can use rice, quinoa, or any kind of bean, seriously what ever!fullsizeoutput_240 You basically just layer everything that you want into your bowl, and then sauce it up however you like. But – remember the tip I gave you from the “So Lets Talk About Abs…” post.  Watch your sauces because you could be adding hundreds of extra calories onto your plate without really realizing.  Many sauces & dressing contain a lot of sugar, often (especially) if they are “Low Fat” or “Fat Free,” so watch for that. Fats aren’t a bad thing, but you need to look at what you already have on your plate.

If it’s a “lean” plate with lots of fresh veggies and lean protein, then having a higher fat dressing (in moderation) is great. Say you add some avocado, some cheese, or maybe you chose a protein that’s a little fattier, you should probably go lighter on the higher fat/calorie dressing, or choose something lower cal. fullsizeoutput_237.jpeg

There isn’t much to this recipe so I will share what we put in our bowls 🙂

Lazy Burrito Bowls

Veggies:

  • Romain Lettuce
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Radish
  • Jalapeños
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro

Protein:

  • Chicken (I used light and dark meat) …I bought a whole roaster chicken from Whole Foods 🙂

Carbohydrate:

  • Wild Rice
  • Black Beans
  • Tortilla chips (sometimes we like to crush a few chips up to add a little crunch)

Extras & Sauces:

  • Goats Feta
  • Franks
  • Salsa
  • Ranch dressing (yogurt base) or Primal Kitchen Ranch (higher fat)

When I make up these bowls I like to put everything in separate dishes so everyone can grab what they want. It’s so easy that my little guys can get involved with make their own bowl 🤗 I’m not sure how much more lazy I can get!

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Enjoy! The best part is that these bowls are really delicious. I hope that you will give this a try (whether you are feeling lazy or not 🙂

Happy Thursday!

Let me know what you think!