As the weather warms up, we’re all looking for light meals that will fill us up. Though there’s no shortage of salad recipes, greens can get monotonous and there’s not much variety when it comes to flavor. This healthy burrito bowl will pick you up out of your salad rut and add a bit of spice to your repertoire of healthy recipes. Not only is it easy, filling, and flavorful, but it’s only 360 calories per serving and a good source of protein, iron, and fiber. This burrito bowl recipe is a great way to satisfy your Mexican food cravings. Plus, it’s super quick to make with some easy meal prep on the weekend.
¼ cup of quinoa (dry)
½ cup water
1 cup of greens of your choice (kale, lettuce, arugula or spinach)
¼ cup of black beans (we used canned)
¼ cup of corn kernels (we used canned)
⅓ small avocado
2 tbsp salsa (we used Trader Joe’s Mild Pico De Gallo)
1 oz Feta cheese (optional, only 70 calories)
½ tsp olive oil
Salt, pepper, and hot sauce if desired
Start off by rinsing, then cooking your quinoa. (Not sure how to make quinoa? No problem–we’ve got a full guide here.)
While your quinoa’s resting, add your greens to a bowl and slice your avocado. You could technically assemble the rest of your salad–it all ends up in the same place anyway–but we recommend positioning the cooked quinoa directly on top of the greens, because (a) its weight will compress them, making it easier to add all ingredients to the bowl and (b) the quinoa will be drizzled with salsa, allowing it to absorb the flavor.
When your quinoa is done cooking, add it on top of your greens. Then, add your black beans, corn kernels, sliced avocados, and salsa. Next, sprinkle with feta and cilantro (if you’re a fan of those ingredients, of course). Then drizzle with olive oil, and add a dash of salt and pepper to tie all the pieces together. If you can take the heat, add a splash of hot sauce.
Mix it all together, and you’re ready to feast.
Makes one serving.
Per serving: 360 calories, 12 g protein, 50 g carbohydrate, 16 g fat, 9 g fiber
|Vitamin/Mineral||Amount||Percent Daily Value|
|Vitamin C||200 mg||20|