Quinoa Burrito Bowls – Healthy, homemade burrito bowls packed with quinoa, beans, tomatoes, and avocado. Protein and fiber never tasted THIS good!
Happy Sunday, friends! Can you believe it? It’s AUGUST! Back-to-school thoughts and discussions are swirling around, and parents couldn’t be (secretly) happier!
Hey! I know, girrrrl. I loooooove my kids, too, but dang! I have no idea what to do with them anymore!!
Our daily convo:
“Mooooom, I’m bored!” (are they all programmed to say that?!?)
ME: Want to play Barbies with Mama? … okay… how about an iPad, darling … Okay, then, how about another laptop…
Uhm… there’s a brand new swing set in our backyard, too… OR, I’ll play teacher and you will be my student… Okay, what about Netflix!? (and on and on and on…!!)
I mean, geeeeez! Was I this bad, too?!? I don’t remember.
At least I have found the thing I want to eat for the rest of my life; Quinoa Burrito Bowls!
I have this need for recreating popular restaurant dishes at home. It’s a hobby of sorts. From General Tso’s Chicken to Chili’s Margarita Chicken, I have them all covered — including Chipotle’s Burrito Bowls.
However, the one thing I do differently is that I try to lighten up the originals. My thighs don’t necessarily appreciate all those extra carbs and calories, especially in the summer months, thus our little hobby of making copycats healthier is working out quite well for all of us.
In keeping up with my lighter variations, this recipe for homemade burrito bowls is much lower in carbs and calories, and it is packed with protein, fiber and delicious veggies.
Quinoa has established a solid spot in my life, and it is my go-to in recipes that call for rice. The amount of love I have for quinoa is rivaling the love I have for any other food at the moment. That’s major! And it probably has something to do with the fact that this summer I OD’ed on meats and cheeses. But, when in Macedonia, do as the Macedonians. It’s the law.