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Burrito Bowl Recipe & Pictures : Oh the colors!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Hello! Just a short blog today to share my latest tasty meal.

I love it when my meals have a plethora of colors. It makes me feel like I’m eating super healthy when I try and hit every single shade. This dinner has to be the prettiest thing I have ever made!

That would be a burrito bowl inspired by the free one I got to try at Chipotle. Well I guess since it was a buy one – get one free deal, mine was actually half price. But still! Aubrey and I paid and then sat down to eat. And the first thing I realized was how simple a burrito bowl is to make at home. Why would I ever pay so much money for something so simple?

The answer is, of course, to just make it myself!

Even though it took using three burners at once…

… I still say it was pretty simple! Now if I could just convince Aubrey that meat doesn’t have to make an appearance at every meal we could get rid of that pesky back burner….. Okay totally kidding. Since I don’t eat meat it NEVER shows up in our dinner plans, so this was a very rare occurrence for him.

It wasn’t as pretty until I added the majority of the vegetables. They definitely are what makes this dish pretty. I started with a base of chopped romaine lettuce and then added ¾ cup of brown rice and ½ pinto beans.

I thought the blue corn chips (FSTG chips of course) wouldn't quite give the color punch I wanted. So I made pico de gallo and sautéed a bell pepper. Yup, I ate an entire bell pepper in this bowl. It always sounds like a lot to eat an entire bell pepper, but if you think about it, there’s not much to one!

It was delicious, although I think next time I’m going to add some plain Greek yogurt into the mix for some extra protein and creaminess. Mmm

Dessert was a vanilla almond date bar.

I’ve been playing around with my recipe for those for quite awhile now. But I still haven’t perfected them in the way I’d like. So that recipe will have to come later.

What colors do you like to add to your meals?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DNJEN471 3/17/2011 4:47PM

    Wow. Great idea. I have an easy recipie for a brown rice w/ black beans, I'll have to try it on a salad :) Thanks for the idea! Jeff will sometimes just roast red, yellow and green peppers and have those for dinner- we love them :)

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1SGONZALEZ 3/16/2011 1:55PM

  I always enjoy your recipes, thanks for sharing!

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LIVING_FREE 3/15/2011 11:05PM

    Okay, that seriously looked good!!!! =)

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RHALES199 3/15/2011 2:04PM

    man, that DOES look yummy!!!

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MDTWEETY 3/15/2011 8:17AM

    Beautiful burrito bowl! Much prettier than Chipotle's! :) SO funny/ironic that I read this blog just now. There is a Chipotle opening TODAY in my neighborhood. DH and I have been watching its progress (the space used to be a hair salon) for months now. Finally it's opening. Today is the day! LOL.
How did you get a free burrito? I feel like they should do something special today for their grand opening (like free burritos!). :)

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AUBREYINGMAN 3/15/2011 2:48AM

    The burrito bowl was a great idea. We need to do it more often. I will continue to eat meat. I love you.

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CAMELA_55 3/14/2011 9:59PM

    Looks delish!!

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HANNAH_CALM 3/14/2011 5:39PM

    Good for you! Tell us how it is with the Greek yogurt too. Sounds delish!

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MCK0582 3/14/2011 3:47PM

    both the burrito bowl and the date bar look fantastic!

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SWEETSMAMA 3/14/2011 2:54PM

    Wow. That looks fantastic!! emoticon

I love stuff like this - and we have a vegetarian in our household as well, so I love that you can have it both ways! Nice pictures, too. Thanks for sharing - I have just added another dinner to our menu this week, thanks to you!

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