These lower carbs chicken burrito bowls can be made quickly – especially if you’re using pre-cooked chicken! Healthy, delicious and great for leftovers the next day.
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We’re heading into a new week, which includes another meal plan. This week, we’re trying to cut back on carbs and over the top snacking. The nice thing about our meal planning is lunch tends to be planned out too – we cook enough for leftovers, and everything goes into food storage containers as soon as dinner is over.
A few weeks ago, I tried riced cauliflower. I was pretty skeptical at first, but when I tried it I was totally on board. Now I’m curious where else I can cut carbs. But for this week, I’ll settle for cutting the rice out of my burrito bowl. Oh and swapping vending machine snacks for fruit.
I’ve mentioned burrito bowls in past meal planning posts, but I’ve never shared what we put in the bowl! My husband once ordered a burrito bowl from a restaurant near my office – and we started making our own the following week. They are so good, and just as great the day after for lunch.
Ingredients for Chicken Burrito Bowls
1.5 pounds of chicken, diced
Taco or fajita seasoning (we switch this up every time we cook this recipe)
Black beans, drained
Avocado or guacamole
How to make:
Cook your chicken in a skillet until it’s almost cooked through, and add the seasoning to finish the cooking. In a small pan, warm the black beans. Heat the riced cauliflower. And then arrange.
Riced cauliflower goes into your bowl first, followed by the black beans and then the chicken. Add avocado slices (or guacamole) to the top – and ENJOY!
Depending on the amount of chicken you cook, you could have more than 4 servings. We always have 2 servings leftover and use the Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE containers for leftovers. The containers are leak-proof, which is great for my work bag.
I use these containers for snacks too. I mentioned I’m trying to cut back on the carb-y snacks, so this week I’ve purchased a LOT of fruit and I’ve cut everything and put them in containers for easy access in the evenings. I have no desire to cut watermelon on Tuesday night when I have a dozen things happening. Also, both kids love strawberries, and if I don’t have things cut up RIGHT NOW, heads explode (or my daughter thinks she’s starving.) The Rubbermaid containers are air tight and perfect for snacks – or meal prep.
See how pretty everything is? And how easy it is to see the food since the containers are so crystal clear? Also, how impressed are you by how easily the containers stack?
I’m also a fan of how air tight everything gets – so food lasts longer. When you press down on the lid, you can hear the air being pushed out. (I even shot a quick video.)
Other chicken recipes to try:
- Weight Watchers-friendly Greek Chicken Sandwiches
- Healthy and Quick One Pan Orange Garlic Chicken Recipe
- Simple Tomato Juice Baked Chicken
- Slow cooker rotisserie chicken
- How to pre-cook chicken (and additional chicken recipes)
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