Burrito bowls are a great recipe to use up a ton of awesome and healthy pantry staples if you're on a weight loss journey or healthy lifestyle. Corn, black beans, and cauliflower rice are so low in points and will help keep you full for hours depending on if you're on the purple plan, green, or blue plan. Great for meal prepping as well.
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Ingredients for Burrito Bowls (Zero Point Options)
Chicken - When the weather is nice out grill your chicken breasts! I'll season my chicken breasts with fajita seasoning and cook them on the grill. The taste of grilled chicken is way better and doing it this way instead of using ground chicken actually reminds me of a real burrito bowl that you'd get at say like Chipotle or Moe's. Use cooking spray instead of oil to cook your chicken. Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
Ground Chicken - My original recipe below calls for ground chicken. I prefer these burrito bowls using grilled chicken breasts but ground chicken is just another option to do if you ever want to change it up. 99% fat-free turkey can also be used.
Black Beans - I try to eat low sodium foods so I always look for less sodium canned black beans. Same goes with canned corn.
Corn - This is a fun topping to put on burrito bowls in the Sumemetime. People with smokers can try my Easy Smoked Corn on the Cob
Green Onions - optional
Kraft Fat-Free cheese - ¼ cup of fat-free cheese is 0 points. Anything beyond that amount is more.
Plain Greek yogurt - Greek yogurt is a great substitute for sour cream and it is zero points!
Other Optional Toppings
Rice - I do not like anything cauliflower but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE rice. Rice is awesome but if you like cauliflower rice feel free to use it. I'm not stopping you! Different types of rice will be different points. I always cook a batch of whatever I have on hand and measure out ½ cup. Then I start piling on the other ingredients.
Long grain white rice: ½ cup for 3 points
Minute Rice White, Instant Rice, Premium Long Grain: 1 cup for 5 points
Brown Instant Rice: ½ cup for 5 points
You have to try this with The Best Damn Guacamole Ever.
Proteins: If you are not into zero point foods like ground chicken you can sub a lean ground beef, pork, or air fryer steak. - You will have to check the smartpoints for these on their app.
How do you meal prep Burrito Bowls?
Burrito bowls are super simple to meal prep! On a Sunday or whenever you prefer to meal prep, cook your protein and rice. Let the chicken and rice cool down and place all the ingredients minus the avocado in a glass meal prep container. They have those little 1 oz containers you can buy at the store and you can use those for the cheese, greek yogurt, and avocado.
You sure can if you like cauliflower! I am not a fan of it so that is why I used rice. I tried cauliflower quite a few times and it's just not my thing. I'd rather save my points for real rice. 🙂
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Burrito bowls are a great recipe to use up a ton of awesome and healthy pantry staples if you're on a weight loss journey or healthy lifestyle.
- 1 ½ pounds of chicken - ground (98% fat-free)
- 1 packet of Mrs. Dash low sodium taco seasoning or any taco seasoning packet
- 1 15 oz can of black beans
- 1 15 oz can of corn
- 4 roma tomatoes, chopped
- 1 bunch of scallions, chopped
- 6 tablespoons or more of Fat Free Salsa or Pico De Gallo
- 12 tablespoons of Fat Free Cheddar Cheese
- Rice of choice cooked, see notes above
- 6 dollops or tablespoons of Greek Yogurt ( optional)
- In a non stick skillet cook the chicken until brown and no longer pink. Add the taco seasoning packet and ¾ cup of water. Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes and remove from heat.
- Gather or prep all the ingredients while the ground chicken is cooking. Open the can of black beans and corn. Dice the tomatoes and green onion.
- In a medium sauce pan add 1 cup of Instant Rice and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and remove from heat and cover until all the water is absorbed.
- Now it's time to make the burrito bowls. Add ½ cup of rice to a bowl and then top with all the ingredients you just prepared. Enjoy.
My WW Personal Points: 3 Click here to see in recipe builder (will have to log in)
# of servings is listed as yields underneath the recipe name
- Category: Easy
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 355
- Sugar: 5g
- Sodium: 372mg
- Fat: 9g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Unsaturated Fat: 1g
- Carbohydrates: 60g
- Fiber: 5g
- Protein: 25g
Keywords: burrito bowls
Disclaimer: Please do not use the nutrition info in the recipe to figure out the points. It has zero-point foods included in the data. The recipe builder will be more accurate.