Burrito bowls use up a ton of awesome and healthy pantry staples. Corn, black beans, and rice and are so low in points and will help keep you full for hours. Great for meal prepping as well.
Hey everyone who actually reads these blog posts. If you want to see how these burrito bowls are made, check out my youtube channel. I posted a whole entire video on What I Ate in a Day on the new Weight Watchers Freestyle Program. I’ve got so many recipe ideas running through my head for low smart point recipes and can’t all post them in a day. I really like this new program. It makes me eat healthier and you could eat 0 smart points for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if you wanted or switch it up however you want. I am pretty terrible when it comes to snacking and need to get it under control somehow.
Post updated on 1/17/2020. myWW Green plan has different zero point foods now so points will not all be zero. I use the recipe builder to calculate the points for this recipe. If you calculate something completely different you might be using a different type of protein or rice. The nutrition calculator in the WW app does not calculate zero point foods correctly.
Ingredients for Burrito Bowls
Chicken – When the weather isn’t shitty 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.
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 – Use fresh or frozen!
Tomatoes – I prefer Roma or sometimes I’ll make a quick pico de gallo. Homemade pico is zero points which normally consists of chopped tomatoes, onion, pepper, and cilantro.
Green Onions – optional
Kraft Fat-Free cheese – 1/4 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!
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 1/2 cup. Then I start piling on the other ingredients.
Long grain white rice: 1/2 cup for 3 points
Minute Rice White, Instant Rice, Premium Long Grain: 1 cup for 5 points
Brown Instant Rice: 1/2 cup for 5 points
Avocado – You can top your bowls with avocados and this varies due to the weight of your avocado. I weigh my avocados by oz and 1 oz is 1 smart point.
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.
Can I sub cauliflower rice to make it zero points?
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. 🙂
Tools used for this PostPrint
- 1 1/2 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 3/4 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 1/2 cup of rice to a bowl and then top with all the ingredients you just prepared. Enjoy.
myWW points: blue: 1; green: 6; purple: 1 (does not include rice)
Points are calculated with the WW recipe builder app and not using the nutrition info.
# of servings is listed as yields underneath the recipe name
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 355
- Sugar: 5g
- 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.