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.
Of course, if you go over the amount of protein, cheese, avocado, and rice used when you figure out points the calories and nutrition will be different. This is just what I use for myself as a guideline to go by because that is all I need. When I measure corn, salsa, and black beans I’ll do a spoon full of each. You might want more than what I use.
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)
# of servings is listed as yields underneath the recipe name
Points calculated using the recipe builder
- 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: I am not affiliated with WW in any way. I am just a member who creates recipes based on their points system. This recipe is based on WW Freestyle program, and SmartPoints are the value system the company bases their foods on. Some recipes will have older points system values listed in them.