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.
Since chicken is now 0 on the plan, I’ll tell you how these burrito bowls came to be 3 smart points.
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. (0 smart points)
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. (0 smart points)
Black Beans – I try to eat low sodium foods so I always look for less sodium canned black beans. Same goes with canned corn. (0 smart points)
Corn – Use fresh or frozen! (0 smart points)
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. (0 smart points)
Green Onions – (0 smart points)
Kraft Fat-Free cheese – 1/4 cup of fat-free cheese is 0 points. Anything beyond that amount is more. (0 smart points)
Plain Greek yogurt – Greek yogurt is a great substitute for sour cream and it is zero points! (0 smartpoints)
1/2 cup of 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! (3 smart points for 1/2 cup)
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. 🙂
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Weight Watchers Burrito Bowls 3 Smart Points
- 1 1/2 pounds of chicken – ground (99% 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
- Fat Free Salsa
- Fat Free Cheddar Cheese
- 1 cup of Instant Rice – cooked
- 1 dollop 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.
Freestyle SmartPoints: 3
1 serving = 1/2 cup rice + all the rest of the 0 smart point ingredients
Makes 5 servings
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.