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What is better than a build-your-own burrito bowl that is healthier and cheaper than Chipotle?! Answer: not many things.
Unfortunately, guac is still extra... But the price of avocados does not stop me from piling it onto this bowl of goodness.
This is my take on a burrito bowl that is layered with black bean and lime cauliflower rice, steamed broccoli, seasoned turkey and mushrooms, and then alllll the toppings of course. There are so many different variations you can play around with to create the burrito bowl of YOUR dreams, and you can use my version as inspiration.
I recommend storing the rice, broccoli, meat and toppings separately in the fridge so you can build the bowl fresh each time. This also allows you to change portion sizes depending on the day or meal you make it for!
Serving size: 4
1 bag of frozen cauliflower rice (about 4 cups)
1 can of low-sodium black beans
2 heads of broccoli
1/2 red onion
1 tbsp olive oil
1 small container of cremini mushrooms
1 lb of ground turkey (93% or 99% lean)
Paprika, cumin, garlic powder, cayenne, red pepper flakes, S&P
Plain greek yogurt
Steam the bag of cauliflower in the microwave according to bag's directions. Drain and rinse the can of black beans. Once steamed, combine the cauliflower and beans in a bowl, add a generous portion of salt and pepper, and squeeze the juice from two limes into the bowl. Set aside.
Chop the two heads of broccoli, add to a bowl with 1/4 cup of water, cover with paper towel and steam in the microwave for 4 minutes.
In a sauté pan on medium heat, add olive oil, chopped red onion and chopped mushrooms.
(TIP: Adding mushrooms to a meat mixture creates more bulk/servings without the added calories and with the added vitamins and umami flavoring!)
Once onions are translucent, add ground turkey to pan. Once meat is browned, add 2 tbsp of water and all the seasonings to the pan. Stir well so that the seasonings are evenly spread. Cook for another 2 minutes.
Now it's time to layer your bowl!
Start with a big scoop (very precise, I know) of the "rice", then add 1/2 cup of broccoli, 1/4 of the turkey mixture, 1/3 sliced avocado, 2 tbsp salsa, 2 tbsp plain greek yogurt. Sprinkle some more salt, pepper and red pepper flakes on top. And waaalaahhh!
Other great toppings: cilantro, chopped red onion, reduced-fat cheese, shredded lettuce, cherry tomatoes, Sriracha.
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