Burrito bowls are an easy way to incorporate MyPlate into your family’s meal time. By making your own at home, instead of picking up takeout, you’ll save money and be able to control the amount of added salt, sugar, and fat in your meal. Plus, the flavor combinations are endless!
Start 1. Let’s start with 1/2 cup of your favorite quinoa grains. We like bronw rice of quinoa!
Step 2. Next, we’ll add about 1/2 cup of leafy greens such as romaine lettuce, spinach, or kale.
Step 3. To complete the base for our burrito, we’ll add some protein to help keep us full. Choose 1/4 cup of your favorite plant-based or lean animal protein, such as black or pinto beans, shredded chicken, or ground beef.
Step 4. Time to start adding some colorful toppings! Add 1/2 cup of your favorite vegetables. The more colors, the better! Some of our favorites include sautéed bell peppers and onions, corn, diced tomato, and chopped cilantro.
Step 5. Let’s add 2 Tablespoons of healthy fats such as queso fresco or sliced avocado. These are important nutrients for our bodies and brain health.
Step 6. Our last ingredients to really bring together all of the flavors is a cilantro-lime vinaigrette. You can make this by combining 2 limes, 1/2 cup olive oil, 2 cups cilantro, 4 cloves garlic, and 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt in a blender. Blend until smooth and add 2 Tablespoons to your bowl. If you’re in the mood for some spice, you can use salsa as a dressing instead.
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