I have missed you! Sorry that I have been a little MIA lately - between some technical difficulties last week and the hectic schedule that comes along with a new job, I didn't manage to get a post up last week so thank-you to all of my loyal readers for your patience!
I hope everyone is having a happy healthy week so far and is taking a little 'me' time this summer to focus on your goals and get set-up for success! I have been working with so many new clients lately through the Whitty Nutrition 4 Sessions to Success Program that it has been easy to stay motivated lately as I see the benefits gained from a little nutrition knowledge, some easy planning tips, and a no-nonsense approach to nutritious eating and a healthy lifestyle. Small changes equal a big difference in how you look, feel, and your ability to handle any situation! One of the best things you can do to stay healthy is ask for help when you need it - and we all need help sometimes. In my case, the help I needed this week came in the form of a wonderful guest post written by my sister about a recipe she created this week.
My sister and I often enjoy very different foods and I am always encouraging her to try new things and challenge her tastebuds. A self-proclaimed 'picky eater' my sister, Kirby (yes that's her real name) has definitely made some huge strides in her repertoire of recipes and the variety of foods she now enjoys. She's even taken a tip from one of my books and used inspiration from eating out at a restaurant to create her own nutritious homemade version of a recipe! We hope you enjoy these Easy Burritos in a Bowl! Thanks Kirb :)
"As someone who doesn't love cooking meat, is a pretty picky eater, and often runs short on time, I regularly look for easy ways to get more veggies and protein into my diet to stay healthy. I like to cook meals that have a healthy dose of protein as well as some fibre in order to fill up and curb my urge to snack later in the evening. I often like to snack on items that aren’t very nutritious, so when I came across burritos in a bowl at a local Mexican restaurant and LOVED them, I decided I needed to try and recreate them at home.
This recipe is easy and quick so it is great for those who are in a time crunch. It also gives you leftovers as a great option for nutritious lunches for work. The foundation of this recipe is beans and rice so you can easily add to or adapt this recipe as you wish. You can also make this recipe in bigger or smaller portions so it is also great for those who live alone or who have a big family to feed. These burritos in a bowl could be served with some healthy chips, in a whole wheat wrap, or simply on it’s own!
1 small chicken breast per person (optional) – (remember the size of a deck of cards or the palm of your hand counts as 1 serving of meat)
1 tbsp. vegetable or canola oil (optional)
1 package of rice (brand or flavour of choice) OR 1 cup of cooked rice
1 can of beans in tomato sauce
1 cup of frozen corn
1 green pepper, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1/4 cup of cheese (optional)
Other Options: You could add other vegetables like celery, peas, or carrots. Other seasonings could also be used to add more flavor. Mrs. Dash has salt free seasonings that taste great!
1. Chicken: Cut chicken breast into strips and fry in a bit of oil in a pan.
2. Rice: While preparing the chicken (if you've chosen to include chicken), make rice as instructed on the package.
3. Beans: Heat beans in microwave (approximately 2 minutes) or on the stove until warmed in a small casserole dish.
4. Corn and Peppers: Sauté the corn and peppers in a frying pan until lightly browned.
5. Burrito in a Bowl: Mix chicken, rice, beans, and corn and pepper mixture together in the casserole dish using a spoon. Top with cheese if desired. Makes 3-4 servings. Serve and enjoy!"
Don't these sound great? I know my husband will love them so I will definitely have to whip some up in the Whitty Nutrition kitchen sometime soon! Don't forget you can see this and other Whitty Nutrition recipes under the Recipes tab above!
Thanks again Kirby for sharing your creation! Share with us in the comments section down below - Do you ever try to recreate recipes you've eaten while out at restaurants? Which ones turned out great? Which ones not so much?
We love hearing from you! Happy Monday Everyone!