“Just-Like-Chipotle” Bowl

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I got my sweats on, my hair in a high-bun, and yesterday’s mascara clumped under my eyes. The picture ain’t so pretty here, folks! And of course, just like a bad (but so good) lifetime movie, I always run into someone from high school when I look like dirt.

And Chipotle doesn’t deliver.

Why Chipotle? Why?

Take that, Chipotle! I made my own “bowl” . . . or rather my own “blob” on parchment paper . . . and I know exactly how many calories are in my sloppy, delicious mess!

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

This recipe is high in fiber and protein, which is the power combo that will keep you full & satisfied. This burrito bowl is a good source of iron (brings oxygen to your cells) and calcium (builds strong bones & teeth). To add a small dose of probiotics to your day, try using plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Also consider throwing in a few more vegetables to up the nutrition ante for this meal, like sautéed bell peppers & onions or lettuce/salad greens, or leftover veggies that you have in the fridge. Add a bit of avocado for a little bit of healthy fat.
This recipe is very high in sodium. To reduce the amount of sodium, try using garlic or onion powder, or a squeeze of lime juice for flavor, or consider eliminating the cheese. This recipe is also very high in carbohydrates- if you are an individual with diabetes, consider reducing the total amount of farro to 1/2 cup and increasing the amount of veggies in your recipe.

By Alex Lane MS, RDN/LD

“Just-Like-Chipotle” Bowl

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Servings: 1

Ingredients

1 cup cooked farro
1/4 cup cooked yellow corn
1 tablespoon cooked black beans
2 tablespoons low-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons salsa of choice
1/8 cup 2% shredded mild cheddar cheese
sprinkle of salt
dash of black pepper
optional: 1/4 teaspoon cilantro

Instructions

  1. This recipe is pretty self-explainatory. Simply mix together all your cooked ingredients (faro, yellow corn, black beans)
  2. Add your sour cream and salsa on top.
  3. Throw on the cheddar cheese and sprinkle with some salt and pepper. Enjoy!
This recipe is pretty self-explainatory. Simply mix together all your cooked ingredients (faro, yellow corn, black beans) Add your sour cream and salsa on top. Throw on the cheddar cheese and sprinkle with some salt and pepper. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Per Serving:  Calories: 430; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 7mg; Sodium: 1243mg; Potassium: 119mg; Carbohydrate: 86g; Fiber: 16g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 18g

Nutrition Bonus:   Iron: 27%; Calcium: 12%

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