Happy Friday!!! Thursday night was fend for yourself night, and I was craving Chipotle. I love Chipotle but oddly enough no one in my family likes it, which I think is crazy!! So out of pure laziness, I didn’t want to drive there, so I decided to create my own Chipotle Bowl for dinner.
I made this bowl a couple of weeks ago and just loved it and I had to re-make it again to share it with you. Remember back a few weeks ago when I did my freezer cooking? If you recall I froze a batch of roasted sweet potatoes, corn and black beans. One of the best freezer batches I’ve ever done! I used my freezer goodies to make this salad/bowl.
This bowl literary took about 3 minutes to make. I popped my whole freezer bowl in the microwave for 3 minutes and it was heated perfectly. While it cooked I chopped up my lettuce and tomatoes. Once my bean mixture was done I placed a little bit of it on top of my lettuce, added some cooked chicken, salsa and greek yogurt and it was ready for me to eat it!
I just love quick night dinners! Than it gives me time to work on my blog and just chill for the evening. This bowl is just loaded with flavor everywhere. When I roasted my sweet potatoes I used cinnamon, salt and Cayenne pepper for a kick of heat. I used my favorite salsa to give it more flavor and topped it with Greek yogurt to cool off the heat from the salsa and to make it creamy. I have to say I like my bowl better than Chipotle’s because it has more flavor in it, less greasy and I was able to know how many calories I was actually consuming.
I figured out the calories the best I could since I used a medley of vegetables, but I am pretty sure I am pretty close to being on. I wish I figured the calories before I froze my batch of veggies. Next time I will! If you like Tex Mex food, you should really freeze a batch of corn, black beans and sweet potatoes. The combination is just wonderful. As I’m writing this I realize the only thing missing in this bowl is an avocado. I just thought of that now. Darn it!!
Do you like Chipotle Restaurant? I love it, but I do try to stay away. I really love the Fajita Burritos, but the calories of the burrito is through the roof! The calories for just the flour tortilla shell is 290 calories. I don’t even get much on it, just chicken, fajita vegetables, lettuce and salsa and I’m looking at 540 calories and 16 grams of fat! So I skip the shell and I get my bowl with black beans added and I’m at 370 calories and 8 grams of fat, much better and not to bad for a dinner! Now the chips are a whole other story! The chips with medium salsa is 585 calories. Ahhhh!!! But ohhhh, how I do love their chips! They taste like there’s lime on them and so much salt. Why does good food have to be so high in calories? Now every now and again, I’ll order my burrito and chips, but only as a treat. I do, really believe you shouldn’t stop eating what you love, you just have to do it in moderation. So if I’m going to be good all day, than I’ll get a burrito, if I’m bad I’ll get the bowl. So what do you order at Chipotle???
- Serves: 1 Bowl
- Serving size: 1 Bowl
- 2 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
- ½ cup tomatoes, diced
- ¼ cup black beans
- ¼ cup corn
- ⅓ cup sweet potato, cooked
- 2 oz chicken, cooked
- 2 tbsp. salsa
- 2 Tbsp. greek yogurt
- 2 tortilla chips, broken up
- In a microwave safe bowl add beans, corn and sweet potato and microwave for about 1 minute or until warmed.
- In a bowl add the lettuce, tomatoes, chicken, black beans, corn and sweet potato. Top with salsa, greek yogurt and chips.
I would love to chat more, but it took me almost 3 hours to write this post. It seems I am having computer issues. While I was writing this I had to contact my host server and I was informed they may not be able to handle my blog anymore. Oh no!! I downloaded an optimizer plug-in so I’m hoping that will help. So I am cutting this short, since I can’t down load anymore pictures. Forgive me on this one!
Have a great Friday and wish me luck with my computer issues. I hate these kind of problems!
See you tomorrow!