Burrito Bowl

Mexican food doesn't have to be indulgent, high on calories or fat. Sure, this is not the best cuisine to eat when you are trying to be on a diet, but there are many dishes that can be healthy and altered to your dietary preference.

When the Friday night comes, and you are craving Mexican, you can either go to your local taqueria and order your meal without the cheese, and the sour cream and the salsa and push the chips basket away, or, with knowing what foods to avoid, you can decide to make it at home and enjoy it in no time.

For me, Mexican food is all about the combination of veggies and salsa. Any veg covered in that hot goodness is great for me! Sometimes that is not enough though, and I need some extra dollop or two of sour cream on the side, but I think that's pretty good, if you are not having any appetizer chips or tortillas with the meal. Mexican cuisine can be very healthy when you know which foods to add and those to stay away from. Choose your favourite ingredients and combinations and embrace the cuisine and the flavours.

  • 1 cup of dry rice
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 3 cups iceberg lettuce
  • 1 can black beans
  • sour cream
  • spicy salsa
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cook rice according to the packaging. While the rice is cooking, chop (or tear) the lettuce and cube the avocado (or prepare guacamole) and put aside. Then slice the bell pepper and onion into strips and brown on a hot frying pan. Season to taste. Remove them from the pan and heat the beans. Once the rice is ready, divide it into the bowls and do the same with the prepared ingredients. You can layer them on top of each other, or you can place them side by side, like I did. Squeeze a wedge or two of lime on top, place a generous amount of sour cream and salsa and serve.



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