lunchbox life: burrito bowls


Whoops!  It’s Wednesday and I’m just now posting my lunches for the week.  This week’s lunch is super simple, yet very healthful, complete, and will keep you full throughout the afternoon.  Imagine you’re in Moe’s (or if you’re a Maconite, the superior Caliente’s) and you order a burrito bowl (basically everything except the tortilla).  Now imagine it’s just as tasty, but much better for you.  Here you go!

Burrito Bowls

1 lb. ground turkey

1/2 onion, thinly sliced

1/2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 pkg. Trader Joe’s taco seasoning (all natural and very tasty)

1 zucchini, diced

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 carrot, diced

1 pkg. mushrooms, sliced

1 14 oz. can pinto beans

1 cup reduced fat Mexican cheese

Saute the onion and olive oil for about about 4 minutes on medium-high heat.  Add the ground turkey and taco seasoning and cook until turkey is done.  Next, add the veggies, stir to combine, and cover for about five minutes.  Take off the cover, stir again, then stir in the beans.  Turn off the heat, divide into bowl, and top each bowl with about 1/4 cup cheese.


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