For me, there's nothing much easier to cook than a pound of ground organic chicken or turkey (mmm that sounded sexy.... oye). Anyway, it's fast, flavorful, healthy, and completely versatile. Lately, I've been creating a variety of rice and quinoa bowls that are full of flavor, protein, and veggies. Since I usually work out at night, these bowls are super satisfying because they are packed with so many nutrients and the complete package of carbs/proteins/fats. As an added bonus, they will please the guys in your life, too. Bowls = can add as much to it as they want.
Alright, let's get to the recipe, shall we?
I've been wanting to make cauliflower rice for a while now, but, who has time for that at 8pm when you're just trying to make a fast and healthy dinner? When I found out that Trader Joes sells pre-made frozen cauliflower rice, I basically ran to my closest location and grabbed three bags.
So, what I'm getting at is this meal isn't even made with quinoa or rice. It's essentially carb free if you're into that. (I'm SO NOT into that, I LOVE carbs, but, I do try to balance my meals so for example, if I go carb heavy during the day, I like to lighten it up at night)
Moving on... Cook up your ground meat with taco seasoning
Heat the cauliflower rice according to the instructions. It only takes a few minutes and I added some frozen corn to the mix for some extra flavor. (The "rice" is good! It just needs some salt and maybe a little evoo.)
Cut desired veggies. Peppers, tomatoes, and avocados are my go-tos.
And then, build those bowls! (See that heat coming off those bowls?!)
I layered baby spinach on the bottom and immediately topped it with the cauliflower rice and taco chicken. The heat will make the spinach wilty so that it mixes in quite nicely with the rest of the bowl. Next, top with desired veggies and give it a couple squeezes of hot sauce or lime juice for good measure.
Grab a fork and dig in! This meal has protein, fiber, healthy fats, little carb (from the corn), vitamin c, bs, a, antioxidants and more. Let me know if you have any questions and enjoy! Have a GREAT Thursday. xo