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Skinny Burrito Bowls

Skinny Burrito Bowl Recipe 3

Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 348 | Total Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 29 mg | Sodium: 624 mg | Carbohydrates: 57 g | Dietary Fiber: 10 g | Sugars: 6 g | Protein: 20 g


1 cup diced onion

1/2 pound lean ground turkey

1 cup uncooked brown rice (Uncle Ben's Instant Brown Rice is used)

1 1/4 cup chicken broth, low-sodium and fat-free

2 cups salsa, no sugar added

2 teaspoons taco seasoning

1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained

3/4 cup frozen or fresh corn kernels

2 cups diced tomatoes

1/4 teaspoon Kosher or sea salt

1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese, reduced-fat

1/4 cup fresh chives or green onions


Over medium heat, in a skillet, cook the onion and ground turkey. The turkey should be cooked until it's no longer pink. Drain off any fat, then push the turkey to one side of the skillet. Add the rice and toast for about 1 minute.

Add the broth, rice, 1 cup salsa, 1 cup diced tomatoes, taco seasoning, corn, and the beans. Bring to a boil then lower the heat and simmer for about 10-15 minutes, or until the rice is tender. Season with salt and pepper. If it starts to dry up, just add a little more broth. Turn off the burner.

Mix in the cheese. It will melt with the heat.

Serve in individual bowls and garnish with the remaining tomatoes, salsa, and chives. You can also garnish it with fresh avocado, and lettuce.

NOTE: If using long grain brown rice, it will need to be cooked in advance. Uncle Ben's 10 minute brown rice is used in this recipe.

FREEZING: Cook the rice dish and cool before adding to freezer safe dishes or Ziploc bags. Thaw the rice in the fridge before reheating. Also, add the cheese once the rice is hot, stir to melt, top with chives or green onions and serve!

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Free Food Snacks:

  • string cheese
  • celery with (1) Tbsp. peanut butter

(1) Exchange Snacks:
For those of you whose young children who are on shots, one of the hardest tasks is coming up with creative (1) exchange snack ideas. Here is a list created by some of our moms:

  • 3/4 cup Cheerios
  • 1 piece of toast (low carb.)
  • 1/2 small bagel or English muffin with cream cheese
  • small box of raisins
  • small apple
  • small banana
  • 4-6 crackers
  • 2-3 cups popcorn
  • 3/4 cup blueberries
  • 17 small grapes
  • 1 1/4 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup light yogurt
  • 12 cherries


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