This burrito bowl has been the only lunch I’ve gotten excited about in a long time. I’m not sure if it has to do with being pregnant, but I’ve been having a hard time figuring out what I WANT to eat lately – Blake suggests this isn’t a “new” thing for me but he’s at peace with the fact that I blame all ailments on pregnancy at this point.
My top three priorities when choosing a great meal are these: ease of preparation, nutritional content, taste.
The burrito bowl does require some prep but the prep usually makes 3-4 lunches so it’s worth it. Also, it nails the other two priorities. I count it as a win.
This was my prep process –
The night before:
- Open a can of organic corn, drain, place in container.
- Open a can of black beans, drain, place in a container.
- Have husband prepare chicken. Tell him it’s for a burrito bowl so to season it appropriately (I have no idea what this would entail which is why I delegate)
- Contemplate buying pre-made pico de gallo at walmart ($3.00) or make my own. This time I made my own with Roma tomatoes, onions, cilantro, jalepeno and lime juice. Cutting the onions makes me cry EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Next time, I’ll probably buy it pre-made.
- Buy an avocado… hold off on cutting it as long as possible.
- Make some brown rice. Easy peasy.
- Grate some cheese because we don’t have shredded cheese… wait, what?? Normally I would just buy shredded cheese. Freshly grated tastes better but a’int nobody got time for that – plus I eat more than half of it in the process of shredding it.
- Buy lettuce.
The morning before leaving for work:
- Frantically search for additional containers to re-portion all ingredients just for lunch. Realize after doing so that I should have just taken all the ingredients to work as is and then portion out throughout the week as I actually make lunch (the perks of an office fridge!)… clearly there is room for improvement here.
- Spend half of your lunch break meticulously organizing all ingredients for an instagram-worthy lunch (see pic above).
- Devour the entire bowl in less than 5 minutes.
There you have it… my new “go-to” lunch. It’s good, you should try it.