These burrito bowls have all the flavor of a fully loaded burrito but they’re better for you! Each bowl is layered with cauliflower rice, fresh greens, tomatoes, sautéed peppers and onions, chicken, guacamole, salsa, and fresh cilantro to create a delicious healthy meal.
My husband and I have been fans of burrito bowls for years now. As the one who makes all the food in our house, I really appreciate how quickly I can throw together this meal. It doesn’t require much prep at all and I can make it as easy or complicated as I want. (Pssst I share my favorite tips for turning this 30 minute meal into a 10 minute recipe below.)
There are so many yummy ingredients in these bowls but my favorite healthy swap is the cauliflower rice. It’s simply seasoned with salt, garlic powder, and lime juice. A perfect low carb substitute for traditional rice!
Want to meal prep? Go for it! Just use individual store-bought guacamole cups (so your guacamole won’t brown) and top your bowl with it when you’re ready to eat.
Want to make these burrito bowls in a hurry?
Sometimes 30 minutes is just more time than I have. Or perhaps it’s been one of those days and you just can’t muster the energy. I totally understand. Here are my favorite hacks to make this delicious meal in 10 minutes or less.
Skip the chicken breasts and shred store-bought rotisserie chicken instead. Skip the part about sautéing cauliflower rice and instead purchase the cauliflower rice that comes in the steamable bags. Steam according to bag instructions and then season with salt, garlic powder, and lime juice as outlined in the recipe. Skip the guacamole and instead purchase Wholly Guacamole from the produce section of your grocery store. Don’t want to sauté the onions and peppers? You could absolutely go with jarred roasted red peppers and stick to diced red onion (uncooked) instead.