Altering running a marathon, I thought I wouldn’t just go back to running a little bit a day to keep in shape. Turns out, when you completely lose a toenail you have to take a bit of a break. Since I can’t run, and really don’t do anything else for exercise, I think it’s time to meal prep again. Thankfully, this easy chicken burrito meal prep bowls was just that — easy!
Whenever I want to eat healthy during the week I know I will be good if I meal prep. Something about having everything ready before hand just makes life so much easier. I love being able to put my favorite things into my lunch bag, heading to work, and knowing I will be eating much better. When I don’t meal prep, I tend to eat awful: two bags of crazy bread, 44 oz of Diet Coke, and tons of unhealthy treats. When I set myself up for success, the day goes a ton better.
What I personally love about burrito bowls is that you can mix them up to your own personal liking. Maybe you don’t do sour cream and cilantro, that’s okay! Make them with your favorite things and make them enjoyable for you. After all, that is who you’re making them for, right?
When I make these, I like to prep all the food Saturday. That means I am making the Pico de Gallo, seasoning the chicken, and cooking the beans and rice before. Then, Sunday I take everything out, cook the chicken, corn, and put everything in their containers for the week.
This is such simple recipe that you can make it with your kids. I know my kids love helping me in the kitchen, and this is a recipe that I don’t have to worry about anyone messing it up. There isn’t really a way to mess it up.