Sunday Funday – Food Round Up

So this week I have done my best to attempt to take photos of the food I make/eat.  I also have put forward a solid attempt to write down the recipe for one of the meals that I make up. This week I chose to highlight one of my all time favorites, the Burrito Bowl!!!

The burrito bowl is something I made up a while back while on a cleanse where I wasn’t allowed to have much of anything in the way of wheat or gluten, but I was really craving Mexican food.  Although, I have been unknowingly making it for a while now, it is only within the past couple of months that it has received a name, and the Burrito Bowl was born. (recipe will be included at the bottom of this post)

Now some photos of the delicious food I enjoyed this week.

Blueberry Smoothie with plain Vega Protein Powder

blueberry smoothie

tabbouleh style quinoa, and Five Spice Asian Chicken.

chicken and quinoaDelicious brown rice sushi, courtesy of Sushi 88

sushiSome of the Fruit consumed this week

fruit

The beloved Burrito Bowl
shrimp

Shrimp Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice

Serves 4-5
Calories 345 – Fat 8.5g – Saturated fat 1.3g – Sodium 54.8mg – Carbohydrate 51.8g –
Fiber 14.2g – Sugar 3.3g – Protein 19.3g
*nutritional information is based on serving four large bowls. 

Rice:
1 cup uncooked organic Brown Rice
Juice of half a lime
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

Shrimp Burrito mixture:
18 large uncooked shrimp (shells removed)
½-1 cup chopped cilantro (I like a lot of cilantro so this is a more to taste measurement)
Juice of half a lime
1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
10oz package of organic cherry tomatoes
½ large red onion
1-2 jalapeno peppers (diced, seeds removed)
1 tsp garlic salt (can opt for 2 cloves of garlic for reduced sodium)
1 avocado (diced)

Instructions:

Cook rice according to directions. While rice is cooking juice half a lime and chop up ¼ cup of cilantro, mix together in a small bowl and set aside.

Chop up onions, tomatoes, jalapenos, cilantro and juice remaining lime, mix all together in a bowl, and then add garlic salt, mix and let sit while the rice finishes cooking to allow the flavors to mix.Once rice is finished cooking remove from heat and mix in cilantro lime mixture, cover and set aside.

In a heated skillet heat tomato mixture and black beans over medium high heat, once everything has started to reduce and is no longer raw (about 5-6minutes) add shrimp.  Cook until shrimp is no longer raw, remove from heat.
In a bowl place rice, and tomato and shrimp mixture, top with avocados, serve immediately.

*note: I often switch up the type of meat (ground chicken, turkey, beef) or eliminate the meat entirely the beans give it enough protein. Also sometimes instead of chunks of avocado I will make some guacamole. 

Hope Everyone has had a great weekend. Have a wonderful Sunday!

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