Burrito Bowl

Who doesn’t love Mexican food? Throw in a margarita on the rocks and it doesn’t get much better than that! Eric and I always debate whether we love Qdoba or Chipotle the best for take out, they both have their strong points. But whatever one thinks you cannot deny the deliciousness of a Chipotle Burrito bowl! Yummm. Tonight we decided to copycat their recipes, it turned out perfect! Annnddd it was all detox/ clean eating friendly­čÖî

Here are all the recipes you’ll need to make your own burrito bowl at home. Trust me, it won’t disappoint.

Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice
ingredients
*2 cups cooked brown rice
*1/4c chopped cilantro
*1/2 lime, juiced
*salt and pepper to taste

After you have cooked your rice pop it into the refrigerator for a few minutes to cool. Next, take rice and mix juice and cilantro in.

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Blackened Chicken
This recipe was given to me through the Arbonne Detox Facebook group. Eric grilled it up on Friday and it was amazing!! We used the leftovers in the burrito bowl and it was perfect.

ingredients
*4lg chicken breasts
*2TB paprika
*1TB dried oregano
*1TB dried thyme
*1TB cayenne pepper
*1tsp Blk pepper
*1tsp garlic powder

Mix the spices together. Rub evenly on the top and bottom of chicken. Grill until the center temperature reaches 170 degrees.

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Pico de Gallo
ingredients
*4 roma tomatoes, diced
*2 jalape├▒os, seeded and diced
*1/2 onion, diced
*2 garlic cloves, minced
*2 limes, juiced
*1/4c cilantro, chopped

Mix ingredients together.

2015/01/img_0385.jpg. Then place in an airtight container. Leave in fridge.

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Now it is one to assemble your bowl.
1.) 1/3c rice
2.) 1/4 avocado- I mashed ours and added garlic powder and lime juice to taste.
3.) 1/4c black beans (could switch in pinto)
4.) 1/2 chopped chicken breast
5.) lettuce, shredded
6.) 1/4c pico

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Amazing. Enjoy!

Game Day Food

As mentioned in my previous post, Eric and I have been on the Arbonne Detox/cleanse. It’s been an intense (almost) 2 weeks. Filled with protein shakes, detox teas and, basically, no comfort foods.

2015/01/img_0257.jpg. I’m still in shock that I managed to convince the hubs to do the detox. But he’s rocking it!! Losing weight, eating healthy and exercising! His one plea was last Sunday when the Colts were going to be on. No beer? No pizza? He wasn’t pleased. That’s when we decided to make our own game food. Food that would appease our cravings, yet stay within the detox and clean eating guidelines.

First up, chicken wings. Few things hit the spot like a spicy buffalo wing dipped in some delicious ranch. Eric decided on a dry rub recipe. Omitting the brown sugar, of course. Here’s the recipe for 24 wings,(we halved it)

ingredients
* 1/2 c brown sugar
* 1 T chili powder
* 1 T paprika
* 1 T cumin
* 1 tsp cayenne pepper
* 2 T garlic powder
* 1 T mustard powder
* 2 T kosher salt
* 1 T Blk pepper

Cover the wings in the rub and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Put the wings in a 500 degree oven and cook for 30 minutes. Boom, done. They had the perfect amount of heat and we barely missed the ranch­čśë.

Next up, fries. Sweet Potato fries

ingredients
*2 sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
* 1/2c coconut oil
* 1/2tsp kosher salt
* 1/4tsp pepper
* 1/4tsp paprika

Bake fries in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

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Heat a saucepan on medium high and add in oil. Once oil is hot cook the fries until crisp, turning often.

Place fries in a brown bag and add seasonings. Toss until completely coated.

Lastly we enjoyed tons of veggies dipped in hummus. And there ya go, the perfect game day treat! Filling and definitely hit the spot!

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