Why Not Try It? Tuesday

I think I had mentioned how I REALLY got out of the swing of things in the kitchen over the last 3 months, right?  Like there was a lot of really random eating going on here, not unhealthy really, just RANDOM.  Thankfully my hubby jumped in on several occasions and wowed us with his skills in the kitchen because I was not earning any gold stars!  It’s funny how stress has a way of messing with the stuff you normally LOVE to do, and actually even tries to make it feel like a chore or another burden.  That said, I’m ending my cooking rut NOW.  With the holidays around the corner (yay!), I’m back on Pinterest & checking in with my favorite Instagram foodie bloggers for inspiration!  I’m tired of my “random” cooking ways!  In an effort to kick off the week on a healthy note, I made chicken burrito bowls last night for dinner & they received rave reviews from the family!  I looked a ton of recipes on Pinterest for inspiration, then just ended making up my own combo of “bowl items.”  

Chicken Burrito Bowls

1 lb. of chicken breast strips

2 cups of long grain rice, cooked

1 can of black beans, drained

1 can of corn, drained

1 can of diced tomatoes with chiles, drained

1/2 red onion, chopped

cilantro, to taste – chopped

1/2 avocado, diced

juice of 1 lime

cheese of choice – shredded Mexican blend, cotija, etc.

sour cream


Trader Joe’s Chile Lime Seasoning /Garlic / Salt + Pepper


First off, if you haven’t tried Trader Joe’s Chile Lime Seasoning Blend, RUSH to your nearest TJ’s to pick it up!  I use it weekly!!!  It has the best combo of spices which are perfect for both Tex Mex and Mexican dishes!  It’s SO good!Here’s what I did:  1.  Cut chicken breast strips into bite size pieces & put into bowl with olive oil and a generous couple of shakes of the Chile Lime Seasoning.  Set aside to marinade.  2.  Prepare rice according to directions.  (Cauliflower rice would be a GREAT alternative to brown or long grain rice).  3. Combine black beans, corn, tomatoes, red onion, diced avocado and chopped fresh cilantro.  Drizzle combo with olive oil, more glorious TJ’s chile lime seasoning, juice of 1 lime, salt, pepper & garlic powder.  Set aside.  4.  Put chicken into skillet & cook until done.  5.  Assemble “bowls” by starting with rice, then topping with chicken, tomato/corn/beans mixture and any/all additional toppings listed.  Enjoy!  You seriously can’t mess these up!  The topping possibilities are endless!  My kiddies enjoyed tortilla chips on the side, too, of course!

The leftovers from this are incredible – lunches for days!  Also, here are some links to more “bowl” style recipes I will be trying:

Spicy Shrimp Burrito Bowls

Teriyaki Chicken Bowls

Cuban Chicken Bowls

Chicken Shawarma with Quinoa Bowls

Turkey Taco Burrito Bowls

Have a great bowl recipe?  Send it my way!  I’d love to try it!

xoxo – Jamie



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