Chipotle Bowls

Summer foods are the best! There’s an abundance of vegetables and there’s no limit to what you can make. I chose to make this grain free but feel free to make some brown rice if you like. (Tip: cook the rice in some chicken broth for extra flavor). 

Let’s talk for a minute about avocados. Whether you’re eating it in the form of guacamole or as whole, avocados are a naturally nutrient-dense food and contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. Healthy for the heart, prevention of osteoporosis, healthy babies, lower risk of depression are just a few of the health benefits. You can read more about the benefits of avocado at http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270406.php

So have fun and grab a margarita to complete this little summer feast!

  • 2 chicken breasts, chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 zucchini, cut into strips
  • 1 bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 avocado diced (or use guacamole instead)
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 cups salsa (optional)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 bunch spinach, washed and chopped
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 limes, 1 sliced and the other juiced
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice (optional)
  1. Heat 1 tsp oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and garlic and cook for 3-5 minutes till the onions soften.
  3. Add chicken and cook all the way through, approx 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the chicken from the pan.
  5. Add the remaining tsp of oil and add in the vegetables as well.
  6. Cook till vegetables are soft, approx 6 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and toss with the chicken.
  8. Add in the spices and juice of 1 lemon.
  9. To set up the individual bowls, add spinach and cooked brown rice (if using) and evenly distribute the vegetables and chicken in each bowl.
  10. Add avocado/guacamole and salsa to each bowl next.
  11. Add a lime wedge for an extra squeeze.
  12. Enjoy!
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