Happy BIGGEST LOSER DAY everyone! Today was an AWESOME food day ~ from my pumpkin walnut muffin and dirty latte to chowing down at Whole Foods with my friend to re-creating a BIG Chipotle Burrito Bowls at home. Some days are totally worth repeating and I think today is one of them!
I might have got a little crazy with my eating, but, I tracked every single delicious bite and am not afraid to use my Weekly Points Allowance!
My day started with a Pumpkin Walnut Muffin from the freezer (6 points+)
Big bowl of MELONS! The melons were actually pretty good, but, totally make me LONG for summer and FAMRER’s MARKET SEASON!
Topped off with a Venti Iced Dirty Latte (4 points+)
Lunch today was AWESOME!!! Since I had a gift card from one of my FAVORITE people in the world, Janetha, we went to Whole Foods and built HUGE salads!
I am pretty sure I left NO VEGETABLE behind because it ended up in my bowl!
* Romaine & Mixed Greens
* Cherry Tomatoes
* 1 Tbsp each ~ Kidney Beans & ChickPeas
* Summer squash & Zucchini
* Roasted Yellow Beets!
* Marinated Mushrooms!
* Cioppino Onions (my favorite to use instead of dressing!)
* Corn Salsa & Pico de Gallo
* Green Onions & red cabbage for color
* 2 homemade Croutons & 1 homemade tortilla chip (2 points+)
I actually only managed eating half of my salad.because I couldn’t pass up their hot bar too!
I had a small scoop of Chow Mein & Fried Rice (3 points+)
Plus Teriyaki Chicken for protein with broccoli & green beans (3 Points+) ~ It tasted way better than it looks.
I am pretty sure we were making all kinds of inappropriate noises in the break room as we ate it….SO AMAZING and worth every estimated point+ (10) This is what WPA are made for!
As you all know, I sort of have a thing for Chipotle! I honestly could eat there every day and be content with my Chicken Salad Burrito Bowl or Crunchy Chicken Tacos.
I have been wanting to have a BUILD A CHIPOTLE BURRITO BOWL “party” at home ever since I saw the recipes on Chipotle Fan.
The main ingredient in their chicken and steak marinade is Dried Ancho Chilies that get reconstituted in water by soaking them overnight in water.
Remove the seeds and stems, then, add everything to the food processor. I left out the Chipotles in Adobo because honestly I thought these peppers would make the sauce hot enough. Next time, I’d add the adobo sauce for the smoky flavor.
Process until smooth to make this delicious smelling red marinade. I knew right away that it wasn’t the same as Chipotle’s because it’s red, but, it is tasty nonetheless.
I marinated steak and chicken overnight to maximize the flavor then grilled them up tonight. We both LOVED the marinades on the chicken and the steak.
The Husband made his into BIG HUGE BURRITOS and I made up a BIG Chipotle Burrito Bowl Salad!
I started with an organic romaine/mixed green blend and cherry tomatoes.
Layered on my version of the Cilantro Lime Rice that I think is spot on! Here is a link to the original version on Chipotle Fan, but, I just found it was missing something.
CILANTRO LIME RICE
2 cups Organic Jasmine Rice
4 cups water
1 1/2 limes, juiced
2 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp canola oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Sea salt and Black Pepper to Taste
1. Cook rice with water on the stove according to the package or cheat like me and use your rice cooker.
2. Stir in lime juice through oil until combined. Fold in cilantro and season to taste with sea salt and black pepper.
Makes eight, 1/2 cup servings, 5 points+ each
Nutritional information per serving based on 8 servings
Add in the next layer….2 ounces of spicy grilled chicken (2 points+)
1/2 ounce sprinkle of pepperjack cheese…..(1 point+)
1/4 C GUACAMOLE!!!! Tasty but I think it needs garlic and I added hot sauce too (2 points+)
My entire Burrito Bowl was 10 points+ and totally reminded me of the real deal even if it wasn’t exactly like what they serve. I can’t wait for CRUNCHY TACOS tomorrow night!
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Are you a Chipotle Fan??? If so, what do you order whenever you go.
I LOVE Chipotle and it probably doesn’t help it’s only 5 minutes from our house! I ALWAYS get a HUGE Chicken Salad Burrito Bowl (like this), occasionally I get crunchy chicken tacos and I LOVE their simple cheese quesadillas too!