And we're back! I posted a picture earlier tonight on Facebook of my dinner (yep, I'm one of those people who posts pictures of their food...no judging). It was my homemade version of the Burrito Bowl I usually get at Chipotle and it looked like this:
|I'm not a foody photographer, so an iPhone photo will have to do :)|
Holy Frijoles, 920 calories?!? I'm taking on water just looking at that. Granted, the portions are much too large and I'm never able to finish an entire bowl, but still, that's a load of food for one person. And we all know those portion sizes listed above are nowhere near what they actually throw into your bowl. "Can I get just a little bit of cheese and a tiny bit of sour cream?" 5 minutes later and my cheese bowl is swimming in a lake of sour cream. Glad we have our listening ears on today. So, while it's fun to splurge every now and then (not to mention if I had to go the rest of my life living off their salty-lime chips and guacamole I wouldn't hate it), I wanted to see if I could health-ify this 920 calorie monster. Health-ify is a word. Here's the run down.
So, yes, the portions are significantly smaller than they are at Chipotle and adding the avocado as pictured above kicks the calories up to 485. But, in all honesty, I stepped away from the kitchen table full and satisfied and not even thinking about dessert. The sodium levels are still not the greatest considering most of the ingredients aren't completely fresh and raw, but that just leaves room for me to tweek this recipe and further health-ify it! Let me know if you have any questions!
Happy eating :)