Chipotle-Like…

by agirlandhermutt on June 2, 2011

Thanks so much for your awesome support on my last post. I got some great comments, tweets, and emails. Much appreciated bloggies!

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Last night Massachusetts was rocked by some serious weather. What the heck is going on Mother Nature?! I am not familiar with the safety things I should be doing in the case of a tornado, but I have added that to my “Google It” list for today. Better to be safe and scared than scared and out of control.

It also just seems so strange because just the other day I was out back of the house grillin’ some corn in pretty nice weather. Mmm…grilled corn is perfection. Right now it is on sale at my local market 10/$2. Holy corn!

On my way home the other day I was contemplating making a pit stop at Chipotle for a burrito bowl. I parked and was getting ready to walk in when it dawned on me. I have corn. I have rice. I have tomatoes. There is absolutely no reason for me to spend $7+ on dinner when I have every ingredient I needed at home. *Hello guilt.*

I headed home and got to making my Chipotle-like Burrito bowl. My bowl always consists of the following:

-Lime-Cilantro rice (the only time I really don’t mind cilantro)
-1/2 pinto & 1/2 black beans
-Fresh Salsa
-Corn Salsa
-Sprinkle of cheese
-Dab of guac
-lettuce!
-Dollop of sour cream

The real winner of the bowl is the rice. I did a little searching around and found this recipe from Gina’s Skinny Recipes. I nixed the cilantro (definitely not living in my house!), only used 2 tsp of the oil and cooked my rice in my rice cooker. The lime and the bit of salt was the perfect mix! Perfection.

The other piece of the bowl that is really special is corn salsa. I decided I could easily make my own. I grilled 3 corn cobs that were smothered in I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, salt and pepper. Just let those babies grill away!

   

While I waited for the corn to do its biznass I sipped on a beer. Wolaver’s Wildflower Wheat to be exact. Chipotle does NOT have beer. My house does. Obviously I made the best decision.

Once the corn was done I removed the kernels from one of the cobs, mixed it with about 1 cup of chopped grape tomatoes, 1/2 jalapeno, 1/2 small red onion, 1/4 chopped red onion, and a little S&P. I let those bad boys marinate all together for a bit while I assembled my masterpiece.

On the bottom– 1 head of romaine lettuce.
Next up– 1/2 cup lime rice smack dab in the middle.
Sides– 1/2 cup salsa, 2 tbsp part-skim low fat mozzarella cheese, 2 tbsp plain non-fat greek yogurt, 2 tbsp of Wholly Guacamole, 2 spoonfuls of Trader Joe’s Fat Free refried beans.

I served mine in a big ol’ bowl with a nice fat chunk of it missing. I didn’t even notice it until I started to dig in. See it?! My finger sure felt it when I rubbed it across the top on accident.

All better!

The after of this bowl was ridiculous. It looked like I dove into it head first. I’m not going to lie though. I kind of did. The leftovers were enjoyed greatly for lunch the next day.

At the end of the day I was pleased with my recreation. No, it isn’t exactly the same, but I managed to save myself $7, a bazillion grams of sodium and made use of that careful grocery shopping I do each week.

WOOT!

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I hope you guys are enjoying your Thursday. I love short weeks! I’ve got a full weekend coming up and I’m ready to get the show on the road!

See ya tomorrow!

Has anyone seen a movie in the theatre lately? Any good recommendations? Any to stay away from?

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Andrea @ Vegvacious June 2, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Wowza!! I am loving this bowl – I definitely need to whip my own version of this!

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agirlandhermutt June 3, 2011 at 11:10 am

So yummy and perfect for the summer!

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Mindy@FSL June 3, 2011 at 11:17 am

Um, you’ve just inspired me to have a margarita party this weekend! Complete with this burrito bowl 🙂

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Neyal @ Looking Up While Slimming Down June 4, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Your “Bowl” looks better than Chipotle! 🙂 Yum!!!

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