Healthy Mexican Bowl

January 24, 2020 at 11:45 AM

If you like Mexican, you're going to love this Healthy Mexican salad bowl recipe idea from Kimberley at Feel Fresh Nutrition. Play around with different food combinations based on your preferences. As a general guide, aim for a balanced plate that includes non-starchy vegetables, protein, healthy fats & wholefood carbohydrates. Enjoy!


HEALTHY MEXICAN BOWL
Serves 4

INGREDIENTS:
Protein:
 - 600g mince (or 2 cans of kidney beans/black beans) for vegetarian
- 1 tbs crushed garlic (add to mince)
- 1 white onion (chopped, add to mince)
- 1 can of italian tomatoes

Fats:
1 Large avocado (sliced or made into quacamole)
- 4 Tbs sour cream
- 100g cheese (any type)

Veges:
- 2 Tomatoes
- 1 Red Onion
- 4 Cups Leafy greens
- 1 Grated Carrot
- 2 Sweet Corn
- 2 Cans Red or Black Beans
- 4 Tacos or 4 Handfuls of Natural Corn Chips
- 2 Cups cooked brown rice

Flavour/Seasonings:
- 2 Heaped tbs of cumin
- 1 Tsp paprika

METHOD

1. Pick your protein portion (e.g. mince or kidney beans).To prepare the mince/kidney bean mixture, fry up garlic and onion in a few tbs of olive oil. Add the mince, spices, and Italian tomatoes.

2. Pick the non-starchy vegetables. Chop them up and set them aside.

3. Next, pick 1 - 2 carbohydrate sources. Sweet corn, kidney beans, brown rice, heated taco shells (pop in oven for 5-10 mins until brown) and/or natural corn chips.

4. Pick your protein portion (e.g. mince or kidney beans for a vegetarian option). To prepare the mince/kidney bean mixture, fry up garlic and onion in a few tbs of olive oil. Add mince, spices, and italian tomatoes & cook until mince is browned.

5. Pick and prepare your fats. For example, make an easy guacamole by mashing avacado & adding lemon juice, salt, pepper and red onion. Other fats you can include are sour cream & grated cheese.

Now that you have a lovely smorgasbord of ingredients, enjoy constructing your favourite Mexican bowl, Kim recommends also making a few lunch packs for the week.

Enjoy!