Who doesn’t love the taste of a giant burrito loaded with meat, rice, beans and delicious toppings? Have the delicious without the guilt with this better-for-you low carb burrito bowl!
My husband has been “watching his girlish figure” since the new year and is spending some more time with his running shoes on. To help with his fitness efforts, he has asked for some lower carb dinner options. Since we share the table with a 12-year-old who loves her carbs (“aren’t we having rolls with this?!?”) and two hungry young men, this low carb eating is a challenge.
This dish started as a vegetarian delight (a huge thank you to The Comfort of Cooking for the base recipe) but the carnivores in my house requested the addition of beef. This adds some much-needed protein for the kids and helps keep them full for longer than the standard two hours. And I’ve tossed the squash with a cilantro lime olive oil mixture to give it some zing. Honestly, the squash is delicious on its own this way. I will confess to having sampled a decent amount of it during the recipe testing …. just to be sure it was good (and it was).
I love that you can load this dish up with healthy toppings like avocado, a squeeze of lime juice and a sprinkle of cilantro. Since dairy and I don’t agree most days, the standard toppings of sour cream and cheese are off the menu for me. But I really don’t feel like I’m missing out because the toppings I do use are not only healthy but they are fresh and flavorful too.
If you really want to make this dish a dairy-free delight for everyone, try mixing up some Easy Game Day Guacamole and adding that to the top of this homemade heap of goodness – YUM!