Did you know that a huge amount of people in their 20’s buy burritos more than twice a week?
Burritos are essential to our diets in 2016, apparently. We just can’t go too long without eating them.
But unless you’re strictly buying $5 burritos at Moe’s on a Monday, buying one burrito a week is more expensive than making yourself three burrito bowls at home.
The burrito bowl is a lunch staple. It’s easy to eat and usually tastes amazing. Plus, most places allow you to customize it, even if they charge extra for guac. There’s a reason why places like Chipotle and Moe’s are so popular.
But here’s the truth. Food at Chipotle and Moe’s isn’t as healthy or harmless as you think, even if you get a salad bowl and skip the sour cream.
Even though it’s good for high-temperature cooking, these oils are known to cause inflammation because of its fatty acid makeup. They’re high in polyunsaturated fat, which the body doesn’t need too much of at all.
If you bloat and feel gassy after eating Chipotle, it’s probably the oil, especially if you know your body likes beans.
Maybe you’re not a nutrition nerd like I am who likes to snoop around looking for the facts. But it does say, right on Chipotle’s site, that they prepare many of their ingredients like rice, beans and protein options, with rice bran oil.
Olive oil and coconut oil are much better oil choices for your body.
It just goes to show that you don’t really know what you’re eating unless you make it yourself.
You can cook tastier and healthier burrito bowls at home that won’t leave you feeling gross.
At home, you have full control.
You can swap ingredients, make it vegan or add meat to it.
This simple burrito bowl recipe is a two pot meal that gives you three tasty and satisfying lunches.
This burrito bowl only costs $3 per serving.
Keep in mind, to do that math, I had to calculate costs of items I already had in my pantry like rice and shredded cheese. If you had to buy a new bag of rice, ingredients for this meal will cost more than $9.
Once you nail this recipe and make the burrito bowl of your dreams, you’ll never want to buy food at Chipotle ever again. It’s a great meal to have in your rotation.
Burrito bowls should last in your fridge for up to four days. Enjoy!