Mexican Burrito Bowl!!

1/2 cup cooked rice
1 can black beans
1/2 cup canned or frozen corn
1 tsp jalapeño, finely chopped
juice from 1 lime
zest from 1/2 of a lime
10 baby tomatoes
1/8 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 baked chicken breast (see chicken with red pepper recipe)
1 cup arugula

 

In a small bowl combine black beans, corn, jalapeno, juice and zest from lime, tomatoes and cilantro. Stir to combine.

 

Dressing for Salad

1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup honey
2 tsp dijon mustard
juice from 1 lime
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp chipolte chili powder
1/4 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp minced garlic

 

Place all dressing ingredients in bullet container. Pulse until dressing is smooth.

Pour dressing into a jar. Store remainder in fridge.

Dressing is for 4 servings.

 

On a plate place the arugula and then the cooked rice. Top with the chicken breast and then 1/2 cup of the black bean corn salsa.

Drizzle about 2 Tbsp of dressing over everything.

 

Nutritional Info

577 calories24 g fat65 g carbs34 g protein

 

OUR KEY POINTS (PHILOSOPHIES) WHEN IT COMES TO NUTRITION;

Sustainable – can it be done for months, or years on end (depending on the goal)? If the answer is no, it’s time to re-evaluate your plan

Flexible – does it allow for you to still eat the food you normally consume without feeling guilty? If the answer is no, it’s time to re-evaluate.

Individualized – is your plan a cookie-cutter page from a Google search? Did your trainer and/or nutritionist sit down and construct it based on your goals, your current body composition, and current activity level? If the answer is no, it’s time to re-evaluate.

Enjoyable – does it often negatively affect your social life to the extent where food is no longer enjoyed, and you dread eating out with friends or family? Again, if the answer is no, then it’s time to re-evaluate your plan.

HOW WE WILL MAKE YOUR NUTRITION PLAN:

Step 1: Measure current body composition – height, weight, body fat percentage

Step 2: Calculate my daily energy requirements (calories) based on my activity level

Step 3: Choose a macronutrient ratio to follow based on the goal. I picked a ratio of X% carbohydrates, Y% protein, and Z% fat – this varies based on individual goals, as wells as body composition, so I won’t give specific values. There is no ‘magic ratio’.

Step 4: Calculate a days worth of food. Mine looked something like; 270 grams of carbohydrates, 180 grams of protein, and 110 grams of fat 

Step 5: Use an app such as MyFitnessPal to help plan out 2-3 days worth of meals. www.myfitnesspal.com.

Step 6: Physically prepare 1 full days’ worth of food 

Our goal is to have you sit down with somebody and come up with a plan, make the time to prepare some meals so that you get a visual idea of how much food is going into your body. Make the foods that you already eat and enjoy fit into your daily targets, and make your plan fit your lifestyle – not the other way around.

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