These guilt-free Healthy Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls taste just like your favorite Chipotle takeout, just without all the calories!
2 days. Just 48 hours before another school year begins. The beginning of each school year usually coincides with a need to go on a bit of a diet. Summers filled with lots of parties, ice cream, and elastic shorts don’t really equate to a body that can fit into clothes with a defined waistline.
However, this year is a bit different. I started the diet during the summer, at the very beginning of August. Now, I have to admit. I’m a bit of a master at dieting. Oddly enough, I’m also a master at gaining weight… but I digress. Dieting for me, always, has been one where I eat super well for a few months and my body loses weight very well (the converse is also unfortunately true). But this time, I really want it to be different. I don’t want to lose only to gain again. I truly and fully want this to be a permanent lifestyle change.
What does that mean? Not only am I working hard to make better food choices (with the occasional indulgence, of course), but I am also doing the thing I hate the most. Exercising. Specifically, the worst form of exercising. Running. I loathe running. However, I made a commitment to run every day, and so far I’ve kept it. And you know what? I actually kind of enjoy it now. Not really enjoy… more like tolerate, but a good tolerate. And I’m happy to report that in the first month, I’m down 20 pounds. Boom.
The secret to eating well, of course, is to still eat well. It’s important not just to eat healthy, but to eat absolutely DELICIOUS food… like these Healthy Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls. They pack in so much unbelievably bold, healthy flavor.
Is anyone else kinda obsessed with Chipotle? I’m pretty sure Asheley and I grab takeout from there at least once a week. I love that I can feel pretty healthy about grabbing a salad or burrito bowl. But I always feel a little bit guilty about all that rice. I know it’s not great for me. So these Healthy Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls are the PERFECT solution.
It’s just like the Chipotle bowls, but with a much more nutritious base.
Gotta admit. I’ve always been a bit skeptical about cauliflower rice. I mean, it’s still cauliflower. Just because it’s in a cute little rice shapes doesn’t mean it’s going to taste like rice.
And it’s definitely not rice. But… and this is a HUGE but… this Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice is actually really, really great. It’s got an incredible flavor and the texture definitely mimics the feeling of the rice in a burrito bowl.
All the flavor and texture… with almost none of the calories. That’s a big win!
The best part of these Healthy Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls? The toppings, of course.
C’mon. Anyone that’s gone down that iconic Chipotle line knows the beauty of getting to customize your bowls with a variety of toppings as far as the eye can see.
And to do any epic burrito bowl at home… you need to do it right. Bring on THE TOPPINGS.
A can of black or pinto beans. A quick corn salsa (just like the one at Chipotle). A super simple and fresh Pico de Gallo. My famous guacamole. And of course some lettuce and cheese to top it off. That’s how you take an ordinary dinner into the land of extraordinary.
Bonus points if you have some legit hot sauce on hand.
Just look at all that topping goodness. And that Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice. Doesn’t it look just like actual rice?! Best of all, this cauliflower rice actually takes way less time than making the real stuff. It’s done in under 15 minutes! BAM.
And go ahead… eat as much of these Healthy Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls as you want. They are absolutely GUILT-FREE and I love it!