Guide to staying on track — minus the bland and boring…
Hi. My name is Angie and I’m obsessed with Chipotle. Haha, I kid, I enjoy it just as much as any normal person (lie, not normal). That being said, any chance I have during offseason, when realize I am starving since my last meal was FOREVER ago (3 hours), I find myself thoughtlessly driving towards the nearest Chipotle. I prance through those glorious glass doors, feel the cold cement on my feet…wait, I mean ha, I wear shoes. I am greeted by the cheerful chipotle Master Chef as I press myself up against the cold steel, and begin drooling over what I am about to inhale. As most of us know, Chipotle can be a healthy alternative to many fast food restaurants…but choosing the wrong ingredients can throw that right out the window. My bowl of choice is always chicken or steak (protein), white rice (carbs), pico de gallo, and guac (fats) YES, I am aware it’s extra. Now this is just the basics, (because I’m a basic b) but with this you are essentially getting your protein, carbs, and fats. Some of us are not on a budget, but for those of us who are on the verge of questioning our very existence ready to pack our bags and find this ever so sought after money tree, we simply can’t afford to eat Chipotle for meal 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, lol I so would. Lucky for use po’ folk, and not po’ folk, it is very easy to make — AND it is healthy. Whaaaaaat!!? Something healthy, that also TASTES GOOD?! That’s right, mind-blowing. I know.
Let me share with you how I make my yummy at-home Chipotle during my prep with only FOUR ingredients…that is right, FOUR people.. Believe it or not you can still enjoy it, and get shredded.
- 100g Jasmine-White Rice
- 3 oz. Ground Lean Beef (95%)
- 1 container Wholly Guacamole — minis
- 1 c. Spinach
- optional: pico de gallo
How to meal prep:
I like to make my meals in bulk. Cooking large quantities of rice and beef, then measuring it all out and putting them in seal-tight tupperware — I suggest purchasing FitMark BPA free meal containers (they have awesome bags as well). You can either measure out the entire batch cooked for the week, or you can measure it out day-by-day. Seasonings can pretty much be whatever your heart desires. Personally I use salt because again, I am basic. Keep in mind, like all things use this in moderation. There you have it! Easy as 1, 2, 3, 4! (Ok, I made that work)
You can always make variations, for example:
Replace the Ground beef with chicken, or steak (lean cuts). If your diet allows or you are on a more flexible plan (IIFYM), you may also add beans or other veggies (corn, tomato, or peppers).
There are always healthy options and alternatives, its about having the knowledge and tools to navigate through what is good and what is bad. You can easily maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle without breaking the bank.
p — 30g
C — 36g
F — 14g
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