Healthy Burrito Bowl

This healthy burrito bowl was created and written by my husband Marcus.  He is the creator of several savory recipes on my blog such as the peanut noodle stir fry, homemade sriracha sauce and black beans and rice.

We were asked to re-make a burrito bowl the other day by a reader. Of course places like Chipolte and FreeBirds have burrito bowls. While I use to love these, they contain a bunch of salt. This healthy burrito bowl is pretty awesome though and you will recognize some of the same components you see out dining.

Healthy Burrito Bowl - My Whole Food Life

When you look at the recipe, you may think it’s a little involved.  However, for one days work, you can have a whole week of meals.  Just make/store the healthy burrito bowl components in separate containers and then add what you like at meal times.

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Quinoa & Brussel Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze

We are headed to Disney World in a just a couple days.  Eek!  So I have been trying to clean out my fridge.  That is how this Quinoa & Brussel Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze came about.  It’s so delicious!  I love when you can make a good meal out of the extras in your fridge.  I think you could probably add many other vegetables to this as well. I think carrots, sweet potato or squash would be great additions as well.  I always keep some kind of cooked grain on hand in the fridge so I can add it to meals throughout the week.   This Quinoa & Brussel Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze is gluten free and vegan. :) If you have been wanting to try quinoa, I highly recommend this.  Another favorite quinoa dish of mine is my Quinoa, Tomato and Avocado Salad.  I also use quinoa in breakfast recipes like my Slow Cooker Breakfast Quinoa.

Quinoa and Brussel Sprouts - My Whole Food Life

Roasting the Brussel sprouts, onions and garlic in the balsamic glaze helps them develop a sweetness that is so yummy!  I added almonds for a nice crunch and an added protein boost.  I wanted to add hazelnuts, but I was out of them.  Honestly, I think just about any nut will do in this recipe.

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Creamy Mushroom and Spinach Pasta

Mushrooms and spinach are two of my favorite vegetables.  They go so well in this creamy mushroom and spinach pasta.  This is a healthy meal that doesn’t take very long to make at all.  I used brown rice pasta in this creamy mushroom and spinach pasta to keep it gluten free.  You can probably use regular pasta as well if you have no issues with gluten.  If you also enjoy spinach and mushrooms together, you may also like this recipe.

Creamy Spinach Mushroom Pasta - My Whole Food Life

I used full fat coconut milk in the can to give this pasta a creamy texture and taste.  Not only does the coconut add to the taste, but the richness of it will keep you satisfied after only a small amount.   This creamy mushroom and spinach pasta is more heavy on the vegetables than it is on the pasta.  If you are grain free, you may also be able to make this dish with zucchini noodles.

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