Healthy Mexican Bowl

Healthy Mexican Bowl:

I have recently developed a seriously dangerous addiction to Mexican food and this super simple, Healthy Mexican Bowl is just the ticket!

Ever since eating the best burrito ever in Chiang Mai, I CAN’T. STOP. EATING. MEXICAN. But the Mexican food we eat in restaurants isn’t always very healthy –  ingredients are often fried and meals are loaded with ingredients that are high in fat – cheese, sour cream and of course those delicious nachos! This Healthy Mexican Bowl is packed with veggies and beans, making it high in protein and full of nutrition! Its is plant based, gluten free, dairy free and vegan! It can an be served three ways – see the method for how!

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do (We have this at least once a week now!) I think the next stop after Australia might have to be Mexico?!…..

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1. Prepare the Veg

Chop the onion into small chunks, the pepper into strips and crush the garlic. Heat the oil in the pan and then add the onion, garlic, cayenne pepper and chilli. Keep these moving until the onion has softened.

2. Make the Mix!

Drain and rinse the beans, and add into the pan, along with the peppers and the tinned tomatoes.

3. Season and Cook!

Add a couple of tbsp of tomato puree or passata, the fresh coriander, lime juice and then season with salt and pepper – turn it down and let it cook for about 30-40 mins (keep stirring it!) or when everything has softened and the sauce is the right thickness. You can add more puree/passata if you want it thicker, or more water if it is too thick.Cook the brown rice now too!

6.  Serve

There are three options here…

1. Drain the rice and mix it into the bean mixture for a mexican bowl in one!

2. Drain the rice and serve the rice and bean mixture separately (like in the photo!)

3. Use the mixture to make burritos – choose a healthy wrap (there is a great selection here), layer the with homemade guac, salad leaves, your bean mixture and wrap!


I hope you enjoyed making and more importantly, eating, this Heathy Mexican Bowl as much as I did!

Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Thank you for reading

The Healthy Backpacker x

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