Meal Preppin Mexican Bowl
Paleo | Whole 30 | Gluten Free | Vegetarian Option
Serving Size 5
Total Time 30 Minutes
3 chicken breasts
2 large heads of broccoli, about 2-3 cups
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 green bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 red onion
2 cans of plain black beans
5 stalks green onions
1 bunch cilantro
1 jar of salsa
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with foil and/or parchment paper.
Chop broccoli into bite size florets, add to on half of the baking sheet.
Drizzle extra virgin olive oil on broccoli and season with salt and pepper, mix well.
Prep chicken breast, pat dry and season with salt and pepper. Add to the other half of baking sheet.
Place in oven and cook for 20-30 minutes, until broccoli is soft/roasted and chicken is fully cooked.
While broccoli and chicken are baking, prep other vegetables.
Chop red onion, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper and green onions. Slice 2 limes into fours (you will need 5 slices). Chop cilantro.
In a colander, drain black beans, rinse and let dry.
Once broccoli and chicken are finished, shred or chop chicken.
To assemble, add all bell peppers, green onions, cilantro, chicken, black beans, and broccoli to a bowl, top with (1/4) avocado, salsa, and (1/4) lime juice.
See tips and tricks for prepping and storing.
tips & tricks
Vegetarian Option - Substitute chicken breast for 1 cup + 1/4 cup of quinoa.
Switch out your vegetable, I used broccoli because I had left overs. Other great options would be roasted sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, cauliflower rice.
Before eating, if possible heat up roasted vegetable.
Meal Prepping Tips:
1. Store all ingredients in separate containers
- Container 1: Bell Peppers, Green Onions, Red Onions and Cilantro
- Container 2: Chicken
- Container 3: Black Beans
- Container 4: Lime Slices and Avocados
2. Assemble meals in separate containers
- Divide out all of the ingredients into 5 different container. Start with chicken and beans, then add raw vegetables, end with cilantro, avocado, and lime wedge.
- Keep salsa in a separate container.