Easy (Meatless) Burrito Bowls


Let me begin by saying that I love meat. I understand why some people choose to be vegetarian, but I personally need meat in my life. However, sometimes I need something light and healthy that doesn’t feature meat. That being said, I present one of my family’s new favorite meals. The Meatless Burrito Bowl.

This is an easy and relatively healthy dinner that takes almost no time to prep and put together. An added bonus is that it only costs about $20 to feed 4 people (I accidentally said that it costs more like $25 to make in the video. OOPS). Obviously you can make this for even less if you ditch the cheese and maybe make your own salsa and rice. I paid a little extra for convenience, but $20 to feed a family of four these days is definitely on the cheaper side, especially for a healthier dish.


Here’s what you’ll need:

2 pouches ready rice (or 90 second rice)

2 small avocados

1 1/2 cups chopped romaine lettuce

1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro

1 lime, cut into wedges

1/2 cup chipotle aeoli

1/2 cup of sour cream

1 cup shredded cheese (I used a Mexican blend)

Black bean and corn salsa

All you have to do is cook the rice as directed. Prep all your produce. Mix together your sauce (chipotle aeoli and sour cream) and add everything together in individual bowls with a squeeze of lime and sprinkle of cilantro. I made a video for you to see how I prep my veggies and put it all together. If you try this recipe, please comment and let me know how you liked it and how you maybe altered it to make it your own. 🙂

Blue Hair and Fourth of July Fun!

I made a big decision recently. That decision was that I was going to dye my hair a fun color for once. No more boring blonde.

I made the mistake of underestimating how much color I needed to cover my whole head, and the beauty supply shop was closed! Thankfully I had some leftover blue hair color from when I did a tiny strip of blue in my bangs a year or so ago,so I have two shades of blue in my hair, but I’m actually liking how it turned out.

This year has been a little different for us because we’re usually in Pagosa Springs camping for the fourth of July. We thought we’d try to change things up and go later this year. Instead of going out and fighting the crowds to see a fireworks display, we opted to stay home and enjoy good food and time with the family.