If you like burrito bowls, you'll fall in love with this taco bowl!
I don’t know about you, but I love Mexican food. It’s not only warm and comforting, but it’s also easy to make recipes like this Low Calorie Taco Bowl tasty and healthy. It has everything you need to satisfy your belly and your taste buds! Fiber-rich black beans are soft and chewy, and seasoned ground turkey packs a punch of protein along with its savory flavor. The corn is sweet while the tomatoes are juicy, and they come together to provide a ton of vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy. And then there are the garnishes, like avocado (which not only has all those healthy fats, but its cooling texture tastes great alongside spicy salsa). What more could you ask for?
Taco Bowl: Versatile Meal Prep
This low calorie taco bowl recipe hits all the flavor and nutrition notes while also being a fantastic option for weekly meal prep! Whip up a batch on Sunday, and you’ll have lunch or dinner covered for several days. It is so full-flavored that it never gets old. Plus, you can vary up the toppings to switch things up or choose to eat it as-is in a bowl one day and serve it in soft or hard shells another day. Keep in mind that when stored in air tight containers this taco recipe will last for up to 4 days in the fridge!
Have Some Fun with Optional Toppings
You don’t need any toppings at all for this low calorie taco bowl. If you follow the recipe, it will taste great in a bowl or served traditionally in flour or corn tortillas. But, sometimes, we like to add toppings, especially if we’re meal-prepping for the week. Feel free to mix and match the optional toppings below!
If you are prepping in advance, go ahead and perform tasks like shredding lettuce or chopping cilantro ahead of time, but keep them separate from the taco bowl itself. You will likely want to reheat the rice mixture, and you won’t want to heat up any of the garnish ingredients—nobody likes soggy lettuce! Avocados will brown if they’re cut too far in advance, so be sure you dice those ingredients right before mealtime!
- Diced avocado
- Shredded lettuce
- Sour Cream or Greek yogurt
- Cilantro, chopped
- Jalapenos, sliced
- Crushed blue tortilla chips
Storing and Reheating these Low Calorie Taco Bowls
And, since we mentioned reheating, you might wonder how you can best reheat this low calorie taco bowl! You have a few options. The microwave works exceptionally well for meals like this because it will quickly warm your meal with very little fuss. We like cooking it in a microwave-safe dish for one minute at a time, taking it out and stirring it before cooking it for another minute. Once it’s heated all the way through, it’s done!
You could also reheat it in a skillet on the stovetop over medium heat, covering it with a lid and stirring it from time to time. The oven would also work, but we found it makes the rice dry out quickly, so we only use that method as our last resort.
No matter how you choose to reheat this low calorie taco bowl, be sure not to add the fresh tomatoes and green onions until the end! Enjoy!
Skinny Taco Bowl Recipe
- 1 pound lean ground turkey optional ground chicken
- 1 onion diced
- 3 cups cooked brown rice
- 2 cups no-sugar added chunky salsa
- 2 teaspoons gluten-free taco seasoning
- 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained
- 1 cup corn kernels
- 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese reduced-fat
- 1 cup diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup green onions diced
- Over medium heat, cook the ground turkey and onion. Cook until the turkey is done, and then drain off any fat.
- Add the rice, salsa, taco seasoning, salt, beans, corn, and cheese to the turkey and onion mixture. Toss the ingredients to combine and cook just until hot, and the cheese is melted.
- Remove from heat and add diced tomatoes and green onion.
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This low calorie taco bowl is a nourishing and delicious weeknight meal. We like to prep extra on Sundays and enjoy it all week long. You can keep things interesting by mixing and matching your toppings, rolling the mixture up into a classic burrito, or even turning it into burrito lettuce wraps—the possibilities are endless!
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