Delicious, Healthy Dinner in 10 Minutes

I am pretty proud to stay that we have both been doing a really good job of working out 4-5 days a week, eating healthier, and cutting back on the old wine since 2012 started. I know it hasn’t been that long at all, but we feel great, and since we still allow plenty of indulgences (Hello, Old Fashioned’s, grilled cheese, and fries at Eastern Standard), we can keep it up. My health goal is basically not to be kicked down again this winter by the flu while my husband, who drives two hours a day and works for 12-14, is just to move more. However, if I end up a little faster and more toned, I will take it.

As you might have noticed, I have been blogging a little less (five days a week instead of six or seven) and not always about food. I have also felt that by not having to think of blog-worthy meals, I can focus on fast and healthy. If you have any topics that you are interested in reading about, let me know!

This dinner, which I also ended up eating for several lunches, is worth sharing because it was so delicious, quick, and satisfying.


We often order burrito bowls from our beloved South End spot, El Triunfo. They’re basically everything but the actual tortilla, which I rarely like, so they are perfect. In order to save some money, I decided to make our own burrito bowls, also known as salads. Winking smile


My burrito bowl was a pretty easy mix:

Chopped romaine (I so prefer eating salad that is chopped into small pieces)

1 1/2 cups of black beans that had been soaked and slow cooked with chili and garlic powders, canned are also fine

1/2 of a ripe avocado

Homemade salsa

Homemade lime crema – This is why I am blogging about the burrito bowls. It is my new favorite salad topper and veggie dip. I added the juice of a very juicy lime to a cup of Fage Greek yogurt, added a few teaspoons of olive oil to get a more dressing-like consistency, sprinkled in chili powder. . . and wanted to lick the bowl clean!

lime crema

burrito bowl

Bright, colorful, delicious, and full of vitamins, protein, and filling fats – the perfect meal for me.

Have you enjoyed any easy, healthy meals lately that really stood out?

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Tags: avocado, burrito, Food, healthy, recipe, salad, salsa, Vegetarian

  1. Michelle’s avatar

    This looks AWESOME! Bret has been doing most of the cooking this week but I’m definitely interested in reading more quick, easy but flavorful dishes like this!


  2. Elizabeth’s avatar

    That lime crema sounds amazing. Definitely need to try that. Like your recipe for the beans too. Soaking and cooking your own tastes so much better.


  3. Shannon’s avatar

    I will definitely be making that lime crema! I love burrito bowls, especially those I make at home and can control what’s going into them.


  4. Megan’s avatar

    That looks beautiful! I am trying to eat more fruits and veggies and work out more. So far I’ve done yoga 4 times a week. My goal was 6, but I soon realized that was pushing it. So 4 is good for now. I made a great quinoa dish that I’ll be posting tomorrow.


  5. Heather’s avatar

    I love that dressing idea. I have tried swapping greek yogurt for mayo in tuna, etc – but it does not work for me.

    But mixed with some lime juice and some spices, I could get on board with that…!


  6. Lindsey @ BeantownEats’s avatar

    I love this post! Seems like everyone is into some post-holiday, quick and healthy meals. Keep ‘em comin’!


  7. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    Nice work on your healthy living goals! Fewer glasses of nonchalant wine is definitely on my 2012 to-do list. This taco salad is the perfect quick and easy – but still fun – meal!


  8. Daisy’s avatar

    you guys are so healthy, way to go! anything loaded with avocado makes me smile.


  9. Molly Galler’s avatar

    If a dish has avocado, I’m in! I got hungry just reading this. Thanks for sharing!


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