Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Black Bean & Sweet Potato Burrito Bowl


Ok guys, this has got to be my new favorite go to dish when I'm feeling like something flavorful but easy on the waistline. I'm a big fan of TexMex or Southwestern cooking -living in SoCal, of course- and enjoy a good veggie burrito from time to time. However, when I order burrito bowls at places like Rubio's or Chipotle, I'm still very aware of how much sodium and fats are in my food. Plus, they don't have yams or sweet potatoes and we all know how much I dig a good yam, ha. 

This dish isn't too complicated to make but calls for lots of healthy, colorful ingredients. The flavors of sweet and spicy go so good together, you forget that this is a low sodium dish. Plus, it's vegetarian, gluten free and vegan. And pretty to look at! 

What you need
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or oil spray 
  • 1 yam/sweet potato, washed and cut into cubes
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup mixed peppers, cut into slices
  • 1/2 red onion, cut into slices 
  • 1 can low sodium black beans
  • 2 avocados, smashed 
  • 2 servings long grain wild rice
  • minced chives
  • sea salt
  • ground pepper 



What you'll do:

  • In a skillet on medium heat, heat oil and add yams and cinnamon. Cook covered for 14 minutes or until yams are soft, carefull not to burn. 
  • Cook peppers and onion in a greased skillet {covered} on medium heat for 7 minutes or until cooked through and lightly browned. 
  • Heat black beans in a sauce pan and set aside.
  • Cook rice according to directions. 
  • Prepare avocados by smashing and adding a pinch of sea salt and the desired amount of ground pepper.
  • Once all ingredients are prepared, it's time to layer this bowl! 
  • Start with rice, then top with yams, beans and onion/pepper mix. Then add a dollop of avocado and garnish with minced chives.  
  • Serve warm and enjoy with chips, salsa, black bean hummus or hot sauce! 

26 comments:

  1. It's so hard to find a recipe that's healthy and actually looks delicious! This is one that I know my whole family will enjoy! I'll definitely be trying this out!

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  2. This looks delicious, colorful and healthy! Also looks easy enought to make so that I can get my 10 year old cooking lol. He is my little veggie muncher! thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Looks delicious! It's so colorful! :)

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  4. This looks SO good!! I love burrito bowls :) they're the best and I'll have to give this combo a try :)

    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. This looks delicious! I love the sweet potato + black bean combo! Especially with guac on top :)

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  6. I have been on a sweet potato kick lately, this is right up my alley!! Yay for a new recipe to throw into the mix!

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  7. This looks delicious! So healthy!
    Kari
    www.sweetteasweetie.com

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  8. This looks delicious. Totally pinned it for later, because I need some healthy and veggie friendly dish ideas. I need to get this butt into shape.

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  9. This sounds so absolutuely fabulous! I've never had a burrito bowl and never had yams or sweet potatoes, not living in the United States. As a lover of Mexican food, I think I'd love this too and it's true that it's healthier than what is sold at most restaurants.

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  10. Oh yum! Love burrito bowls and I really like how this is made with black beans and sweet potatoes instead of meat. Will be trying this soon!

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  11. This looks so fresh and delicious! How inviting?!?!? Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I love this combination of ingredients! Yummy!

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  13. I absolutely adore colorful dishes, and this one looks beautiful and sounds delicious too! Gotta love a burrito bowl that is packed with veggies!

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  14. Are you serious with this?! It looks amazing! Pinning and adding to my weekly meal plan right now!

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  15. I love beans, sweet potato and Burrito!!This is totally going to be my lunch this week!

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  16. Burrito bowls are so great--all my favorite things about a regular burrito minus the extra carbs (I always try to cut back when I can right after Christmas haha) This bowl looks so good! I'm seriously drooling right now.

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  17. I make something similar at home except with brown rice or quinoa. I'll have to try wild rice next time. This looks good!

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  18. This looks so good - the colors are amazing and it's something full of vitamins, too! I pinned this, too.

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  19. What a wonderfully healthy meal. Great recipe.

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  20. This is just a good idea! I have been trying to find ways to limit the meat in my diet. This is something I will definitely have to try!! Are you a vegetarian?

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  21. Yum!! I love burrito bowls. And anything with guacamole... I'm in!

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  22. This burrito bowl looks really good! I am a vegetarian so this is right up my alley! Thanks for linking at Thursday favorite things!

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  23. That looks so colorful and tasty. Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I hope you will join us again next week.

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  24. Hi Ashleigh, this recipe looks so good, Im on a diet and it would work perfectly!!
    It is very colorful which means nutritious!!
    Great post to feature on our Oh My Heartsie Girls WW this week!!
    Thanks for Co-Hosting with us!!

    Hope you have a great week!
    Karen

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  25. Delicious and easy to make! Thank you for the recipe, I need to start eating healthier and this looks so good!

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  26. You made healthy look so good! I just may have to try this. I love a good yam as well! :) ~Lowanda of Sunshine and Elephants

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