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Fiber-Full Burrito Bowls

Per Serving

Fiber-Full Burrito Bowls

Makes: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
Calories 530
Fat 16 g
Saturated Fat 5.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 46 g
Fiber 9 g
Sugars 7 g
Cholesterol 115 mg
Sodium 670 mg
Potassium 1,130 mg
Protein 52 g
Phosphorus 555 mg
Choices: Starch 2.5, Nonstarchy Vegetable 2, Lean Protein 6, Fat 1
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes


2 cups prepared Mexican rice or brown rice, warmed
2 cups shredded chicken (from Chicken Tacos Verde recipe, link below), warmed
1 cup canned pinto beans, drained, rinsed, and warmed
4 cups mixed salad greens, shredded
1 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
2 cups diced tomatoes
1/2 cup pico de gallo
1/4 cup guacamole


  1. Into each of 4 serving bowls, add 1/2 cup rice, 1/2 cup chicken from Chicken Tacos Verde recipe, and 1/4 cup beans.
  2. Garnish each with equal amounts of shredded salad greens, cheese, tomatoes, and pico de gallo. Top each with 1 Tbsp guacamole. Serve immediately.

Recipe adapted from Tex-Mex Diabetes Cooking: More Than 140 Authentic Southwestern Favorites by Kelley Cleary Coffeen, PhD. Available at shopdiabetes.org, 800-232-6733, or bookstores nationwide.


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