Quinoa Burrito Bowls

Quinoa Burrito Bowl

Tamera Mowry Quinoa Burrito Bowl

I am always looking for new and healthy dinner options for my family. That’s why I got really excited about coming up with this more nutritious twist on a traditional burrito bowl. I tried to create a recipe that would ditch the rice and cheese elements, and instead use ingredients that were a little better (like arugula and quinoa).

I have to say, this recipe turned out pretty well! The dish is easy to make, and is definitely full of healthy whole foods and good fats. It also has a lot of flexibility, so if you want to add other veggies or seasonings, you can easily make it your own. Everyone in my house thoroughly enjoyed it, and I hope you guys do too!

Let me know if you guys try this recipe, and how you like it!

Xx
Tamera

Quinoa Burrito Bowl

Quinoa Burrito Bowls | Serves 4 | Prep Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cooked chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 2 large avocados, sliced lengthwise
  • ½ pound of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup of dry quinoa
  • ½ cup of cooked corn kernels
  • ½ cup of black beans, drained
  • 5 cups of arugula, divided into quarters
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup of black olives, sliced
  • Diced jalapeno pepper, to taste
  • Sour cream, to taste
  • Olive oil to drizzle on top
  • 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt (divided up into quarter cups for each plate)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Cook quinoa according to instructions. Once cooked, let it cool for five minutes and then combine in a bowl corn and black beans and set aside.
  • Shred cooked chicken breasts and season with chili powder and set aside.
  • To assemble each bowl: Start by placing quinoa mixture in one half of the bowl. On the other side, add arugula. Next, place chicken on top, followed by all other vegetables. Top with black olives and jalapenos and one quarter cup of Greek yogurt. Next, lightly drizzle olive oil over each bowl and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Zucchini and Squash Bake Recipe

I’ve shared a lot of main dishes here on my site, such as slow cooker pork tenderloin and steak fajitas… And even a few cozy drink recipes like my hot apple cider. I’d say it’s about time to serve up a side dish to pair with all your fall comfort foods. It’s easy to load up on buttery biscuits and mashed potatoes this time of year, but if you’re trying to opt for something healthier, those might not be your go-to. This zucchini bake is quick and easy (only a few ingredients) and it doesn’t feel like a health food, it’s actually yummy and satisfying.

This recipe feeds two, so double or bake two for a family of four.

Zucchini and Squash Bake - Easy Zucchini Recipes - Tamera Mowry

First, preheat the oven to 425 F.

Zucchini and Squash Bake - Easy Zucchini Recipes - Tamera Mowry

Using a peeler, peel one zucchini and one Gold Rush squash lengthwise. Then place those slivers in a large bowl and toss with salt and pepper and 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil.

Zucchini and Squash Bake - Easy Zucchini Recipes - Tamera Mowry

Next, line a nonstick baking pan (the dimensions of this dish are 5×7”) with alternate layers of zucchini and then squash until all slices are in dish. Bake for 20 minutes.

Zucchini and Squash Bake - Easy Zucchini Recipes - Tamera Mowry

When the twenty minutes are almost up, shred 1/2 cup of gruyere cheese. Remove pan and sprinkle on top. Then, sprinkle 1/3 cup of panko crumbs on top of that; bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Once done, let cool and serve! Seriously the best healthy side dish ever.

What would you serve this dish with?

Xx,
Tamera

One Pot Chicken with Tomatoes

You can’t deny that one-dish meals are the best. Whether it’s one pot pasta or a slow cooker recipe, minimal meals are a busy parent’s best friend. This healthy chicken and tomatoes dish is no exception, and it’s pretty easy to whip up. See below for my step-by-step and let me know if you try yourself!

One Pot Chicken & Tomatoes - Easy Chicken Recipes - Tamera Mowry

Looking good already! So here’s what to do…

One Pot Chicken & Tomatoes - Easy Chicken Recipes - Tamera Mowry

Ingredients
4 boneless skinless chicken breast
1 package grape tomatoes, halved
1/3 c. low sodium chicken broth
1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
1/4 c. lemon juice
1 package organic spinach leaves
½ tsp each salt, pepper, poultry seasoning
2 cloves garlic, minced

One Pot Chicken & Tomatoes - Easy Chicken Recipes - Tamera Mowry

First, season and pan fry the chicken breast, 3-4 minutes on each side. Then, transfer it to a deep sauté pan with the tomatoes, seasoning, garlic, lemon, vinegar and broth.

One Pot Chicken & Tomatoes - Easy Chicken Recipes - Tamera Mowry

Bring to a boil, cover, and cook. You’ll want your tomatoes to start to soften.

One Pot Chicken & Tomatoes - Easy Chicken Recipes - Tamera Mowry

…It will look a little something like this. Stomach rumbling yet?

One Pot Chicken & Tomatoes - Easy Chicken Recipes - Tamera Mowry

Drain the broth, and prepare a plate with a bed of spinach. You can save the broth and boil with a bit of corn starch to thicken it if you want to drizzle sauce on top of your chicken.

Top with lemon and enjoy!

Xx,
Tamera

Flank Steak with Avocado Chimichurri

June is here, and you what that means… A summer of grilling! If you’re new to preparing steak or grilling in general, this recipe is for you. The flank steak isn’t tough to figure out and prepare to your liking, and chimichurri sauce is basically tons of delicious, flavorful ingredients all mixed up together.

Flank Steak with Avocado Chimichurri

Ingredients
1 flank steak
steak seasoning

(for sauce)
2    garlic cloves, minced
½   cup parsley
½   cup cilantro
1    teaspoon oregano
½   cup olive oil
¼   cup red wine vinegar
½   teaspoon salt
¼   teaspoon red pepper flakes
1    avocado, sliced in small pieces
juice of 1 lime

Flank Steak with Avocado Chimichurri

Directions
1. Turn the grill on high. Sear both sides of seasoned steak for 1-2 minutes each. Then move it off the direct heat and grill on medium for about 4-6 more minutes.
2. Mix all sauce ingredients in a mixing bowl until they resemble a chunky sauce, distributing the seasoning throughout.
3. Spread sauce on steak and enjoy!

Flank Steak with Avocado Chimichurri

Have you tried steak and chimichurri before?

Xx,
Tamera