When it comes to easy lunches, you cannot go past a burrito bowl. So many elements and options can be smashed together, into a healthy, yummy bowl of goodness.

Each person has their preference, so let’s talk about some great options you can use as elements to build a burrito bowl you will love.


Slow cook some beef chunks with a little added spices, onion and garlic too if you like. Then shred and use. Other options of course are chicken, or lamb. You could even used flaked fish!

Adding protein without meat is easy too. You could use boiled egg, or  legumes. Chickpeas, lentils, any type of beans.  Adding legumes really ups the protein, which will hep to keep you feeling full.


Rice or quinoa. You don’t have to add a grain to your bowl if you would prefer not to of course.

Another option is to add nuts if tolerated, or seeds such as sunflower and pumpkin for a nice added texture.


Adding an abundance of different veggies ups the nutrition of your bowl, and adds great crunch and flavour. Add avocado for its great fat content and to help keep you feeling full for longer. You could even make the avo into an awesome guacamole, for added flavour.

Putting it all together

What is so great about this meal is it can easily help you clean out the fridge of leftovers. If you like to meal prep, this idea makes a great lunch to go. Simply pack two containers, one of the hot elements and one of the cold, then heat and serve.

Healthy food can be super simple, and very nourishing. This recipe is great at combining the two with very little effort!