Taco Meal Prep Bowls

Meal prep for the entire week with these healthy Mexican bowls. This saves you money, time, calories – you honestly can’t beat that!

Taco Meal Prep Bowls - Meal prep for the entire week with these healthy Mexican bowls. This saves you money, time, calories - you honestly can't beat that!

Meal prep really has been making a huge difference to mine and my clients weekly routine.

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It saves time and cuts out those cravings which leads to a leaner and happier you.

Now I have created some alternatives to the traditional weekly meal prep.

The first one I want to share is the taco bowl. Because who doesn’t love Mexican food, right?

Except this healthy take on Mexican food combines all the best ingredients and makes a delicious meal prep bowl.

  • Firstly, your main protein can be ground beef or ground turkey. If you want to keep it super lean, then use turkey meat.
  • Black beans add another layer of protein and are high in dietary fiber.
  • The brown rice gives you your good carbs and extra dietary fiber. This will give you sustained energy for the days tasks ahead.
  • Tomatoes are an amazing source of vitamin C and potassium.
  • And the avocado, an optional ingredient, is full of all the good fats you need in your diet for great skin, hair and lowering your cholesterol levels. (But I would recommend adding the avocado on the day of serving to prevent any browning).

Hope you guys enjoy! More meal preps ideas to come! Maybe a thanksgiving bowl?!

Taco Meal Prep Bowls

This saves you money, time, calories – you honestly can’t beat that!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground beef*
  • 2 (1.25-ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15.25-ounces) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, diced

Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan of 2 cups water, cook rice according to package instructions; set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook until beef has browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; stir in taco seasoning. Drain excess fat.
  3. Divide rice into meal prep containers. Top with ground beef mixture, black beans, corn and tomatoes.

*Ground turkey can be substituted.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 5

Amount Per Serving
Calories 639.0 Calories from Fat 255.6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28.4g 44%
Saturated Fat 9.0g 45%
Trans Fat 1.6g
Cholesterol 62.0mg 21%
Sodium 4126mg 172%
Total Carbohydrate 60.0g 20%
Dietary Fiber 8.8g 35%
Sugars 5.6g
Protein 40.0g 80%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

About the Author:

My name is Nick, based in sunny California but originally from London. I have a 1-yr old rescue terrier mix named Edgar. I like movie nights, pizza, pasta, donuts...basically all food. ;) Oh, and the gym. Because a balance is important. (...more about Nick)

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