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Colorful Taco Bowls

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I’m so excited I finally had a moment to document these insanely pretty and EASY taco bowls. I’m obsessed with them! As you guys know, I try to live a light carb life – as in, if I can cut carbs somewhere and it’s still good I will. BUT, sometimes a good homemade pasta is just the answer and I’m f*cking eating it. This meal happens to be one that I can live without the main carb, which is a tortilla. Love burritos, tacos, taquitos, floutas, etc. but sometimes you just want the flavors of Mexican food minus all the carbs. 

I also love when you can throw a meal together from the random ingredients in the fridge and this bowl is perfect for that. I always switch it up based on what’s in the fridge so feel free to do the same. In fact, I think this became a tortilla-less bowl because I was out of tortillas and didn’t feel like going to the store lol. Win win! 

Scroll down for the recipe. 


Colorful Taco Bowls

What you need

  • 1 Pound ground turkey
  • 2 Cups rice, cooked
  • Taco seasoning (a packet will do)
  • 1 Can black beans
  • 1 Bell pepper, stripped (I like orange or red)
  • Cojita cheese, crumbled
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Pickled onion (I get mine at the farmers market)
  • Limes
  • Cilantro
  • Hot sauce (optional)
  • Olive oil

What to do

  • Cook your rice on the stove or in a rice cooker, set aside.
  • Heat a pan with olive oil over medium heat.
  • Cook your ground turkey until browned.
  • Add your bell pepper strips & black beans to the pan.
  • Season all of it using the taco seasoning pouch, add 1/3 cup of water and let simmer on low heat.
  • Layer a large bowl with rice, ground turkey / black beans / bell peppers, cojita cheese, pickled onion, avocado, cilantro, and squeeze fresh limes over everything. 


*Tip: You could very easily swap the bell pepper for zucchini, broccoli, or cauliflower. Any veggie works really! 

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