Copy Cat Chipotle Burrito Bowl

Two recipes for the price of one!

If you know me personally, you know that I absolutely LOVE Chipotle. I eat there at least once a week and always make it fit my macros. My husband and I have tried to reproduce Chipotle at home, but were never successful, until today!

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We started with my Crock Pot Salsa Chicken, then created some cilantro lime rice, topped with some sautéed onions, fresh cilantro lime salsa and sour cream. It was phenomenal and so close to the actual Chipotle food that I was in disbelief. I wanted to eat every last piece of rice.

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken

Ingredients:
2 lbs (32 ounces) boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 15.5 ounce can of salsa
1/2 package of cilantro

Directions:
1. Place chicken, taco seasoning, salsa, and cilantro in the crock pot mixing until salsa and taco seasoning are incorporated and cover chicken.
2. Cook on high for 4 hours.
3. Shred chicken (kitchen aid mixer is awesome for this)

Macros
Serving size: 4 ounces of raw chicken (about 3 ounces of cooked chicken)
Protein 26 grams
Carbs 11 grams
Fiber 3 grams
Fat 1 grams

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Cilantro Lime Rice

Ingredients:
1 cup (184 grams) of long grain white rice
2 tablespoons butter
1 lime (a few squirts of lime juice)
1 3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon salt
1 tbsp chopped cilantro

Directions:
1. In a saucepan on high heat, melt butter.
2. Once butter is melted, add rice and lime juice and cook until rice is translucent.
3. Add water and salt and cook on high until water is boiling.
4. Once water and rice have reached a boil, turn heat down and simmer for 20 minutes or until all of the water is absorbed into the rice.
5. Remove rice from heat and add cilantro, mixing and fluffing rice with a fork.

Macros
Serving size: 129 grams of cooked rice
Calories 211
Protein 3 grams
Carbohydrate 37 grams
Fiber 1 gram
Fat 6 grams

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Cilantro Tomato Salsa

Ingredients:
1 roma tomato
1/2 yellow onion
1/2 tbsp cilantro
1 tbsp lime juice

Directions:
1. Dice tomato and onion.
2. Add cilantro and lime juice and incorporate well.

Macros
Serving size: Around 2 tablespoons
Calories 17
Protein 3 grams
Carbohydrate 4 grams
Fiber 1 gram
Fat 0 grams

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This is definitely an easy and quick recipe to meal prep for an entire week. I wish we would have made more rice because my husband ended up eating most of it! Next time I will prep more rice for sure!

The trick to the Chipotle taste is the cilantro and the lime juice, so don’t be afraid to go crazy with it. Also the butter is absolutely necessary to make the rice that creamy and sticky consistency that Chipotle uses. It was quite amazing.

You can prep the chicken in the Crock Pot in the morning, and then make the rice and salsa just before eating. My husband ate this on a burrito, but I just ended up having a “burrito bowl”. We seriously hit the nail on the head with this one! I can’t wait to eat the left overs tomorrow!

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Clean & Jerk 2-2-2-2

Worked up to 160 lbs and felt decent on the clean, jerk still needs some work.

Snatch 1-1-1-1-1-1

Worked up to 115 but felt off today.

Front Squat 3-3-3, 1-1-1

Worked up to 190 x 3, then 215 x 1. Butt/sacrum is still bugging me so i took it a little easier today. Still feeling better than this past week.

WOD:

3 rounds for time:

100 double unders

15 toes to bar

20 box jump

15 burpees

16:38

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I woke up today at 145.8 lbs, the lowest I have been in WEEKS, all while increasing my calories/macros on my reverse diet. My sacrum/back has been iffy, but I found on Reddit an amazing set of back stretches, piriformis stretches and IT band stretches that I has made a world of difference. I no longer have pain in my sacrum or back but more in my right hip/gluteal region. So much progress!

I was so happy to weigh in this morning and also super surprised. I was weighing in at 148 lbs consistently and then all of a sudden, a huge drop! I am a believer in this process! I’m also feeling leaner everyday. I love reverse dieting!

   

Macro Friendly Stuffed Shells

Hey guys! I have another great recipe for you all that I made last night for the hubs! The Italian in him loved it and said it was definitely a winner!

Macro friendly stuffed shells

Since starting my slow reverse diet, I have been thinking of all of the great things I’ll be able to eat again, namely pastas and Italian dishes. It’s not that I couldn’t eat these before, but I generally went for leaner proteins and high volume foods. These were perfect and pretty reasonable on the macro end.

Ingredients:

24 jumbo shells (8 ounces)
2 cups (16 ounces) lite ricotta cheese
1 cup (8 ounces) 2% milk shredded low-moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese (low fat mozzarella)
1 jar pasta sauce

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Boil and cook shells according to package label.
2. Combine ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese.
3. After shells have cooled, stuff 1-2 tablespoons of cheese mixture into each shell.
4. Line a casserole dish with a thin layer of pasta sauce and place stuffed shells into the dish. Cover with remaining pasta sauce.
5. Bake in oven covered for 40 minutes, then uncover and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
6. Serve and devoir.

Macros
Serving size: 3 stuffed shells
Calories 226
Protein 13 grams
Carbs 29 grams
Fiber 2 grams
Fat 6 grams

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I actually intended to add spinach to the cheese stuffing initially, but forgot to grab it in the grocery store! I paired these with homemade meatballs (which I will post soon) for some extra protein. As far as a pasta recipe goes, this is pretty good! 29 grams of carbohydrates for 3 shells! I was definitely full and satisfied as well after just three shells.

So try this one out and let me know what you think. I found the lite ricotta cheese right next to the regular ricotta cheese and the mozzarella cheese is the lower fat option that I use all the time with just 6 grams of fat per serving! Don’t you love flexible dieting?!

Weekly Update

Another week to update you all on! Pretty decent if I must say so myself. Let’s get into it:

Starting weight: 160 lbs
Last week’s weight:145.6 lbs
This week’s weight: 147.6 lbs
Difference: 2.0 lbs

Current macros:
Protein: 155 grams
Carbs: 175 grams on work days/145 grams on rest days
Fiber: 30-35 grams
Fat: 40 grams
*One refeed day at 265 grams carbs

Progress pictures:

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This week was pretty decent for myself. My weight is up, but I’m also on my cycle with a few days left. Looking at the progress pictures though I would never have thought I was on my cycle. I see a baby 4 pack coming through!

This week was great as far as eating goes because I got more carbs to play with! I didn’t hit my macros perfectly, but I was pretty close each day. I went over on fats Friday and Saturday night after hanging out with friends. Such is life.

This week I hit a new front squat PR at 235 lbs and nailed my back squat prior PR of 240, feeling like I had more in the tank. I’m so ready to hit 250!!

I’ve been dealing with what I think is a tight hip flexor and IT band, which is causing some discomfort, but not enough to make me concerned. It’s on the mend now and feeling better.

For those curious, these were my weights this week:

4/14: 145.6
4/15: 148.0
4/16: 148.6
4/17: 147.6
4/18: 147.2
4/19: 146.8
4/20: 147.6
4/21: 147.4

So no, my weight does not stay the same all week, especially while on my cycle. But everyday I woke up feeling leaner and leaner.

I’m excited for this week and hoping for more carbs this week! Fingers crossed!