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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Burrito Bowls with Light Tomatillo Ranch Dressing - Eat Healthy 2016

You won't even miss the tortilla in this lightened up version of Burrito Bowls with Light Tomatillo Ranch Dressing! It's a healthy dinner packed with tons of flavor!

 Burrito Bowls with Light Tomatillo Ranch Dressing #EatHealthy16

Welcome to #EatHealthy16 where over 30 bloggers are coming together to share recipes to help you with your start 2016 off on the right track with food that is nutritious and delicious. Brianne of Cupcakes & Kale Chips will have healthy snacks, Jamie of Love Bakes Good Cakes will have healthy meals, and Jenny of The Melrose Family will have healthy desserts, so make sure you follow the #EatHealthy16 hashtag throughout the month of January for tons of inspiration!

We are also excited to be giving all of our readers a chance to win a Blendtec 725 blender and Twister Jar, an over $750 value. Be sure to head over to Cupcake Diaries to enter! You have through February 5, 2016, to enter. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents 18 years of age and older. Winner must respond via email with a valid shipping address within 48 hours of being contacted or another winner will be selected. Good luck!

Disclaimer: Blendtec provided blenders for the giveaway and the three hostesses for review purposes. No other compensation was received, and, as always, all opinions are my own.


Today, I am welcoming Alli from Cupcake Diaries to share a recipe for #EatHealthy16. After you grab the recipe, be sure to head over to her blog and enter the awesome Blendtec giveaway for a chance to win! :)

Hi! My name is Alli from Cupcake Diaries and I am thrilled to be sharing a recipe on Love Bakes Good Cakes, one of my all-time favorite blogs. Such a pleasure to be here! My blog is all about easy, family-friendly recipes that don't take a lot of time. As a mom of three young boys, time isn't something I have a lot of! I'm all about easy recipes. One of my kids' favorites is Creamy Tomato and Tortellini Soup. Throw everything in a pot and let it simmer! I started my blog five years ago with a love for cupcakes and continue to share easy desserts, dinners, and so much more on my blog. From cupcakes to crock pots and everything in between!

We love burritos at our house. Probably more than I care to admit! As one of our goals for the new year is to eat a little better, we decided to make burritos in a healthier way. All of our favorite ingredients are there but without wrapping it all up in a tortilla, we piled it all into a bowl. And it was delicious!

Burrito Bowls with Light Tomatillo Ranch Dressing

I was not sure how my kids were going to react to this version of a burrito. They ended up loving it! My five year old said, "Mom, this looks delicious!" I was so excited when he thought it tasted delicious too. Even my three year old liked it! The dressing is one that we love to make for a copycat version of Cafe Rio's Sweet Pork Barbacoa Salad. We lightened it up for the burrito bowls by using greek yogurt. And it tastes so close to the original recipe! Talk about a win.

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Burrito Bowls with Light Tomatillo Dressing 
Alli @ Cupcake Diaries
makes 4-6 servings


1 1/2 c. brown rice, uncooked
2 c. romaine lettuce, chopped
1 (15.25 oz) can black beans
1 (15.25 oz) can sweet whole kernel corn
1 large tomato, diced

Light Tomatillo Dressing 

2 c. greek yogurt
1/4 bunch cilantro, cleaned and pulled from stems
1 tomatillo, cut into chunks and paper skin removed
1/4 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 jalapeno, seeds removed
juice of 1 lime
1/2 tsp. salt
1 green onion stem (all of the green part)


Cook rice according to package directions. Place rice in bowls and top with lettuce, beans, corn, and tomato.

Prepare dressing by combining all ingredients in a blender. Drizzle over burrito bowls and serve.

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Follow me on my blog and social media for more recipes as well as printables and party ideas.

Don't forget to head over and enter for a chance to win in the Blendtec giveaway!

Here are two of my other favorite light dishes!
Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup

Spinach Lasagna Rolls

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 Red Curry Eggplant over Cauliflowered Rice

 Healthier Version Chicken Parmigiana

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1 comment:

  1. This looks so good, I'm always on the lookout for a delicious meat free option for dinner! :)


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