Thursday, 3 September 2015

Healthy Mexican Hot Bowl Recipe

With the weather getting a little colder it's the perfect time to start making hearty evening meals. After a busy day at work there is nothing nicer them coming home to a healthy home cooked meal. This recipe is ideal for freezing down so you'll always have it waiting for you.

Here's how to make my Healthy Mexican Hot Bowl

100g (Dry) Quinoa
1 Red Pepper
1 Green Pepper
100g Sweetcorn
1 Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
1 Tin of cooked Black Beans
1tbsp Olive Oil
Chilli Powder (Optional)

Cook the quinoa following the instructions on the packet. Dice up the peppers and drain the black beans.

Heat the oil in the pan and add the diced peppers. Heat through for around 5 minutes then add the black beans and the sweetcorn. Turn down the heat and allow the veg to soften.

Add the quinoa to the veg and stir. Season the mixture. I had to transfer the veg and quinoa mix to a bigger sauce pan before adding the tinned tomatoes because it wouldn't fit in my pan. But if you have plenty of space, pour in the tinned tomatoes and all to simmer for around 20 minutes stirring occasionally. This will allow time for all the flavours to mix.

I then take the mixture off the heat and allow it to cool down before I decant it into plastic containers. I find that the mix can be split into 6 generous portions and I usually put 4 straight in the freezer. 

Ways To Serve

Why not try this tasty mix by itself topped with some fresh avocado and a squeeze of lime. It's also nice to add some fresh chillies on the top if your a fan of spice.

I have tried to do a rough guide of the nutritional content, I scanned in all the correct foods on My Fitness Pal but the weighs of each serving may be a little different. I went on the assumption that the salad can be split into 6 portions.
Calories - 174
Fat (g) - 5.1
Carbs (g) - 21.6
Protein (g) - 6.4

Cost Per Serving - £0.76

This cost per serving just includes the basic Hot Bowl recipe. Adding other ingredients for serving e.g. Avocado and Cheese have not been included. I think the cheapest way to serve is simply in a wrap. 

Check out my other healthy and budget friendly recipes here.

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