Delicious Mexican Fajita Bowl with Rice

This health Mexican fajita bowl is tonight’s Monday meal. It is easy to make, tastes exactly like a fajita wrap and will fill you up more without the fast releasing carbs. Instead of having the wrap, I have chosen to add brown rice. Brown rice is much more nutritious for the body and keeps the body going for a longer duration. A diet doesn’t have to mean you take all the foods you like out and don’t eat an alternative. For example, instead of having white rice with a curry you can cook brown rice as a healthier alternative.

Fajitas are something that you think is being indulgent. However, you can still get that great taste of Mexico without having the wrap. To make it even more Mexican you can adds some black beans or any other beans. Which will add some extra protein and fibre. Meaning you can add less rice to the dish which increases your variety of foods.

What to buy

  1. 300g Chicken breast
  2. 1 pepper
  3. 1 onion
  4. 3 garlic cloves
  5. 9 baby tomatoes
  6. Mexican Fajita seasoning
  7. Brown rice
  8. Rocket to garnish
  9. Olive oil of coconut oil

How to make the Fajita bowl

  1. Cut up all the vegetables and leave them on the side.
  2. Proceed to cut the chicken into edible size bites and season them with the fajita seasoning. Massage the seasoning into the chicken to add a great taste.
  3. Boil a pan of water on the hob, when it is boiling add the brown rice and leave to cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Add oil to a pan, once hot add the onions and the garlic. Fry until golden.
  5. Add the pepper and the tomatoes and keep on a low heat.
  6. Heat some more oil in another pan to add the chicken too. Cook the chicken until white in the middle and add  to the main pan with the vegetables.
  7. Keep on a low heat until the rice has finished.
  8. Drain the water from the rice and pour some boiling water over the rice to get rid of any extra residue.
  9. Place a portion of rice into a bowl, add the Mexican fajita mixture on top and garnish with some rocket.

Personal trainers note:

As a personal trainer in Gerrards Cross, I like to keep my evening meals simple but highly nutritious. I know that my training and work during the week is hard so I have to find healthy food that is reasonably easy to cook in the evening. What I have found is that food doesn’t have to be hard at all. In fact, the easy meals you make are usually the healthiest.