Fajita Bowl Freezer Meal Prep

Happy Monday friends!  As promised in my previous post, here is another budget friendly freezer meal prep recipe!  Fajita bowls are one of my favorites!  I made these with a quinoa-rice that included black beans, cilantro and lime.  The ingredients to make 6 of these fajita bowls cost about$8!

Ingredients

  • 2+ lbs of boneless skinnless chicken breasts
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 onion (yellow or white)
  • 1 large bunch of cilantro
  • 1 or more jalapeños
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 c of quinoa
  • 1/2 c of rice (white or brown)
  • 1 can black beans drained
  • fajita/taco seasoning – see below for one of my favorites

Directions

  1. In a rice cooker combine 1/2 c of quinoa and 1/2 c of rice with 2 c water. Start cooking.
  2. Slice or dice chicken breasts.  Add to a large skillet with a bit of olive oil.
  3. Slice bell peppers, onion and 1 jalapeño.
  4. To save time I will put the veggies in with the chicken and cook together thoroughly.
  5. Season with 2 tbsp of your favorite taco seasoning.

When the quinoa and rice are finished cooking, remove from rice cooker and place in a large mixing bowl.  Add and combine the following:

  • 1 can of black beans drained and rinsed
  • juice of 1 lime
  • chopped cilantro, as much as you like
  • optional you can finely mince onion and jalapeño if you prefer things spicy

I ended up adding some green onion to my mixture because I had a bunch in my fridge.

Get a 1/2 c measuring cup and start filling your meal prep containers.  I really like these containers from Walmart, they are durable and you can get 15 containers with lids for under $9.

A measuring cup is not necessary, but I use one to make sure I evenly distribute the food.  I’m not the best and determining if the portions are the same!

By this time, the fajita mixture should be done.  I do the same process until I have distributed all the food.

This recipe made 6 meals.  You could easily add more veggies or meat or make more rice-quinoa to stretch this even farther.

I store these in my freezer and then grab them for lunch for work or have them for dinner.  I microwave them frozen for 2 minutes 30 seconds and they’re good to go!  I will often serve this over lettuce and add some salsa or guacamole.

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