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