Turkey Burrito Bowls - Light Recipes For One

Living on your own can be empowering but it also has its struggles. For example, that enormous spider on the wall is much more terrifying when you have to kill it yourself. And no, no one will be doing those dishes if you just leave them. You're going to have to do them yourself. Finally, my favorite, cooking for one. It took me a long time to figure out how to pair down meals so that I'm not eating the same thing for a week. Once you get the hang of it, it's not too hard. The trick is simplifying the instructions and rewriting the measurements yourself. Measure out about 1/4 pound of meat for a single serving and then work from there. You might have leftovers, you might not. But I can guarantee that it won't be a ridiculous amount.

I have been on a serious Latin food kick lately. Chipotle has been my #1 craving but I hate shoveling out $8 for something that I can easily make at home. This recipe is my healthy version of the well-known burrito bowl. Instead of chicken or steak, I use ground turkey for the meat and add in peppers and onions for veggies. The spices are what will give you lots of flavor so don't be afraid to use these measurements as a guide and go crazy. The chicken stock adds some moisture to keep the turkey from getting too dry. Feel free to add in extra veggies. Anything you have in the fridge will work.

Turkey Burrito Bowls
1 tsp. Olive Oil
2 tbsp. Onion, diced
1/4 cup Red Bell Pepper, diced
1/4 cup Green Bell Pepper, diced
1/4 lb. Ground Turkey
1/2 tsp. Cumin
1/2 tsp. Chili Powder
1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/8 tsp. Cayenne Powder
1/4 cup Corn
1/4 clup, Black Olives Sliced
1 tbsp. Chicken Stock
1/2 cup Brown Rice, cooked
Salt & Pepper

Toppings (optional):
Sliced Avocado or Guacamole
Shredded Cheese
Sour Cream

1. Heat olive oil in a skilled over medium-high heat. Add the onions and peppers. Saute about 5-6 minutes until softened. Add ground turkey, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, cayenne powder and salt & pepper to taste. Cook until browned.

2. Add chicken stock, corn and black olives to the pan and mix. Let simmer for a minute or two. Layer over brown rice in a bowl and top with your choice of extras.

I live with three other people now so I'm not normally cooking for one but there are nights when I get to keep it simple and cook only for me. What are some single serving recipes that you like to make?