If you also are tired of any or all of the above. I have a solution for you: Chipotle Mexican Grill!
|Conor digging into his kids' meal.|
|Burrito Bowl with Chicken|
Some days I go with the kids and get a kids meal (as you know, I'm quite little):
John loves the rice so much that the first time we went there he asked them how do they make it. Can you believe that? He must have been 4 at the time enquiring about the rice which he thinks is De-li-cious! We also like to get a side of guac with that!
Some nights we try to do our own version, of Chipotle, at home. I do quesadillas on my sandwich toaster served with homemade guac, fat free sour cream, goya beans and this version of the rice from skinnytaste.com:
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 • Size: 3/4 cup • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 201.0 • Fat: 3.4 • Carbs: 37.4 • Fiber: 0 • Protein: 4.0 g
1 cup extra long grain rice or basmati rice
1/2 lime, juice of
2 cups water
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
3 tsp vegetable oil
In a small heavy pot, add rice, water, 1 tsp oil and salt. Boil on high until most of the water evaporates. When the water just skims the top of the rice, reduce to low and cover about 15 minutes. Shut off flame and keep covered an additional 5 minute.
In a medium bowl, combine chopped cilantro, lime juice, rice and remaining oil and toss until completely mixed.
The closest Chipotle to us is in Hingham, at Derby Street Shoppes. So if you have some time between your Christmas shopping or if you want to take the kids somewhere over the holidays, I highly recommend lunch at Chipotle. It is definitely a happy meal!