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What We're Eating: Easy Breakfast Burrito Bowls

In our house, we could probably live on two meals: brinner (breakfast for dinner) and taco bowls (basically, taco ingredients without the shells). I'm pretty sure at least one, sometimes both, are on the menu every week.

So when I saw a recipe on SkinnyTaste for breakfast burrito bowls, I was intrigued - it's our two favorite meals in one! But then, I realized cutting up, seasoning and roasting the squash required more patience than I typically have for cooking dinner. (Other people may have no problem with it, but I'm a little lazy in the kitchen <--- Understatement!)

Immediately, I started brainstorming easier options. And, in a moment of pure genius, I came up with the anchor to my newest recipe: CILANTRO LIME HASH BROWNS. Yes, you read that right.

Cilantro. Lime. Hash browns. YES!

Because I'm obsessed with Chipotle, I mastered homemade cilantro lime rice a while ago, and I figured I could do the same with shredded hash browns. Not only does this better support the "breakfast" part of the meal, but it also cuts the points (2 points per cup for hash browns compared to 6 points for white rice!) AND it tastes just as amazing.

So no offense to SkinnyTaste (God knows I love ya!), but here's a much easier (in my opinion) version of the same meal.

All the ingredients (cute kitchen helper optional)

Easy Breakfast Burrito Bowls - 7 SmartPoints Total

Start by making the cilantro lime hash browns (2 points per cup):

  • 1 bag frozen shredded hash browns
  • 1 small bunch cilantro 
  • Approx. 1 tsp. of sea salt
  • Approx. 1/4 cup lime juice 
Cook the hash browns in a large skillet, mix in the cilantro, lime juice and sea salt to taste. Scoop out a 1-cup serving on your plate, then top with:
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute, cooked (I used Meijer's Great Egg Spectations for 1 point)
  • 1/4 cup 2% shredded Mexican cheese (3 points)
  • 2 tbs. fat-free sour cream (1 point)
  • 1/2 cup salsa (0 points for most brands)

A note about points: Weight Watchers recently switched over to SmartPoints instead of PointsPlus. I'm not going to explain the details, but this recipe was calculated with the new SmartPoints. My old recipes (like the one linked at the beginning of this post) were calculated with the old PointsPlus. Eventually I hope to update them ... but I think you have a better chance of seeing Oprah show up at my local Weight Watchers meeting. ;)


  1. Where was my invitation for breakfast? Sounds delicious!

    1. Well, we ate them for dinner! Your invitation must have been lost in the mail. ;)


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