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I'm so excited you are here! Savor by Juliana is inspired by a love for all things creative. I'll be sharing a collection of recipes, nutrition tips, and charming home & kitchen finds. 

With a passion for cooking and nutrition, I'll dish out simple, wholesome recipes for every season. My food philosophy is keep it simple and well-balanced. 

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Burrito Bowls


Make your own Chipotle style burrito bowls at home! The best part – everyone can build their own bowl and customize it the way they like. Set out all of the toppings on the table for a fun meal the whole family will enjoy. Save leftovers for tacos or a fiesta style salad the next day. Not only is this a colorful dish, it’s such a well-balanced meal with whole grains, protein, and lots of veggies. If you’re planning to add this one to the weekly meal rotation, it’s easy to make and sure to be a favorite!

How to a Build Burrito Bowl

#1 Start with a base

Brown rice or quinoa are delicious whole grains for burrito bowls. Whole grains are high in fiber and nutrients, so I recommend choosing them over refined grains. When I’m in a pinch for time or prepping on a weeknight, I love using frozen brown rice because it’s so quick to cook. Dress up brown rice or quinoa with a little cilantro, lime juice, and lime zest.

#2 Pick a protein

Grilled chicken, lean beef, or shrimp are great protein choices. Looking for a vegetarian option? Black or pinto beans are a source of plant-based protein and paired with a grain make it complete.

#3 Add toppings

Sprinkle on the toppings of your choice. Some of the classics – black or pinto beans, pico de gallo, freshly chopped romaine lettuce, avocado, salsa, shredded cheese, fajita veggies, roasted corn, or a dollop of sour cream. Each time you prep this meal mix it up with different toppings depending on what you have on hand.

The Basics of a Burrito Bowl  

  • Grain: brown rice or quinoa
  • Protein: grilled chicken, lean beef, shrimp or vegetarian-style with beans
  • Toppings:
    • Black or pinto beans (see seasoned black bean recipe below)
    • Fajita vegetables (see recipe below)
    • Roasted corn (fresh or frozen)
    • Shredded lettuce
    • Pico de gallo (homemade or store bought)
    • Avocado or guacamole (homemade or store bought)
    • Salsa
    • Shredded 2% cheese – mild cheddar or Monterey Jack
    • Jalapenos (fresh or pickled)
    • Sour cream (love good culture for added probiotic benefit)
    • Fresh lime wedges
    • Fresh cilantro

Recipe: Seasoned Black Beans


  • 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ jar salsa
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced


  1. Add black beans, salsa, cumin and minced garlic to saucepan.
  2. Simmer on medium for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm while preparing other toppings.

Recipe: Fajita veggies


  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced  


  1. Wash bell peppers and pat dry. Slice off top and bottom. Remove seeds and slice into strips.   
  2. Peel red onion. Slice in half. Lay flat side of onion on cutting board and slice into thin strips.
  3. In a cast iron skillet, warm oil on medium-high heat.
  4. Add onions and bell peppers.
  5. Cook for 6-8 minutes, occasionally stirring, until slightly charred.

I’d love to see your burrito bowl creations! Tag us on Instagram @savorbyjuliana!

based in Dallas-Fort Worth

Registered Dietitian

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