It’s no secret that I love Chipotle’s vegetarian bean burritos (or the burrito-less “bowl”), but they are expensive, and the portions are a little large.


My at-home version of the burrito bowl:


Black beans, brown rice, salsa, broccoli, mushrooms, corn, and cheddar cheese…. it was a great dinner!  🙂



I still love Chipotle, though.  🙂


“Dessert” was an orange:


And my afternoon snacks (pre-workout) included Pumpkin Yogurt and granola (I am going to turn into a canned pumpkin one day soon):


And some chocolate-covered nuts:


Today’s workout was a little bit of a disappointment.  I started off great by stopping into the gym for the Intro to Iron Pumping Challenge.


Day 4: Shoulders, Chest and Triceps

  • Warm Up: 5 minutes of cardio
  • Overhead press: 3 x 12 with 10 lb dumbbells
  • Dips: 2 x 10 with body weight
  • Stability Ball Push Ups: 10 push ups
  • Planks:2 X 30 seconds
  • Lateral Raise: 3 x 12 with 5 lb dumbbells
  • Cable Tricep Extension: 3 x 12 with 30 lbs


And then I made plans with Ashley to meet for a bike ride.  I was so excited to pick  my bike up from the shop – I had called ahead and asked if the repairs were finished.   But when I got to the shop, my bike wasn’t ready! Grr.


We’re going to meet up tomorrow instead.  🙂


Time to relax with Husband…. good night!



  • Evan Thomas January 20, 2010, 8:56 pm

    I’ve never been to Chipotles, which is odd because there’s one not a mile away. But anything beans and it sounds good to me.

  • Mary (Food Fit & Fun) January 20, 2010, 8:57 pm

    All of your posts about pumpkin & yogurt make me crave pumpkin! I just keep forgetting to pick some up at the store! Tomorrow will be the day. I also did the Shoulders, Chest, & Triceps today with slight modifications. Hope your bike is ready soon!

  • Karla January 20, 2010, 9:03 pm

    I went to Chipotle once, honestly, I didn’t see what all the fuss is about. Anyway, yours looks a million times better!

    Hope you bike is ready soon!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite January 20, 2010, 9:03 pm

    I love Chipotle! Your version of the burrito bowl looks yummy!

    Bummer about the bike… hopefully tomorrow 🙂

  • Jenny January 20, 2010, 9:07 pm

    Lateral raises are killer! But I love ’em 🙂

    Sorry about your bike, hopefully it works out tomorrow!

  • Kristi @ Life at the Chateau Whitman January 20, 2010, 9:11 pm

    Yum! Looks delicious.

  • Matt January 20, 2010, 9:12 pm

    I hope you mixed all that together 😉

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner? January 20, 2010, 9:16 pm

    You should check out my or Iowa Girl Eats’ blog for a recipe for nearly identical to chipotle’s cilantro lime rice! Seriously, its made with brown rice, but the seasoning is IDENTICAL!

  • Katharine January 20, 2010, 9:22 pm

    Love the dark nail polish! (And Chipotle, too.)

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 20, 2010, 9:29 pm

    Mmmmm…LOVE places like Chipotle and Moes. Great idea to just make your own at home, because yeah, the portions at those places are OUT of control!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance) January 20, 2010, 9:30 pm

    yay chipotle!!! love it – although I’d go for your version any day!

  • Caitlin January 20, 2010, 9:35 pm

    looove Chipotle’s guacamole!

  • Katie January 20, 2010, 9:36 pm

    Mmm big Chipotle fan, dinner looks great. There is a Chipotle right across from my gym and it is SO hard to resist!

  • Jenna January 20, 2010, 9:44 pm

    Great home made meal!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) January 20, 2010, 9:48 pm

    I LOVE Chipotle. During the year I spent in Korea, I talked about Chipotle so much that my coworkers (who had never even been to America) practically knew the entire menu. 😉

    Going there tomorrow for lunch, as a matter of fact!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) January 20, 2010, 9:58 pm

    yummmm! i love the chipotle bowls, but sometimes it’s fun to make your own…especially when you can add things they don’t have like mango! 🙂

  • Sammi January 20, 2010, 10:02 pm

    I actually had the vegetarian burrito bowl for dinner! But i have successfully made it at home with the help of my genius salsa making boyfriend. The key to making it taste like chipotle is cilantro and a little lime (diced tomato, onion, cilantro, lime) ! add it next time and I bet it will taste very similar 🙂

  • Rachel January 20, 2010, 10:13 pm

    ah I still need to try the pumpkin yogurt.. it looks so good! hope everything works out with your bike tomorrow 🙂

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 20, 2010, 10:29 pm

    Bummer your bike wasn’t fixed. I love Chipotle too! We just got one by me.

  • Amanda January 20, 2010, 10:31 pm

    I have to say everytime you mention Chipotle I’m secretly jealous. We don’t have one where I live and it looks so delicious! Tonight was mexican night for us too. I made Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos (trying out some new vegetarian recipes) and they were absolutely yummy!

  • Jolene ( January 20, 2010, 10:51 pm

    I love the nail polish!!

    I have never had Chipotle before – don’t think it exists in Canada!

  • Marissa January 20, 2010, 11:06 pm

    I do love me some Chipotle!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write January 20, 2010, 11:09 pm

    I’m glad to see someone else loves Chipotle. Those burritoes are huge. EVERYtime my hubby says, don’t try to finish that, and every time, I try, fail, and hate myself for the rest of the night… Gah!

  • Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat. January 20, 2010, 11:25 pm

    I’m with you! I usually make a 9×13 pan of enchiladas so I don’t get to craving fast food borritos. The enchilads with last the three of use for two dinners and a lunch or so. Plus I can load them up with good veggies and know that I didn’t add anything terrible to the sauces.

    I usually eat half a vegetarian enchilada with a huge salad of lettuce, green peppers, avocado, green onion, tomato and cilantro. Maybe a dab of sour cream if I haven’t had too many treats during the day. I could eat this type of meal every day and be happy.

  • Amber K January 20, 2010, 11:32 pm

    No Chipotles near me, so I’ve never eaten there, but your homemade version looks amazing. I can’t wait to try something like that on my own! Especially since I found a great recipe to make my own “refried” beans at home, they were awesome! Also a great excuse to get out my slow cooker.

  • Mandy @ University Cooking January 21, 2010, 1:52 am

    Make burritos at home is such a great idea. You get exactly what you want, and it’s cheaper!

  • Freya @ January 21, 2010, 2:53 am

    arh how frustrating about your bike! Absence makes the heart grow fonder tho (apparently..) so when you do get it back, you’ll enjoy it that bit more 😛

  • Peter January 21, 2010, 5:58 am

    Your bike wasn’t ready? what a surprise! First, check EVERYTHING carefully before you pay – ride around the parking lot (bring a helmet). Be prepared to wait an hour while they fix everything the right way. Bike store mechanics don’t make a lot, because people think of bikes as toys and find a $50 labor bill way high. Find a race bike shop (even if they are insufferable), be friendly, bring coffee, expect to pay more, and tip if you’re in a super hurry and need it today – because if you ride a lot, this will happen.

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) January 21, 2010, 7:21 am

    I never grow tired of seeing your pumpkin yogurt combos. So delicious! 😀

    Hope you get your bike soon!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers January 21, 2010, 7:40 am

    Oo I’d be mad at the bike shop–at least it’ll be ready tomorrow!! I love making chipotle-bowls at home, yum!

  • lauren @ Eater not a runner January 21, 2010, 7:45 am

    I love chipotle too, but that looks awesome too 🙂

  • Lee January 21, 2010, 8:03 am

    I tried to do that workout last week and kept falling off the ball for the stability ball pushups! Was it hard for you to stay on?

    • Caitlin January 21, 2010, 8:16 am

      yes! which is why i only did 10 LOL

  • Nicole January 21, 2010, 8:22 am

    Mexican is an easy go-to dinner when all else fails or time runs low. Looks delicious! I’m a Chipotle fan too…any of the menu items not including that blasted tortilla, however! : )

  • Sara January 21, 2010, 8:29 am

    Your photos always come out so nice and make the food look even better…yummy. Makes me want to have mexican tonight!

  • Ellen Collis January 21, 2010, 8:52 am

    I’ve been putting black beans and salsa on everything lately, so yummy! And I like that mini weight workout—I just might try it at the gym today!

  • Jenn @ Livewellfit January 21, 2010, 12:13 pm

    I have to say, pumpkin yogurt is so delish but pumpkin oatmeal, oh I heart thee!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 21, 2010, 12:52 pm

    Your dinner sounds great! I love recreating meals at home that I like in restaurants.

  • Krista January 21, 2010, 1:21 pm

    Workout looks great! If you ever want more of a challenge on pushups, try them with some weight on your back – start with the 5lb plate. (NOT dumbbells, too awkward!). I do them with the 25lber but I worked up to that, they are so challenging yet fun!

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