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Nourish the present you with this vibrant and flavor-packed Tex-Mex beef fajita nourish bowl that takes less than 5 minutes to prepare with ingredients prepped in advance.
Tex-Mex Beef Fajita Grain Bowl

The Lord has been so gracious to me lately, and my heart overflows with gratitude and peace.

If I were to describe these past several months in one word, it would be unstable. The Hungryman and I were on the fence about a lot of pivotal decisions that had to be made, but thankfully things are finally starting to fall into place. One of the biggest decisions we made and feel good about is that we’re going to continue to be Austinites!

Professionally, as you may know, I graduated this past December with a Masters in Human Nutrition. Part of the reason why I couldn’t settle on a job was we because weren’t sure if we should move to Houston to take care of my recently widowed mother-in-law as well as to be closer to both of our families. However, after praying hard over our situation and making our final decision accordingly, God began to open so many doors for me. I’ve found a job in my neck of the woods, and the mere thought of it gets me all giddy and energized. I’m so ready to pour out my passion and love into helping my fellow Austinites in their journeys to holistic health and wellness. Additionally, I’m working on a HUGE “project” with my dear friend, Brittany, which I can’t wait to share with you!

So you can see a lot is going on in my life right now, and all I can say is I am grateful.

I will tackle every challenge as it arises, but today, I’m going to live and cherish the present moment. I’m going to slow down and nourish my mind, body, and soul. I’m going to celebrate all my victories, however small they may be.

 

Tex-Mex Beef Fajita Grain Bowl

Speaking of cherishing the present moment, that’s how I try to approach eating. Some days I feel like eating a fresh, colorful salad while some days all I want is a big, juicy burger. I honor those cravings rather than suppress them because nourishing our bodies doesn’t mean always or never.

Present-moment nourishment also means removing myself from distractions and carving out some time to just be one with my food – chewing and enjoying every bite. Guilt and judgement have no place here.

Tex-Mex Beef Fajita Grain Bowl

I did a little experiment this past week and ate this bowl of goodness under two different circumstances – 1) while responding to emails and 2) while doing nothing else but eating. With such bold flavors from the Tex-Mex beef fajita meat, chipotle black beans, buttered corn, cilantro, etc. you would think you’d taste the components equally no matter how distracted you are.

Not true! Sure, I tasted things, but in comparison to when I just focused on eating, the flavors were not as pronounced and I just didn’t feel satisfied with the meal (so then I mindlessly munched on some crackers and cheese).

All this to say, I invite you to hold this Tex-Mex Beef Fajita Nourish Bowl in your hands and give it your undivided attention..some TLC if you will. Your tastebuds shall thank you.

Now, let’s talk about the recipe. This month’s Recipe Redux challenge was cook once, eat twice. We were encouraged to use a recipe already on the blog and to make a second meal out of it. I had a lot of fun digging through my past recipes. Since this past week was all about Tex-Mex (check out my recent Meal Prep Friday), I decided to make this Slow-cooker Tex-Mex Beef Fajitas that I shared back when I had just started blogging. This photo makes me laugh. Clearly, I used to REALLY dig close-up shots of my food.

Slow cooker Tex-Mex beef fajita

In case you’re interested, here are the food photography tips/tricks I’ve picked up along my journey.

As far as the recipe for this bowl goes, there is none really. That’s the beauty of these nourish bowls. They can transform your leftovers to something wonderful and craveable. While I leave you with a “recipe,” as always, feel free to use whatever you have on hand, spice it up however you want to…just make it your own. Nourish the Present you! 

Tex-Mex Beef Fajita Nourish Bowls

Makes 1 bowl

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 oz. Tex-Mex beef fajitas
  • 1/4 cup black beans (seasoned with some chipotle chiles, salt and pepper)
  • 1/4 cup corn (sauteed in a skillet with some butter, seasoned with salt and pepper)
  • 1/4 cup fresh red bell pepper, diced
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro
  • 1/2 cup cooked whole grain of choice (I used a rice mix)
  • Lime juice
  • Salsa (I used the slow-cooked tomatoes from the slow-cooker beef)

Add all the ingredients to a bowl, mix, and enjoy!

Now check out these other delicious and healthy 2-for-1 recipes from my fellow reduxers!

 

About Min

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian, a Christ follower, a wife, and a mom to our two miracle babies! Currently, I’m having a ton of fun feeding their tummies and sharing our baby led weaning journey! Follow me on Instagram if interested in seeing daily menu as well as tips and tricks.

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10 Comments

  1. Excellent recipe. I must admit it. I was skeptical about this recipe..but. After I made it I must say that my old recipe doesn’t compare to this one. Thanks for sharing !

  2. Looks delish…as always. ADORE Tex Mex! (: Can’t wait to hear about your new project!! And headed to look at your new photo tips/tricks!

  3. This looks amazing and I’m totally adding it to our menu this week! That’s my kind of meal! So glad the stars are aligning for you! I’m excited about your new job and hope we get to hear more about it 🙂

  4. Congrats! Austin is one of my favorite cities and has a great food scene 🙂 I love the simplicity of this recipe, pinning to make!

  5. these are my favorite kind of bowls.. minus the corn. I know, I’m weird. But i can stomach it… much. But all the rest, yes!

  6. Min, congrats on your new job!! So excited for you. I’ll have to visit you in Austin at some point! It’s up there on my “to visit” list. I’m guilty of multi-tasking when I eat my meals. Except lunch because I usually take that outside. I eat my food so much slower and enjoy it more when I don’t have a computer or book in front of me. Love how you repurposed the fajitas into a lovely bowl!

  7. Congrats Min, I’m so happy and excited for you! I also can’t wait to hear all about what you and Brittany are up to! This Nourish Bowl looks amazing, the meat looks so flavorful. I actually have a somewhat similar burrito bowl post coming later this week- great minds… Pete and I eat most of dinners in front of the TV (this is byproduct of working late hours in the ER and having a toddler that has significantly cut down on our TV time), but I’m totally inspired to try to focus more attention on our food, I’ll just have to convince Pete 🙂