Spicy Mexican bowl

The burrito bowl is a lunch staple for many because of their versatility, they’re easy to make and tastes amazing.  This spicy Mexican bowl recipe is ideal as a quick low carb or keto meal, especially if you’re keeping an eye on your blood sugars or need a bit of extra energy. 

The ground beef provides plenty of protein along with zinc, phosphorus, selenium, choline and B12 while the spinach fills in the vitamin A, K and folate. The guacamole, sour cream and cheese provide some extra energy that will keep you going all day and ensure flatline blood sugar.  

If you are looking to lose some weight then you might want to go a little easier on the sour cream and guacamole and chose a leaner beef mince option.


This recipe provides 360 calories, 45 g of protein, 15 g of fat and 8 g of net carbs.   


The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  


  • 200g spicy ground beef (pork or lamb) mix
  • 30g spinach
  • 30g cucumber
  • 100g tomato
  • 10g coriander/cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons guacamole
  • salt, pepper & chilli flakes to taste

Suitable for 

  • ketogenic 
  • blood sugar & diabetes
  • blood sugar & fat loss 


The ranking of this recipe is shown below.  Click the links to see the highest-ranking recipes for each goal.

nutrient density41%
fat loss1%
blood sugar & fat loss54%
blood sugar & diabetes 57%
athlete & bulking 43%
ketogenic 63%