In my last blog I talked about Chipotle burritos. While there's always the option of eating a smaller portion to limit calories, there's also the option of making your own burrito at home where you have better control over the ingredients and portions.
Last week I made some quick and yummy burritos for dinner and I thought I'd share pictures and ideas.
To make one burrito:
• 1/4 cup black beans, rinsed well or cooked from dry
• 1/3 white or brown rice
• 1/8 cup reduced fat shredded cheese
• Fresh salsa
• Fresh Pico de gallo
• Mixed greens
• 1/6 of an avocado
• 1 tablespoon of light sour cream
• 1 medium to large size whole wheat tortilla
The kids like it because they can pick and choose their ingredients. I like it because it's delicious and doesn't induce the guilt that eating at Chipotle would. Plus, you're going to get more nutritional bang for your buck, less fat and less sodium.
Pair your burrito with a nice mix of vegetables, salad or fresh fruit on the side. To limit sodium, carbs and calories further, make your own burrito bowl by putting the above ingredients on a bed of salad greens.
Nutritional information per burrito: 412 calories, 13g total fat (3.5 g saturated fat), 890mg sodium, 57g carbs (5g fiber). Compare to the Chipotle veggie burrito nutritional facts quoted in my "Chipotle No Mas" blog.