Burrito making chains are everywhere an unfortunately they are not helping your waistline. A beef burrito on a 12-inch tortilla with beans, rice, pico, and cheese is 800 calories. Follow these tips to make a better burrito at home to save you calories and money.
Pick Your Protein:
Usual choice: shredded beef chuck or pork shoulder
Better burrito: choose a grilled, spice-rubbed chicken for tons of taste but less fat
Usual choice: rice
Better burrito: try out some quinoa
Usual choice: refried
Better burrito: black beans spiced with salsa
Usual choice: 12-inch burrito-sized tortilla
Better burrito: use a smaller size or only 1/2 of the 12-inch
Usual choice: full-fat shredded cheddar
Better burrito: Low-fat crumbled goat cheese can give extra creaminess and a tangy taste
Prager, Carol. “Classic burrito.” Weightwatchers. May/June 2016. 87.