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satokenta

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What are some good ingredients to make a burrito more healthy? Thu, 06/24/10 9:36 AM (permalink)
I love a good burrito, but I realize it's not a good idea to be eating guacamole, sour cream, melted cheese and beef everyday. What are some substitute ingredients to make a healthy (veggie?) burrito?
 
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    MiamiDon

    Re:What are some good ingredients to make a burrito more healthy? Thu, 06/24/10 10:18 AM (permalink)
    It's DEAD, so it will never be healthy!
     

     
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      Davydd

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      Re:What are some good ingredients to make a burrito more healthy? Thu, 06/24/10 10:31 AM (permalink)
      Beans!
       
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        joerogo

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        Re:What are some good ingredients to make a burrito more healthy? Thu, 06/24/10 10:40 AM (permalink)
        Whatsamatta with guacamole?  Avocado, onion, tomato, jalapeno, lime and salt.  
         
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          blizzardstormus

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          Re:What are some good ingredients to make a burrito more healthy? Thu, 06/24/10 10:51 AM (permalink)
          Don't ruin a good burrito with heslthy stuff! Just eat half and save the other half for dinner.
           
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            improviser

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            Re:What are some good ingredients to make a burrito more healthy? Thu, 06/24/10 10:56 AM (permalink)
            Well, guacamole has a lot of fat. I mean, it's good-for-you fat. But you probably don't want to be eating it every day. Well, if you're like me, you do want to eat it everyday. But you probably shouldn't.

            I agree with Davydd. Throw some beans in there. And some tomatoes. 
             
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              Mark in Ohio

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              Re:What are some good ingredients to make a burrito more healthy? Thu, 06/24/10 12:25 PM (permalink)
              satokenta


              I love a good burrito, but I realize it's not a good idea to be eating guacamole, sour cream, melted cheese and beef everyday. What are some substitute ingredients to make a healthy (veggie?) burrito?


              When the visiting Northerner asked his Southern host "This barbecue is delicious, but is it healthy for you?", the Southern friend reflected a minute and answered "Not if it's made right..."
               
              Seriously though, just enjoy the darn burrito! If you're haunted by fat grams, use lean meat/drain well; use beans; use fat free sour cream; bulk it up with a bit more tomatoes, lettuce, and onion; and just enjoy the guacamole, it's not like you have a whole pint on each burrito!
               
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                Foodbme

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                Re:What are some good ingredients to make a burrito more healthy? Thu, 06/24/10 1:07 PM (permalink)
                DUH!
                Anything that's considered "Health Food" can be put in a Burrito. Try a Tofu Stir Fry Burrito
                 
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                  appycamper

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                  Re:What are some good ingredients to make a burrito more healthy? Thu, 06/24/10 1:25 PM (permalink)
                  satokenta


                  I love a good burrito, but I realize it's not a good idea to be eating guacamole, sour cream, melted cheese and beef everyday. What are some substitute ingredients to make a healthy (veggie?) burrito?



                  calabacitas: saute onion and poblano peppers in olive oil, add zucchini and yellow squash and cook until fork tender. i like to add fresh corn and/or chopped tomato.
                   
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                    6star

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                    Re:What are some good ingredients to make a burrito more healthy? Thu, 06/24/10 1:43 PM (permalink)
                    Although I would never use it (since I avoid Textured Vegetable Protein whenever possible), you could use something like these "Beefish Bits"  http://www.harmonyhousefoods.com/TVP-Meat-Substitute_c_6.html  instead of ground beef, with low-fat shredded cheese, non-fat sour cream, and, like improvisor said, throw in some refried beans (3 g. fat per serving) or just cooked and mashed beans, and chopped tomatoes (or some salsa).
                     
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                      enginecapt

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                      Re:What are some good ingredients to make a burrito more healthy? Thu, 06/24/10 5:18 PM (permalink)
                      I smell spam.
                       
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                        Davydd

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                        Re:What are some good ingredients to make a burrito more healthy? Thu, 06/24/10 5:22 PM (permalink)
                        Spam is healthy?
                         
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                          Texianjoe

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                          Re:What are some good ingredients to make a burrito more healthy? Fri, 06/25/10 9:49 AM (permalink)
                          We use roasted vegetables.  Portobello mushrooms, bellpeppers, onions and zuchinni tossed with a little olive oil and spiced up like fajita meat and roasted in the oven.  Make a fresh salsa and a couple of slices of avocado.  We also use a wrapper called Flat Out, its a not so bad for you flour tortilla looking thing.

                          joe
                           
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                            ynotryme

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                            Re:What are some good ingredients to make a burrito more healthy? Fri, 06/25/10 12:06 PM (permalink)
                            tortillas are the unhealthiest  part of the burrito, extremely high in fat, you are better off eating whatever you use to stuff them with a fork.
                             
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                              MellowRoast

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                              Re:What are some good ingredients to make a burrito more healthy? Fri, 06/25/10 12:11 PM (permalink)
                              Tofu, yogurt, and bee pollen!  Baha!
                               
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                                MellowRoast

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                                Re:What are some good ingredients to make a burrito more healthy? Fri, 06/25/10 12:22 PM (permalink)
                                On the other hand, I can't think of a reason to eat a healthy burrito!
                                 
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                                  Jennifer_4

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                                  Re:What are some good ingredients to make a burrito more healthy? Fri, 06/25/10 1:57 PM (permalink)
                                  start with a whole wheat tortilla... i like ground turkey for the meat, along with low fat cheese, FF sour cream, baby spinach leaves (better than iceberg),  tomatoes, roasted peppers and plenty of beans!
                                   
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                                    MiamiDon

                                    Re:What are some good ingredients to make a burrito more healthy? Fri, 06/25/10 4:06 PM (permalink)
                                    Bacon.
                                     
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                                      MiamiDon

                                      Re:What are some good ingredients to make a burrito more healthy? Fri, 06/25/10 4:09 PM (permalink)
                                      enginecapt


                                      I smell spam.


                                      Of course!  Look at his/its profile and you will see the links he/it tried to post.
                                       
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                                        pimple2

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                                        Re:What are some good ingredients to make a burrito more healthy? Tue, 06/29/10 11:57 PM (permalink)
                                        BTW, commercial flour tortillas are not high in fat; not necessarily low calorie. I found this out from a webpage of  a tortilla machine manufacturer, so as not to be accused of spamming!!

                                        "Nutritional Information:
                                        Flour tortillas are a low-fat food and contain iron along with other B vitamins. They have about 115 calories with 2 to 3 grams of fat per serving."

                                        If you use chapatis, i.e. Indian whole wheat flat bread, they make delicious tortillas without any fat. Try them and experiment. They are made from chapati flour, a whole wheat durum flour, also know as atta. Just ground durum wheat, partially sifted. Water and atta flour, kneaded, rested, rolled, roasted.

                                        http://www.youtube.com/wa...bU&feature=related

                                        no butter necessary at finish, purely optional

                                        http://www.youtube.com/wa...PE&feature=related


                                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msCO2dgNjVU
                                         
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                                          seatown76

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                                          Re:What are some good ingredients to make a burrito more healthy? Wed, 06/30/10 1:09 AM (permalink)
                                          black beans!
                                           
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                                            Cosmos

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                                            Re:What are some good ingredients to make a burrito more healthy? Tue, 07/13/10 8:52 AM (permalink)
                                            As a burrito is a hot product, I don't think guacamole, or sour cream belong inside a hot product...or lettuce for that matter (hate gooey brown guac, and wilted lettuce in a burrito...). I make chicken burritos with left over chicken saute'd in chicken stock with onions, garlic, salsa, cilantro, chili powder and cumin. I cook it slowly until the stock is gone. I puree black beans with olive oil, salsa, cilantro, chili powder and cumin. Shmear the tortilla w/ beans, add chicken and grated jack cheese, bake until slightly crispy, enjoy with wine or beer...or guacamole and chips...skip the sour cream.
                                             
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                                              Foodbme

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                                              Re:What are some good ingredients to make a burrito more healthy? Tue, 07/13/10 11:22 AM (permalink)
                                              Cosmos


                                              As a burrito is a hot product, I don't think guacamole, or sour cream belong inside a hot product...or lettuce for that matter (hate gooey brown guac, and wilted lettuce in a burrito...). I make chicken burritos with left over chicken saute'd in chicken stock with onions, garlic, salsa, cilantro, chili powder and cumin. I cook it slowly until the stock is gone. I puree black beans with olive oil, salsa, cilantro, chili powder and cumin. Shmear the tortilla w/ beans, add chicken and grated jack cheese, bake until slightly crispy, enjoy with wine or beer...or guacamole and chips...skip the sour cream.


                                              Cilantro wilts too!
                                               
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