Burritos

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    May 20, 2012 9:29 PM GMT
    Are Burritos healthy?
  • LexLuthor

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    May 20, 2012 9:33 PM GMT
    Yes Dennis yes they are that's why I eat them! Though the one I ate earlier was probably healthy, the usual kind I eat probably not....
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    May 20, 2012 9:37 PM GMT
    be carefull not to become a Burrito yourself Bizz icon_biggrin.gif
  • Bunjamon

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    May 21, 2012 2:19 AM GMT
    A fresh burrito, made with lean chicken, beans, brown rice or quinoa, fresh cilantro and homemade salsa is very healthy. The more cheese, sour cream, and beef you put in it, the less healthful it becomes (but the taste may be exponentially improved icon_twisted.gif )
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    May 22, 2012 6:33 PM GMT
    Dennis1985 saidAre Burritos healthy?
    Maybe not for the person sitting next to you.

    Bunjamon saidA fresh burrito, made with lean chicken, beans, brown rice or quinoa, fresh cilantro and homemade salsa is very healthy. The more cheese, sour cream, and beef you put in it, the less healthful it becomes (but the taste may be exponentially improved icon_twisted.gif )
    Add to that using an Ezekial sprouted grain tortilla. I love 'em - once skillet warmed, it's wrappable yet still has a bit of a taco/tostada-like crunch so you get the best of both those worlds.
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    May 22, 2012 6:56 PM GMT
    The question is entirely relative.

    Anything - anything at all - shredded, sprinkled with salsa and cheese, and wrapped in a warm tortilla, becomes edible. It's the Strategic Leftover Universal Reuse Package and nature's garbage disposal.
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    Dec 22, 2012 8:24 AM GMT
    Burrito is generally healthy because it is packed with proteins and low in saturated fats but the healthiness really relies on the stuffs they put like cholesterol and saturated fats from beef grounds. So, if buritto is packed with only beef then you surely need to exercise after most probably the reason they modified and put vegetables in it. For muscular builders, the issue goes on what the type of wheat floor is being used (high in protein or low). And of course, the indulgence. One burrito on an average small adult is enough for a day and slice it into small servings of lunch and dinner and adjust depending on your activities. Remember, if you eat a lot of buritto, excessive carbohydrates and proteins, if not used, would definitely become fats in your belly. Visit a dietician if you would love to know your caloric intake. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 22, 2012 8:32 AM GMT
    they say the are witout the tortilla and the cheese
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    Dec 22, 2012 8:55 AM GMT
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  • Ej101

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    Dec 22, 2012 12:47 PM GMT
    ewwwwww burritos
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    Dec 22, 2012 12:51 PM GMT
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    I love these, although I haven't seen cheese ones here.
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    Dec 22, 2012 5:10 PM GMT
    MY burritos are healthy and so tasty my dad, who eats junk, loves them.

    First off, for the tortilla I use flourless sprouted whole grain Ezekiel wraps:

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    When slightly warmed it toasts a little so it's like a soft-yet-crunchy tortilla/taco shell hybrid - satisfying!

    Then:

    - brown rice or quinoa instead of white rice
    - ground chicken/turkey instead of ground beef
    - slow cooked black beans instead of canned (when feasible)
    - Greek yogurt instead of sour cream
    - no cheese, non-fat and otherwise
    - mashed avocado/homemade guacamole (sometimes)
    - heirloom tomato if available
    - whatever other vegetables may be handy
    - any salsa (I sometimes doctor mine)
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    Dec 22, 2012 5:17 PM GMT
    You guys are making me hungry and it isn't even lunch time yet! I love good, healthy burritos - and I like them 'smothered' with a good sauce. Some restaurants refer to this as "wet" or "enchilada style".
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    Dec 23, 2012 6:23 AM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidYou guys are making me hungry and it isn't even lunch time yet! I love good, healthy burritos - and I like them 'smothered' with a good sauce. Some restaurants refer to this as "wet" or "enchilada style".
    yum yum indeed, I have ordered one a few days ago.... and love the crunchy version too... the taco bells! For this, I'll give an 8 out of ten yum yum points! Let us celebrate christmas with some burittos in menu!
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    Dec 23, 2012 6:25 AM GMT
    Hell yea they are! At least for me!!!icon_biggrin.gif
  • Suetonius

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    Dec 23, 2012 10:11 PM GMT
    Probably not if you buy them at TacoBell.

    But the tortillas are healthy food - depends on what you put in them.
  • camfer

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    Dec 23, 2012 10:18 PM GMT
    Suetonius saidProbably not if you buy them at TacoBell.

    But the tortillas are healthy food - depends on what you put in them.


    That's funny, I was going to say just the opposite! The store-bought tortillas often have lard (traditionally) or partially hydrogenated oils, neither of which are the healthiest forms of fat. If you make your own you know what's in them. they're not hard to make.

    The fillings can be all kinds of good healthy choices if you make them yourself.
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    Dec 23, 2012 10:25 PM GMT
    camfer said
    Suetonius saidProbably not if you buy them at TacoBell.

    But the tortillas are healthy food - depends on what you put in them.


    That's funny, I was going to say just the opposite! The store-bought tortillas often have lard (traditionally) or partially hydrogenated oils, neither of which are the healthiest forms of fat. If you make your own you know what's in them. they're not hard to make.

    The fillings can be all kinds of good healthy choices if you make them yourself.
    You can get - at least in the West - old fashioned corn tortillas made with lime - But I wonder about the lard - never read the ingredients list on a package.
  • camfer

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    Dec 23, 2012 10:37 PM GMT
    Oh yeah, corn tortillas are generally healthier, but then it's not a burrito! Sigh, where's Ariodante when we need him?
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    Dec 24, 2012 2:24 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidOkay, update!

    I purchased the Ezekiel sprouted grain tortillas. I was disappointed because they simply fall apart on me...They're too fragile.


    You big brute.

    Did you overheat them so they toasted and crack and split when you tried to fold them? I just warm them in a flat or (better) griddle pan, on high for about 20 seconds each side. That warms and maybe just very slightly crisps them but keeps them just soft enough to manipulate. They've never fallen apart on me unless I overstuffed them.
  • camfer

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    Dec 24, 2012 2:32 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidThey've never fallen apart on me unless I overstuffed them.


    I had a boyfriend like that.
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    Dec 24, 2012 3:11 AM GMT
    The all meat super burrito at Gordo Taqueria is very healthy. Ill even cheat on the wheat tortilla for this.
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    Dec 24, 2012 4:27 PM GMT
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    Don't microwave 'em, I'd imagine that'd make them mealy and tasteless whereas dry heat brings out the nuttiness and toastiness. (Ever have an untoasted or microwaved english muffin? Yuck.)

    Heat them defrosted (they break apart from each other in the frozen pack easily using a spatula), empty and flat on a dry flat or griddle pan on high for around 20 seconds each side (if they stay in the pan much longer they'd get too crunchy and break when you try to fold them). Then put the heated tortilla on a plate, spread with (Bearitos brand?) non-fat refried beans (essentially, smashed beans, heated or room temp straight from the can) and then a dollop of your favorite ingredients and then fold/roll. The big benefit of the refried beans, aside from making the burrito more filling and satisfying, is that it holds everything together so it doesn't unwrap when you cut into it. (Yes, also best to eat with a knife and fork like an enchilada because if you're going to pick it up and eat it by hand you should understuff it.)
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    Dec 27, 2012 5:53 PM GMT
    camfer said
    eagermuscle saidThey've never fallen apart on me unless I overstuffed them.


    I had a boyfriend like that.


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