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Build a Better Burrito

Make Your Own to Save Calories and Cash


4/19/2018 5:50:13 PM

DAN1964's SparkPage
Will give a try to some of these tips.
4/13/2018 8:12:22 AM

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4/3/2018 5:38:09 AM

YMWONG22's SparkPage
Good article.
2/12/2018 9:04:12 PM

J38850's SparkPage
Some of these ingredients sounds like something I would eat.
1/20/2018 7:31:18 PM

9/19/2017 8:36:50 PM

Thanks for sharing
1/27/2017 11:49:26 AM

It may be a healthier burrito but it won't taste like one by far. Sounds grim. Ground turkey is like eating sawdust - no flavor or texture.
9/10/2016 3:11:36 PM

I have started making "Burrito Bowls". I cook a large batch of brown rice seasoned with salsa in my pressure cooker, then portion it out in 1 cup servings and freeze. Today's contains left over rotisserie chicken breast, black beans, corn, chopped mini peppers, chopped grape tomatoes, and chopped iceberg lettuce. A Lime vinaigrette, for zest, perfect meal. You can make the rice portion smaller and increase the beans.
6/20/2016 7:45:04 AM

Just buy smaller tortillas for at home. Ground beef drained well is fine, rinsing removes flavor and is a waste of meat money. If a person is going to be so anal about calories, better to choose a different meal, until you have a splurge, then do it right.
1/27/2015 6:25:10 PM

The place we like to go has a fajita burrito. It is probably too big, but it is packed, and I mean PACKED with veggies. Carrots, zucchini, mushrooms, peppers,onions. It is to die for!
1/25/2015 3:47:56 PM

This article forgot the biggest change! Use smaller tortillas, this is by far the most limiting factor to how much you can stuff in it!
11/16/2014 7:09:09 AM

I'm looking for a balanced meal, so I get the tortilla and skip the beans, corn and rice. How much carbs do I need. I like shredded chicken, I'm not a ground meat person. And as always, it's about portion control, only eat half the burrito.
5/6/2013 8:13:14 AM

DELLMEL's SparkPage
Like the dish but with chips.
5/2/2013 8:38:33 PM

HLKLJGK's SparkPage
skip the wrap and opt for a bowl.
1/23/2013 1:35:10 PM

Ground turkey is not necessarily better than ground beef. Check the labels - some ground turkey is dark meat and has added fat.

I buy 93% lean ground beef, and brown it. Then I drain it in a paper towel lined colander. When it's cool, I freeze it for future meals. When I need it for a recipe, I put it in a paper towel lined dish and defrost it in the microwave. The paper towels absorb any residual fat.

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