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Burritos or Bust? Eating Mexican and Eating Healthy

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Burritos are one of America’s favorite foods and are part of our Mexican-American heritage . So popular , we spend $39 billion a year at 54,000 Mexican restaurants (2). The style of food is served in multiple venues like fast-food or gourmet . One can order a burrito with almost anything on it , making it versatile for different palates . Buyers beware as most restaurants serve their tasty burritos loaded with calories and saturated fat . The typical burrito contains rice, beans , meat and sour cream that calculates to over 1,000 calories and 14-18 grams of saturated fat (2). A vegetarian one I tried a few months ago had over 1200 calories. With such high calorie and saturated fat count , fitness minded people should concern themselves with the type and kind of burrito they are ordering . Last weekend I went out to eat with family and friends to a local Mexican establishment known for its vegan and vegetarian

Low Fat Breakfast Burrito Recipe

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Healthy choices in eating doesn’t need to be difficult if you can cook basic recipes that cut out the least healthy parts. A low fat breakfast burrito can have low fat and lots of nutrients while still tasting better than the burritos offered at many of your local restaurants. In my experience, this recipe offers all of the taste without all of the unhealthy fat. It takes around 10-15 minutes to make.  Direction: -Dice mushrooms, onions, peppers, and olives (may include anything else you want). Saute until tender. Approximately a ½ cup for each burrito is needed. (100 calories) -Mix in 1 tablespoon spaghetti sauce or salsa depending on taste. (10 calories) -Add eggs to pan while removing the yokes. (2 eggs per burrito). Cook until egg whites are finished. Ensure you add the spices you want (garlic and pepper work well). (38 calories) -Spread out whole wheat tortilla and place mixture in center (approximately a cup). Fold tortilla to make a burrito. (92 calo