Healthy burritos

When I lived in NYC, I was addicted to burritos. They are packed with fresh and exciting ingredients - coriander, lime, avocados, chilli… My only concern was feeling bloated. Years later I revisited family favourite years later, thanks to Calgary Avansino, and now make a nutritious version for a quick and vegetable-packed meal.
Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 5 minutes

INGREDIENTS

Serves 2
  • 2 to 4 corn tortillas
  • black beans
  • cooked brown rice or quinoa
  • cheddar cheese, grated
  • homemade guacamole
  • chopped tomatoes or homemade salsa
  • fresh coriander
For the guacamole
  • 2 small ripe avocados
  • 5 cherry tomatoes chopped in half
  • 1 red chili, seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 1 or 2 lime juices
  • a handful of fresh coriander
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the salsa
  •  2 medium ripe tomatoes
  • 1/2 onion peeled and finely chopped
  • handful of fresh coriander chopped
A few key elements to make healthy burritos
  1. Go for a corn or whole-wheat tortilla instead of the white-flour version
  2. Try a whole grain carb such as brown rice or quinoa
  3. Use a vegetable source of protein for long lasting energy (black beans, pinto beans, lentils, chickpeas)
  4. Add as many vegetables as you can to boost vitamin and fiber content (avocado, fresh tomatoes, onions, lettuce, spinach leaves…)
  5. Add lots of herbs or even broccoli sprouts

 

Warm up a tortilla in a pan.

Plate the tortilla and fill it with some rice, black beans, cheese, a dollop of homemade guacamole, salsa or fresh tomatoes and coriander leaves. Roll up and enjoy!

Nut Free, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Refined Sugar Free,