Healthy burrito recipe
Guilt-free fast food, with a kick: whip up this healthy vegetarian burrito recipe for a Mexican feast
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.
A few key elements to make a healthy version burritos
1. Go for a corn or whole-wheat 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. Don't forget spices or herbs to enhance the experience
2 to 4 corn tortillas
Brown rice or quinoa
Cheddar cheese, grated
Chopped tomatoes or homemade salsa
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
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!
Vegetarian; free from gluten and refined sugar
Stéphanie Achar: Simple and Healthy
Stéphanie Achar is a qualified nutritional therapist and health coach based in South West London. She is collaborating with Culture Whisper to create a series of seasonal, wholesome and nutritionally balanced recipes.
Find more recipes or book a free nutrition consultation with Stéphanie on her website, www.simpleandhealthy.com