There’s nothing I love more than reader requests here on ThisFitBlonde, and this week’s Would Amanda Eat It? is just that – a personal request!
One of my favorite clients asked me to take a look at her burrito (wait, that sounded wrong…) and give it the full TFB assessment, so I obliged. Here we go, Mexican-food-lovers:
- this burrito is a single serving, which means you’re not getting tricked thinking your burrito only has 340 calories when really it’s “three servings”
- 14g of meat-based protein is nothing to shake a churro at
- all organic – USDA certified – and non-GMO to boot – so you don’t have to feel like a horrible person as you chow down on a frozen burrito
- ooh, Mama, that sodium – 600mg is literally half of what I try to eat in a full day
- similar reaction to the carbs – 51g is a lot for only 4g of fiber in return
- definitely not dairy free, which, mixed with the beans, is a recipe for GI disaster
- Personally, I wouldn’t choose this here burrito – but mostly for the fact that I don’t like Mexican food. It’s not a horrific choice for someone in a hurry that absolutely needs something to eat right this second – and cares about the ethics of their ingredients.
- If I’m going to throw down 51g of carbs and 600mg sodium, you better believe I want something more than a measly burrito – I better get a full platter of carne asada, black beans, brown rice, and guacamole (which would have about the same nutritional punch for only about 100 more calories)
- There are of course a zillion ways to make a healthy steak burrito, and even healthier ways to make a burrito bowl (a la Chipotle) at home
- Again, PJ’s really is one of the most decent frozen burritos on the market – but I will always campaign for making your own with Ezekiel tortillas and home-soaked beans (to drop the sodium and up the fiber significantly)
What’s your favorite “healthy indulgence” in terms of convenience food?