It is no surprise to hear that fast food is not an optimal dietary choice to be our healthiest, prevent disease and reduce the risk of being overweight or obese. However, we all can agree that fast food is quick, affordable and often an addicting habit to break.
Even when we give up the drive-through, many people are left craving and missing the flavors of their favorite quick-eat spot. If Taco Bell is one your favorite fast food eateries, satisfy your craving with this healthier bean burrito recipe.
What makes this recipe healthier
- Organic tortilla: Choosing an organic brown rice tortilla means no preservatives or ingredients that may be harmful to your health. You can also choose an organic and sprouted whole-grain tortilla to really step up the nutritional value if you prefer the taste and texture of wheat instead of brown rice.
- Light-in-sodium refried beans: Refried beans notoriously contain lard or hydrogenated oils. Instead pick up some of Amy’s vegetarian refried beans. You can also simply bake and mash down red beans if you are in a pinch.
- Hot sauce: High fructose corn syrup in your hot sauce? No way! Simply use an organic enchilada sauce instead.
- Organic onions: Organic onions provide a sweet taste and crunchy texture to this recipe without any pesticides from the conventional alternative.
Organic bean burrito recipe
Makes 1 large bean burrito
- Wash and chop the onion.
- In a stovetop pan, heat refried beans over medium heat.
- Once the beans are heated, add 1 cup of beans on top of 1 large tortilla, top with chopped onion and roll up. Cut in half for easy eating.
- Dip or pour enchilada sauce over the burrito and enjoy!
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