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Veggie Burrito

Posted by terrepruitt on March 20, 2010

Some people Tweet what they had for lunch I blog about it! I think I was actually born to the wrong family because I love tortillas. As far as I am concerned you can put ANYTHING in a tortilla and you have a meal. The issue is that most tortillas are made with lard or loads of fat. The ones I used to get are low fat, but made with . . . . . guess? Yup, you got it partially hydrogenated oil. Even though the label says “Og TRANS FAT per serving” it stills has transfat (that’s the partially hydrogenated oil).

I found one without it. Doesn’t taste the same, but it is not bad. The other day I was craving veggies. Lucky me we had a lot in the fridge.

Here is what my lunch looked like

It was a low fat tortilla (98% fat free) with 8 grams of fiber (whoa!), then I filled it with broccoli, asparagus, and mixed greens. I had some cheese in there too! It was so yummy. I need to write about it when I am eating it from now on otherwise I end up wanting it again as I type!

I hear it is asparagus season (at the time of this post), which for us in San Jose, just means it get down to a reasonable price. Because otherwise we have it here all year round. Might not be at its peak, but . . . I like having it all the time. If you don’t know, I love asparagus.

Usually I roast it, but I had chopped it and sauteed it the night before and it workout that we had leftovers, so for this burrito that is what I had used.

So, tell me what do you put in your tortillas? How do you prepare them? Grilled? Micro-waved? Right out of the package? Does anyone make their own? I would love to learn how to do that!!!

14 Responses to “Veggie Burrito”

  1. bodyhacker said

    Just found your site and definitely agree about Tortillas! I have to admit that my husband and I eat at least 2 of them a day – for example for breakfast (egg burritos), lunch (all types of wraps such as turkey, veggie..etc) and dinner (pizzas) although they can be also used for snacks (you just have to get creative).

    Not sure if you ever tried La Tortilla Factory Low Carb/High Fiber Tortillas. They are only 80 calories for their large size / 50 calories for their smaller size and taste great!

    If you are interested, we list one of our favorite recipes (Italian Veggie Pizza) on our site.
    Hope you like the recipe! Thanks for great post and forward to reading more!
    bodyhacker

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    • I COULD eat that many tortillas a day, but I try not to. Some days I do, but not everyday. I do love them though. I make “pizza” all the time with them. That is one of my favorite ways to eat them.

      Usually that is what I do, I pop it in the oven to melt the cheese the pile the lettuce on top, but I guess I was in a hurry and just used the microwave this time.

      I haven’t tried the Low Carb/High Fiber. I don’t usually pay attention to low carb things. That tortilla has less calories, and less carbs, but also less fiber than the ones I mentioned and “more” (.5 g) fat. So I guess what it boils down to is you can find a tortilla with what you want, huh?

      Popped over to your site and didn’t see a “search” area and it wasn’t under recipes.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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      • bodyhacker said

        Definitely understand about trying to find one that meets all of the requirements. 🙂

        Here’s the link to the Pizza recipe post – it’s under the Recommended Recipes Category

        http://bodyhacker.com/?p=71.

        Sorry you couldn’t find it but hopefully this will help. Look forward to reading more. 🙂

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        • Ha. I was looking specifically for the recipe and not thinking it would be in the tortilla article. Sorry. I was in a rush ‘cuz it was my anniversary (yay, us!) and I was trying to get off the computer as fast as I could. But I left your site open on my computer and here I am at midnight and I am looking at it.

          I am intrigued by the foodspotting article. So cool. That makes so much sense. People what a particular something so there is a website that allows you to track it. That is cool.

          Oh, and seriously, might you consider revising that recipe. Throw away the marinade. 😦 It sounds to yummy just to toss it. I understand not putting it on the tortilla because it would make it soggy, but it sounds too yummy to toss. I am just learning to like tomatoes, but I would think that all those yummy spices then with the juices from the tomato it would be a great little dressing for some greens, either with the pizza or for later. Yum, just thinking about that makes my mouth water.

          The recipe is simply and but sounds so yummy. I usually don’t get that fancy. And while I love the tortilla crispy, I have to watch it extra carefully because Hubby doesn’t like it like that so I usually do his not crispy and mine crispy.

          Ok, now I have to go read more.

          Thank you again for stopping by and for the follow up!

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          • bodyhacker said

            Congrats on your anniversary and hope you had a great time! 🙂

            Also thanks for checking out our site. That’s a really good idea about the marinade. I never thought of saving it and will definitely do that moving forward. Sometimes if I have time earlier in the day I will marinade the tomatoes for hours before dinner (the longer the better I found) and you are definitely right the juices run together really well. Therefore they can definitely be used as a salad dressing or dipping sauce for another dish! Great tip – thanks again!

            I loved the foodspotting site too – that way you always know what your food will look like even before you get to the restaurant. Also it’s a great way to check out new restaurants.

            Thanks again for visiting our site too and look forward to reading more!

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            • Thank you for the anniversary thoughts. We had a good time.

              I need to look more at your site. There’s a lot of good info. Sometimes the best marinades or dressings are the ones that typically would be tossed. Oh course—as you know (but I feel like I have to say it just be be safe)–one should NEVER use a marinade that has had raw meat in it for a salad or veggies! But a veggie marinade can be used on veggies or meat. It just sounded too good to toss.

              Oh and that is a good idea too, like you said, if you remember, you can let the tomatoes soak for longer than the hour mentioned in the recipe. Good idea!

              We use Yelp a lot to find resataurants, but with foodspotting you can find FOOD. Sounds silly because food is what you get at restaurants, but the search for the two can be different.

              Thank you for reading and commenting. That is what blogging is about—at least for me, learning and sharing and “meeting” new people. Yay!

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  2. Hi Terre,

    I don’t do burritos ala Mexican style…if I were to eat them at all it would be just as you have prepared yours!!! Veggie burrito!!! Yum! Also black bean burritos are great, too.

    I’m pretty much a veggie girl (not a vegetarian though)…asparagus, broccoli, pea pods, string beans, green beans (we grow our own)…yum yum yum!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

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    • I don’t really do “burritos” because I don’t eat beans unless they are green. But for me, anything I would eat can be eaten in a tortilla. 🙂

      A warmed tortilla with peanut butter . . . . YUM!

      You have the most lovely yard to grow things.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Dear Friend! Muah to you!

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  3. suzicate said

    My oldest son is very health conscious…exercise, diet, etc… (He just reintroduced bread, whole wheat that is, back into his diet). He loves tortillas and the meals he makes in them are unbelievable.I really need to get myself back in a good health regime. I gave up sugar and soda for six weeks and felt fabulous. I obviously fell off the wagon. I jsut don’t know where to start…seems overwhelming. Hoping Spring will inspire me! Your veggie tortilla makes an excellent alternative to plain salad.

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    • Honestly the thought of life without bread, just kind of scares me. I LOVE bread. But I don’t want HFCS or partially hydrogenated oil in my bread.

      And I think that I can make a pretty mean meal in a tortilla. Really, to me, whatever you can eat . . . . you can put it in or on a tortilla. And like bread, you can toast it, roast it, microwave it, bake it, warm it in a pan . . . . whatever, they (tortillas) are awesome. And I am not even talking the corn kind. That would open a HUGE array to me, but . . . I eat enough corn (because they put it in everything!).

      How does one give up sugar? Do you mean just the “extra” sugar and sugary things or what? I am always curious about that. Because sugar is in so many things. And I love sugar in my coffee. And when one gives up sugar do they allow themselves another type of sweetner? I do not believe it is the best sweetner (health-wise) for me, but I do love me some plain ol’ white table sugar—in my coffee.

      I don’t drink soda. Every once in a while I will have a root beer for dessert but I can’t rememer when I did that last. (Ooooh, yum!)

      SuziCate — IT IS OVERWHELMING! But that’s ok. Be overwhelmed, then breathe and pick one thing you can do that won’t mess with normal life too much but that is a healthy change and do it. Do it for a few weeks, then add something else, keep going. If you “lose” something, pick it up again or look at why you stopped doing it and maybe make some adjustments. I need to do this too. I’ve gotten a little off my health track. Gotta get back!

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  4. suzicate said

    I gave up soda. As for coffee, I always drink it black. I love sweet tea, but I can drink it without sugar. Hot tea must not have sugar in it. I gave up sweets as in cookies, cakes, desserts…I’m sure their was some refined sugar hidden in some things, but just by making that conscious effort I could tell a big difference in how I felt and even though it was only a couple of pounds weight loss, I could see the difference. I’m trying to get inspired to do it again. I bought my favorite jeans one size smaller, but I’m still not motivated…dang it! I also have a cold, so hoping that the inspiration comes with the end of the cold!

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    • I think I like a little coffe with my “cream” and sugar. And hot tea gets honey or agave nectar with me and my hubby.

      Yeah, I don’t eat much in the way of cookies or desserts, around the house. Hubby bought Girl Scout Cookies and I had some of those, but then he forbade me to eat them . . . yay!

      Oh having a cold makes every thing icky. Yeah, think: The inspiration WILL come when the cold is gone! 🙂

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  5. My all time favorite snack. Carb balance tortilla with light cheese in it with a dab (or spray) of butter. So good!

    Of course for dessert. Tortillas with butter and honey. OH MY. I have to stay away from those. I’d eat til I popped like tick! LOL.

    I think I grew up in the wrong part of the country too. HA. Your veggie burrito looked delicious!

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    • Whoa. Never tried tortilla with butter and honey. Sounds like a very nice dessert.

      I’ve only had lightly pan fried with cinnomon and sugar — as a dessert. And I THINK that is how they were done, I don’t remember it has been so long.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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