Racing Weight Recipe: 5-Minute Burrito

Not everything in the fast food aisle is unhealthy, as evidenced by this delicious (and quick) meal.

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Once you’ve ventured into the frozen foods aisle, it’s easy to think there’s no hope for a nutritious meal. Not so! A good-quality frozen meal or burrito can be made even better with some quick additions. Start with a product containing whole-food ingredients that you can pronounce, and with no trans fats. We recommend brands such as Amy’s Kitchen or Kashi, which make great-tasting and healthy all-natural frozen foods. Try to find a product with at least 15 grams of protein.

We made this burrito into a completely nutritious meal in just 5 minutes.


1 Amy’s bean and cheese burrito
2 plum tomatoes
½ avocado
2 tablespoons salsa

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1. Remove plastic wrap from burrito. Wrap burrito loosely in paper towel, place in microwave, and heat for 2–2½ minutes or until hot.

2. While burrito is cooking, quarter tomatoes and cut avocado in half. Scoop avocado flesh out of the skin with a spoon. (Refrigerate leftover avocado in plastic bag.)

3. When burrito is heated through, transfer it to the plate and add tomatoes, avocado, and salsa.

Per serving: 460 calories, 20 g fat, 60 g total carbohydrate, 13 g dietary fiber, 13 g protein

Tip: If your favorite burrito is short on protein, consider adding a hard-boiled egg, canned tuna, or cottage cheese as a side to bump up the protein.

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