Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cravings Under Control - 2 Layer Burrito


So I had this big craving for a beans & rice burrito, for some reason I love, love, love that combination. I'm a big fan of Taco Bell's 7-layer burrito, but with 510 calories & 18 g of fat I tend to shy away from it!

The cafeteria at work also sells burritos, they're yummy, I just don't know how healthy their beans and tortillas are. I mean, to me beans are tasty and nutritious just as they are. They're is no need to add anything else.

To satisfy my craving, I got home and opened up a can of pinto beans. I rinsed them (I heard this helps with the well-known beans side-effect) and mashed them up with some water. I used a whole-wheat tortilla and topped the beans with my leftover guacamole.

Craving satisfied!

I also thought I was getting my veggies in, but now I'm more confused than ever.

Are tomatoes a fruit or a vegetable? What about avocados?

Well, according to this wiki page, tomatoes are botanically a fruit, but the U.S. Supreme court declared them a vegetable in 1893 due to some tariff controversy.

My Food Pyramid does classify tomatoes in the veggie group, but the avocado I guess is a fruit. So I got one veggie serving in!

I never looked at avocado's as fruit because they don't seem sweet to me. I would be willing to try this Indonesian Avocado Shake, or try to make it a healthier version!

I'll let you know how it goes, it depends how adventurous I'm feeling tonight!