Since my move, I’ve stopped tracking my intake. It’s showing and is frustrating, but I found that I was pushing myself too hard with it, and it was borderline dangerous. I’m still trying to lose weight, though, by exercising more often and being more aware of the food I put into my body. The easiest way that I’ve found to deal with that, is to put (basically) the same stuff into my body every day. It’s helping to shrink my appetite, and (in conjunction with working out) is helping me to lose weight. My dinner, every night this week, has been burritos, because Monday night I had an (almost) insatiable craving for Chipotle, but we’re working to not eat out so often, and to use the food that we have. Luckily, I had simple burrito fixings at the apartment, and made a healthier burrito that I can eat without feeling guilty.
To make this simple, better burrito, you’ll need:
Newman’s Own Peach or Mango Salsa (I prefer peach, but Target only had mango)
Whole Wheat Tortillas (you can also use corn, if you want)
Refried Black Beans
Assorted Beans and Corn (these are leftovers from the chili we make, so there is less waste)
Sharp Shredded Cheddar Cheese
It’s the easiest burrito on the planet, and all the beans help your digestive system keep things moving (something that is difficult if you only eat highly processed things). I usually have 2 burritos, each with half of a serving of each ingredient on them. I know that one tortilla is a serving, but I’d rather have 2 normal sized burritos than one large one that made me want to snack afterwards.
After it’s assembled, I give my burrito a couple minutes in the George Foreman Grill, and voila! It’s not terrible for you, easy (and quick) to make, and taste really good. The refried black beans are great because they’re a bit healthier than regular refried beans, and vegetarian friendly. And as much as I’d like to start adding lettuce to my burrito, I know that I won’t use the lettuce fast enough, and it’ll go to waste. So I’m sticking with this simple stuff.
If you have any tasty recipes for healthy foods, feel free to let me know about them! I’m always up for trying out something new.
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