Good morning again! Hope everyone’s week is off to a good start!
Last night, I made some burritos from my own recipe. I use the term recipe loosely because it depends on whatever I have on hand. I love burritos, they’re warm and comforting but oftentimes unhealthy. The key to making healthy burritos is to leave off the oil and butter. My burrito was vegan, and Mike seasoned and baked a chicken breast to add to his.
Here’s a list of the ingredients I used, but most of them you can change depending on what you have. To save time get frozen onion and chopped garlic in a jar.
1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
1/2 -1 cup chopped red onion
4-5 minced garlic cloves
1 red bell pepper
jalapeño (for Mike not me)
tortilla wraps – I spent a long time comparing all the ingredients trying to find the healthiest ones. I finally chose La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Soft Wraps)
salsa – I used Fresh Direct’s which they make in house with no oil
1 cup frozen sweet corn
spices: garlic, onion, cumin, coriander, chilli powder (add cayenne & hot sauce if you like it spicy)
Happy Herbivore’s Cajun Home Fries p.30
First, I steamed brown rice and prepped the home fries. The home fries aren’t necessary, they’re just yummy and I needed to use up some russet potatoes. Instead of using oil to pan fry the vegetables, I just add water as necessary to keep them from sticking to the pan (I use a non stick pan). Cook them on high and add water and spices. Then turn to low and simmer until water disappears and spices soak in.
Mike and I figured the vegan version had about 300 calories, plus chicken was probably 350. These are just rough estimates. The point is, they were much healthier than what we would get at a restaurant. I didn’t even miss the cheese!
What do you think about “healthifying” comfort food? Do you have any favorite healthy comfort food recipes?