Burritos are a food enjoyed by many, but they aren’t generally viewed as being the healthiest food choices nor are they a viable option for those that choose to stick to a vegetarian diet. Thankfully, there is such a thing as a better burrito that’s healthier than the ones typically served at fast food restaurants. Instead of ground meat, choose some chopped walnuts and mushrooms for the filling and throw in some spices. Wrap the ingredients in a tasty tortilla, throw in some guacamole and you’ve got all of the burrito essentials presented in a healthier way. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Cut, washed, and dried kale leaves
- A tablespoon of neutral tasting oil
- One guacamole or mashed avocado
- A cup of finely chopped cremini mushrooms
- About four to six flour tortillas
- A ¾ cup of raw minced walnuts
- One and a half cup of kidney beans, pinto beans, or cooked black beans
- A teaspoon of salt
- A teaspoon of ground cumin
- Half a cup of chopped white onion
- One and a half teaspoon of ground chili
Begin by adding the oil and onion to a skillet over medium heat and wait until the onion turns translucent, being careful not to burn it. Add the cremini mushrooms and the walnuts and continue to stir while adding the salt, cumin, and chili. Continue to cook the ingredients until they’re fragrant and then add the beans.
For the burrito preparation, use a griddle or skillet to lightly heat the tortillas as you want them to remain flexible. One they’re ready, grab a tablespoon or two of the mushroom and walnut mix and add it in the middle of the tortilla. Add a tablespoon of avocado to one side of the mix and the kale pieces to the other side. Roll over the tortilla over the ingredients, slice in the middle, and you’re ready to serve!
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