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Better Burritos

Lighter takes on a classic calorie bomb
Better Burritos

Forget those monster restaurant burritos that may be yummy, but are anything but low-cal. (A typical veggie burrito from a chain offering fresh ingredients clocks in around 750 calories—and that’s without guacamole.) These five homemade options are filled with good-for-you ingredients and bursting with flavor, not fat and calories.

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Potato and Cauliflower Burritos

Potato and Cauliflower Burritos

Flavorful potatoes and cauliflower keep calories down but satisfaction levels high.

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Corn, Chayote, and Green Chile Burritos

Corn, Chayote, and Green Chile Burritos

Steamy vegetables melt the cheese to just the right gooey consistency in this chile verde burrito. The star ingredient is chayote, a member of the gourd family. Chayote has a pear shape and a texture similar to zucchini.

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Chorizo y Papas Breakfast Burritos

Chorizo y Papas Breakfast Burritos

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These make a great on-the-go breakfast or sit-down brunch. Serve with light sour cream and salsa.

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Peanut Butter and Strawberry Quick Jam Burritos

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The hot, slightly charred tortilla warms and melts the peanut butter, creating the ultimate in satisfying, oozing deliciousness. In place of a sugar-laden jelly, this wrap features a homemade quick jam of fresh strawberries and a touch of agave. You could sub sliced apples or bananas for the jam.

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California Ensalada Burritos

This is a true Cali-style burrito—with lots of chunky guacamole.

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