How to Buy the Healthiest Frozen Burritos

By: Lisa Valente, M.S., R.D.  |  Monday, August 24, 2015
Frozen burritos are quick and convenient. Your whole meal, wrapped in a portable package—ready to heat and eat. Perfect for a “there’s nothing in my fridge” lunch or super-easy dinner. How do you choose the healthiest ones? Here’s what to look for when you shop.
Perfect Portion
Frozen burritos are reasonably sized and take the guesswork out of portion control. Unless you see a “big” or “jumbo” burrito, most are around 300 calories. For a well-rounded meal, pair with a side of veggies or salad.
Filler-Upper
Look for a burrito that combines protein with fiber, like beans with meat or veggies. Both are filling nutrients that help you stay satisfied post-burrito.
Sneaky Sodium
Some burritos deliver more than 1,000 milligrams of sodium and many hover in the 600-700 mg range. To keep your total daily sodium reasonable, choose a burrito with =500 mg of sodium.
Brands We Love
Cedarlane (Beans, Rice & Cheese Style); Luvo (Chicken Poblano Verde; Organic Bean & Cheese); Amy’s Gluten Free (Black Beans & Quinoa; Cheddar Cheese); Evol (Chicken Fajita with Guacamole; Shredded Beef)
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