Healthy Burritos to Go

Spring means soccer, baseball, swimming, and end of the school year festivities are keeping families running from one event to the next. Try whipping up these healthy, nutrient-packed burritos for a portable dinner on the go.


Whole Wheat Vegetable-Bean-Meat Burritos (from Healthy Kids)

• 1 lb. lean ground turkey (optional)

• 1-2 cups of chopped onions and green peppers

• 1 cup cooked rice

• 1 TBL. Taco seasoning

• 2 cups cooked pinto beans (pureed with 2 TBL. Water)

• 10 whole wheat tortillas

Cook ground turkey in skillet until browned. Add onions and peppers and cook 2-3 more minutes, until tender. Add the cooked rice, taco seasoning, and the pureed pinto beans to hold it altogether.

Spoon ¼ cup of the mixture into the center of a whole wheat tortilla. Top mixture with shredded lettuce and cheese (optional). Roll tortilla like a burrito. Place entire burrito on a hot skillet, sprayed with cooking spray, seam side down. Cook burrito on the seam, until it seals. Cook the other side to brown slightly.

Cool burritos slightly and then wrap in wax paper, brown paper, or foil for a healthy meal on the go.