A Healthy Lunch Burrito

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Just because you're eating a burrito for lunch doesn't mean you're eating in an unhealthy way. Make a healthy lunch burrito with help from a practicing physician, speaker and lifestyle expert in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Dr. Theresa Ramsey for eHow.com, here to share with you how to make a healthy lunch burrito. The first thing to a healthy burrito is the wrap. And the one thing that we try to get away from is gluten or wheat. Most tortillas are made from gluten or wheat. So what I'm going to be using is a tortilla that's made from brown rice. Therefore it's not inflammatory, tastes just as good and has a higher nutrient content. So we're going to cook the tortilla first and then make our wrap. Some olive oil in our pan, we want to soften the wrap up. Rice wraps are harder to work with because they dry and crack so we want to moisten them and heat them so they're flexible. And we just flip it a couple of times. And it is perfect. So now to make your burrito we just fill our rice wrap with whatever we like. We can fill it with beans, there's black beans or re-fried beans, you can use steak or chicken, anything you want to for the protein part of that. I tend to like to use beans because when you mix beans with a grain it becomes a complete protein. So we have our beans, and you can put on some, instead of sour cream, I like to use Greek yogurt, it's very high protein, very nutritious food whereas sour cream is more for flavor. And we can put some black olives on if you like them. A little bit of green salsa or red, your choice. You can make it spicy. Add jalapeños. And then it's really nice to put on some grilled vegetables. Some grilled onions, some grilled red peppers if you like them, and some grilled yellow peppers. And then all we do is wrap it like any old wrap. We start with the center, folding it in, bring in the sides, roll it up, and you have yourself a healthy lunch burrito.


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