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Quick and Easy Burrito

Note: This recipe is especially for pregnant and breastfeeding women, but it can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet.

Prep Time: 20 minutes


  • 12 oz. bag of soy "crumbles" (textured vegetable protein meat alternative)
  • 1 c. fat-free canned refried beans
  • 1 c. shredded 2% Colby and Monterey Jack cheese
  • 8 whole-wheat tortillas (8" diameter)
  • 1 packet taco seasoning


  1. Combine taco mix, 3/4-1 c. of water, and crumbles (substituting for ground meat).
  2. Bring mixture to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes until heated through.
  3. To assemble burritos:
    - warm each tortilla in nonstick sauté pan or in microwave and put on a plate
    - put 2 tbsp. refried beans on one side of tortilla
    - add 1/4 c. of soy crumble-taco mix
    - add 2 tbsp. cheese
    - roll into burrito and serve

Serves:  4

Serving size: 2 burritos

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
419 calories
35 g protein
11 g fat
3 g sat. fat
45 g carbohydrate
24 g fiber
15 mg cholesterol
1900 mg sodium
330 mg calcium
5 mg iron
32 mcg folic acid

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Why this recipe is good for pregnant or breastfeeding women:
This recipe is packed with protein, fiber, and nutrients like vitamins C and B12.

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: May 2009

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