May 8th, 2011

The second episode of Bitchen in the Kitchen comes out tomorrow, May 9! I battle Taco Bell to create a healthier and tastier alternative of their Volcano Burrito in less time. Will my TNT: Totally Nutritious Tacorrito beat the infamous Volcano Burrito? “Like” the Facebook fan page to be notified when the episode is posted. You can also follow our YouTube channel. And, as always, I will post a link to the episode here on wikiKitchen.

TNT: Totally Nutritious Tacorrito’s nutrition vs. Taco Bell’s lack of nutrition:

Quinoa vs. rice

  • Contains all 9 essential amino acids
  • Lower in carbohydrates
  • Higher protein content
  • High in fiber
  • High in unsaturated fat (the good fat!)

Chicken vs. double portion of ground beef

  • Lower saturated fat content
  • Lower cholesterol content
  • Higher protein content

Black beans

  • High fiber content
  • High antioxidant levels (the darker the bean skin, the better!)

Nonfat Greek yogurt vs. reduced fat sour cream

  • Higher protein content
  • Lower sodium content
  • Less fat

Chipotle salsa vs. hot lava sauce

  • High in vitamins A, B, E, and C
  • No hydrogenated oils!

Soy & flaxseed tortilla chips vs. red tortilla strips

  • High in omega-3 fatty acids
  • High in fiber

TNT: Totally Nutritious Tacorrito
Makes 1 burrito

1 handful Trader Joe’s organic quinoa, microwaved according to package
Extra virgin olive oil spray
Trader Joe’s diced onion, to taste
1 handful Trader Joe’s Just Chicken, chopped
Chicken broth
Garlic powder, to taste
Trader Joe’s refried black beans with jalapeno peppers, to taste
1 1/2 tbsp Trader Joe’s Greek style nonfat plain yogurt
1 1/2 tbsp Trader Joe’s Hot Chipotle Salsa
Trader Joe’s Spicy Soy & Flaxseed Tortilla Chips, to taste
1 Trader Joe’s Chili & Onion Flour Tortilla
Shredded pepper jack cheese, to taste
Cilantro, chopped, to taste
Trader Joe’s Avocado’s number guacamole (optional)

Heat olive oil spray in a skillet to high heat. Add the onions and sauté until translucent. Then add the chicken, chicken broth, and garlic powder, and stir.

While the chicken mixture is heating up, microwave the beans for 2 minutes. Prepare the sauce by combining the yogurt and the salsa. Crush the tortilla chips in a Ziploc bag to make tortilla strips.

Once the chicken is heated up, sprinkle cheese on the tortilla. Microwave the tortilla until the cheese melts, about 30 seconds. Assemble the mix-ins horizontally on the tortilla, starting with the beans, quinoa, and chicken mixture. Sprinkle with sauce, cilantro, tortilla strips, and guacamole, if you would like. To assemble the burrito, fold the bottom side up. Then fold in the sides. Then roll the burrito up away from you.

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