Trim Healthy Mama Burr-E-tos

Trim Healthy Mama Burr-E-tos

These delicious burritos are an E meal on the Trim Healthy Mama plan. Hence the quirky little play on the name of this dish: “burr-E-tos.” We like to have fun with our food around here. E (energizing) meals can often be difficult to incorporate into your daily menu. Those meals are categorized as high (healthy) carb, low fat. Black beans and chick peas are a great source of fiber and protein and make up the bulk of our healthy burrito filling. 

Add some low-fat cottage cheese and some great seasonings and you’ve got a tasty burrito that will help you look más bonita! The great thing about this recipe is you can make a big ol’ batch of Trim Healthy Mama burr-E-tos and then freeze them. Just grab one or two when you need them! Check out this great post from another Trim Healthy Mama like me: Freezer Burritos – she’s got a yummy recipe on there, as well as a GENIUS way to quickly wrap the burritos for freezing. 

Let’s get cooking mamacitas!

Trim Healthy Mama Burr-E-tos 

Ingredients:

  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 2 teaspoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • sliced jalapeños (as many as your taste preference dictates)
  • Joseph’s Lavash Bread, or about high-fiber low-carb tortillas – note: if you’re making enough burritos to use the entire bean filling, you’ll need about 16 lavash squares (4 packages) or about 24 tortillas.

In a blender or food processor add one can drained chick peas – also known as garbanzo beans. I like to call them Gonzo beans. You know, that furry blue guy with the weird nose from the Muppets. I love that guy.

making Trim Healthy Mama burritos

Add a can of black beans, drained. You can also use black beans you’ve cooked at home – about a cup and a half. 

making Trim Healthy Mama burritos

Add cottage cheese, jalapeño slices, and seasonings.

making Trim Healthy Mama burritos

Pop the lid on there and blend until smooth. If you’re using a blender you may need to pulse a few times, stop the blades and stir it up, pulse some more and then blend. A food processor will be able to handle these ingredients with ease. 

making Trim Healthy Mama burritos

Ta-da! Super healthy “refried” beans for your burrito. Next grab a lavash square or tortilla and spread on about 1/4 cup or a few large spoonfuls.

making Trim Healthy Mama burritos

Fold over the ends to keep the bean mixture nicely tucked inside. Then fold over the top.

making Trim Healthy Mama burritos

Roll neatly into a burrito. If possible, try to have the end of the tortilla or lavash square on one side and not the middle. This makes it easier to pan toast without the filling coming out. Not all my burritos rolled up quite so nicely – but it’s all good in the neighborhood. 

making Trim Healthy Mama burritos

Lightly spray a nonstick pan with coconut oil and pan sear the burrito. This is completely optional, but it finishes off the burrito nicely and makes it yummy. And you deserve yummy food, my friend. 

making Trim Healthy Mama burritos

See that burrito didn’t end on the side. The seam is in the middle, but it’s okay. You can serve your delicious burrito with a small dollop of non-fat Greek yogurt and some salsa. A few crunchy veggies or apple slices on the side would be nice too!

Trim Healthy Mama burritos

Trim Healthy Mama Burritos
These delicious black bean and chick pea burritos are an E (energizing) meal on the Trim Healthy Mama plan.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 can black beans, drained
  2. 1 can chickpeas, drained
  3. 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  4. 2 teaspoons chopped cilantro
  5. 1 teaspoon chili powder
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  8. sliced jalapeños (as many as your taste preference dictates)
  9. Joseph's Lavash Bread, or about high-fiber low-carb tortillas - note: if you're making enough burritos to use the entire bean filling, you'll need about 16 lavash squares (4 packages) or about 24 tortillas.
Instructions
  1. In a blender or food processor add one can drained chick peas - also known as garbanzo beans.
  2. Add a can of black beans, drained. You can also use black beans you've cooked at home - about a cup and a half.
  3. Add cottage cheese, jalapeño slices, and seasonings.
  4. Pop the lid on there and blend until smooth. If you're using a blender you may need to pulse a few times, stop the blades and stir it up, pulse some more and then blend. A food processor will be able to handle these ingredients with ease.
  5. Next grab a lavash square or tortilla and spread on about 1/4 cup or a few large spoonfuls.
  6. Fold over the ends to keep the bean mixture nicely tucked inside. Then fold over the top.
  7. Roll neatly into a burrito. If possible, try to have the end of the tortilla or lavash square on one side and not the middle. This makes it easier to pan toast without the filling coming out.
  8. Lightly spray a nonstick pan with coconut oil and pan sear the burrito. This is completely optional, but it finishes off the burrito nicely and makes it yummy.
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Disclaimer: there are a few Amazon affiliate links in this post. You’re not obligated to purchase anything using the links on this page. When you do, our family receives a small percentage of the sales – which helps me go out and buy lots more lavash bread and Gonzo beans. 

6 thoughts on “Trim Healthy Mama Burr-E-tos

  1. Liz

    that looks better than what can be found in a restaurant! What a great idea, the cottage cheese.

  2. Cindy@ExpatPrep.org

    looks yummy!! I love the idea of pan-toasting them!

  3. Janelle

    Do you have the nutritional information for it?

  4. Rebecca

    What could I use as a replacement for cottage cheese that would be dairy free (and not tofu). Thanks!

    1. amandacoers

      I think you could skip the cottage cheese, maybe add a scoop of protein powder :)

  5. Kathy

    Great site will visit often


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