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17 Oct 2010, Comments (3)

Evol Veggie Fajita Burrito

Author: Healthnuttxo

How convenient are burritos? I mean, it’s a meal-on-the go! For a person like me who’s always busy doing something, when I’m in a rush I find burritos and things of that sort very useful!

So, I was especially happy to try Evol Foods Veggie Fajita Burrito. This burrito (provided to me for free from Evol), is vegan and is also 70% organic (according to the website).I made this in the microwave and then stuck it in my toaster oven to crisp up the outside. I also enjoyed this with some applesauce for a light lunch.

After eating the burrito, I was quite happy. Although it wasn’t incredibly filling, it was the point where I was satisfied and content after I ate. There were tons of black beans and rice in this burrito, which I really enjoyed. I actually thought the rice was white rice, since it was sort of fluffy, but according to the ingredients it in fact was brown rice. The corn on the inside was sweet, and the filling also had a sweet taste overall, which I partly assume was from the onions as well.¬†The inside overall was soft, slightly mushy, but pretty good. It wasn’t as spicy as I had expected it to be, I don’t know why I even expected it to BE spicy, perhaps due to the fact it was called a “fajita” I assumed spicy- who knows.

Anyway-

I enjoyed this burrito, and I am giving it 4 stars. I liked that it was vegan, made with organic ingredients, and not too spicy for my preferences! (hopefully we all know I am not a big fan of very spicy things! : ) )

*Question* What is your favorite flavor/variety of burrito (if you have one)? Please leave me a comment below! ūüôā

1 burrito (170 grams) is 290 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 56 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar, and 10 grams of protein.

In an effort to stay out of rut of eating the same things over and over again, I decided to switch things up a bit for lunch today. Conveinently, the nice people over at EVOL Burritos sent me some of their all natural burritos a little while ago, so I had some frozen goodies awaiting me.

So, instead of my usual, I decided to try the Tofu & Spinach Saute burrito, alongside some applesauce for dipping (you know me!), and a chopped apple for some added crunch.¬†This one is vegan, made with 80% organic ingredients, and uses a whole wheat tortilla with some yummy filling inside. According to the wrapper, in this burrito there was “tofu sauteed with spinach, herb roasted skin-on potatoes, black beans and authentic tomato salsa”. It sure sounded yummy!

I used the microwave method of heat 1 minute, flip over, heat 1 minute, but I reccommend if you ARE going to do it this way- pop it in the toaster oven for a little bit after to crisp up the edges. My tortilla was a bit chewier than I liked it to be, but that was obviously from the microwave.

The burrito doesn’t seem too big, but when you cut open into it, it’s PACKED with filling. It was oozing with black beans and spinach, which were soft and quite flavorful. There was very strong onion and pepper/herb flavor throughout the whole burrito, which was tasty! There were sporadic chunks of both potatoes and tofu, the potatoes were starchy and soft, and sort of reminded me of a potato knish. The tofu was a surprising yellow color, but very flavorful, and had quite a bit of a kick to it. It wasn’t too salty, and went great dipped in my all natural applesauce.

Overall, 4  stars. This burrito was tasty, FILLING, and low in calories and fat! It also was packed with veggies, and made a very satisfying lunch. I think it would be perfect on the go, or maybe as part of a meal with an extra veggie or fruit like I did. Either way, if you are a burrito person (or need a vegan option), I would give this a try!

Onto the Pork & Green Chili Burrito- I had my brother try this one, and he really enjoyed it! Again, it was a huge tortilla, bursting with filling, and it sure smelled absolutely delicious. You could definitely smell the spiciness that filled the kitchen once popped out of the microwave. It wasn’t too spicy for him, but he’s also one of those who can put hot sauce on just about everything! He also enjoyed the bean flavor it provided, and gave it 4 1/2 stars. Thanks for the help, bro! 8)

1 Tofu & Spinach Saute burrito is 230 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 38 carbohydrates, 6 grams of fiber, 2 grams of sugar and 11 grams of protein.

Filling:Juice, Onions, Corn Starch, Garlic, Jalape√Īos, Cilantro, Lime Juice, Spices), Roasted Potatoes (Potatoes, Spices, Canola Oil), Saut√©ed Tofu (Organic Tofu [Organic Soy Beans, Water, Natural Nigari {Magnesium Chloride}], Sea Salt, Nutritional Yeast, Canola Oil, Curry Powder), Spinach. (Organic Whole Wheat Flour, Water, Organic Palm Oil, Baking Powder, Salt).Organic Black Beans, Tomato Salsa Organic Tomatoes in Tortilla: Organic Whole Wheat Flour Tortilla

1 Pork & Green Chile burrito is 450 calories, 11 grams of fat, 71 carbohydrates, 7 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar and 19 grams of protein.

Filling:Green Chil√©s, Onions, Jalape√Īos, Tomatoes in Juice, Water, Garlic, Spices), Pinto Beans, Roasted Potatoes (Potatoes, Spices, Canola Oil), Monterey Jack Cheese (RBST-Free Pasteurized Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes), Corn Starch. Pork Green Chil√© Stew (Pork Raised without Antibiotics, Hatch Tortilla:Flour Tortilla (Enriched Wheat Flour [Niacin, Iron, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin C, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Enzymes], Water, Palm Oil, Baking Powder, Salt, Guar Gum).

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