Healthy Living / Eat Well Recipe: A Treat From South of the Border

Healthy Living / Eat Well Recipe: A Treat From South of the Border

Recipe: Chicken Burritos with Black Beans

This is a quick and easy burrito recipe for when your taste buds are in the mood for some healthy from South or the Border. Most chicken burrito recipes are made with flour tortillas, in this recipe we replace the flour ones and use a healthier “corn” tortilla which will be crispy like a flauta. In addition, these chicken burritos are baked rather then fried, which is always a much healthier alternative. The black beans in this Mexican treat are the true power-house of this recipe. Beans are packed with protein, important fiber, iron and calcium.


1 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken breast

1/2 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese

1/2 tsp. cumin

1/2 tsp. pepper

1/2 tsp. sea salt

8 corn tortillas

Non-stick cooking spray


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a large cookie sheet generously with nonstick cooking spray. Coat it well enough to see a thin layer of oil. In a medium-mixing bowl, combine black beans, chicken, cheese and spices. Divide mixture evenly among tortillas. Roll tortillas around filling and hold together with toothpicks.

Place on prepared cookie sheet. Spray tops of burritos generously with nonstick cooking spray. Bake 6 minutes. Turn burritos over and bake another 6-8

minutes, until golden. Remove toothpicks and serve.


Serves: 4

Per serving: 308 calories

4 g fat (1 g saturated)

33 mg cholesterol, 42 g carbohydrate

12 g fiber, 26 g protein

1% Vitamin A, 13% calcium

17% iron

* If you did your workout and that your diet for the day has been kept under control, well then crack an icy cold beer and enjoy!


Have a question? Ask a Health and Fitness Professional:


LA’s Elite Personal Fitness Trainers and Lifestyle Management Coaches – Start Moving In A Healthier Direction Today!

About the fitness underground

Los Angeles based Co-Founders of The Fitness Underground, Texas and Markus have drawn off their years of experience as certified personal trainers, an elite yoga instructor, a professional athlete and accomplished mixed martial artist, to create a new and innovative approach to health, fitness and well-being that not only enhances the body, but also enriches the mind. With a loyal following in the Los Angeles area, their powerful message of good health, clean living and the importance of exercise is changing people’s lives and in some cases, saving lives. It’s their strong belief that good health is the greatest gift we are given in life, one that we should always be mindful of, be incredibly grateful for and never take for granted. Life is too short not to listen to their powerful message. Start moving in a healthier direction today.
This entry was posted in EAT WELL and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.