Taste Test: Frozen Burritos



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As more burritos hit the frozen food aisle, Healthy Eats was curious to see which fit the “healthy” bill. Sure, making your own bundle of deliciousness is ideal — but sometimes you’re just in the mood for a grab-and-go meal. So which burrito to heat and eat?

The Criteria
Supermarket freezer cases are overflowing with burrito options, including vegetarian, beef and egg. But for the sake of simplicity, this taste test was narrowed down to chicken. Five brands of burrito were in the running, and each was heated in the microwave according to the manufacturer’s directions. The burritos were rated on calories, saturated fat and sodium, along with ingredients, flavor, texture and cost. Although some brands contain seemingly healthy ingredients, they can also have a laundry list of preservatives and additives. Each brand was rated on a 5-point scale, with 5 being highest.

evol. Chicken Bean & Rice Burrito (above)
Rating: 4.5
Cost (per 6 ounce burrito): $2.99
Nutrition Info (per burrito): 340 calories; 2 grams saturated fat; 440 milligrams sodium; 4 grams fiber
In this burrito’s favor: The ingredients listed on the label are wholesome and recognizable. Plus, the tortilla is soft and chewy and the filling is both visually appealing and has …read more