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Old 11-01-2014, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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1 is NOT UNhealthy...10 is 'as Unhealthy as it gets'.

2 bean burritos made with white soft flour tortillas with:

-Ortega canned vegetarian refried beans
-Half a cup chopped white onion
-Half a cup chopped green pepper
-Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
-Shredded lettuce
-1 teaspoon light sour cream
-1 teaspoon Texas Pete hot sauce
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Old 11-01-2014, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Encino, CA
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Ortega beans - 300 cals, 5g fat, 1140mg sodium

Each tortilla - 190 cals, 4.5g fat, 400mg sodium x 2 = 380 cals, 9g fat, 800mg sodium

Thats a LOT of sodium in one meal.

Replace the refried beans with canned kidney beans, and replace the tortilla with whole wheat tortillas and you'll be doing much better.


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Old 11-02-2014, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Wine Country
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Its about a 4. Lose the sour cream and replace it with guacamole or avocado. Swap the tortilla for whole wheat.
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Old 11-02-2014, 09:28 AM
 
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Don't think there's much wrong with sour cream. For the rest I agree with King Gambit although if the rest of your day's food is fresh and unprocessed you can definitely get away with something like this.
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Old 11-02-2014, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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Its about a 4. Lose the sour cream and replace it with guacamole or avocado. Swap the tortilla for whole wheat.
Why? Light sour cream has less calories and they are only using 1 teaspoon.


I would rate this as a 5~6, more like 8~9 if you used a 100% whole wheat tortilla and low sodium refined beans (e.g., Amy's low sodium refined beans).
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Old 11-02-2014, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Wine Country
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Why? Light sour cream has less calories and they are only using 1 teaspoon.


I would rate this as a 5~6, more like 8~9 if you used a 100% whole wheat tortilla and low sodium refined beans (e.g., Amy's low sodium refined beans).
Avocado is much more healthy than sour cream. And you got the scale wrong. The higher the number the more unhealthy.
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Old 11-02-2014, 02:05 PM
 
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Why? Light sour cream has less calories and they are only using 1 teaspoon.


I would rate this as a 5~6, more like 8~9 if you used a 100% whole wheat tortilla and low sodium refined beans (e.g., Amy's low sodium refined beans).
I didn't read the light. I would use whole sour cream and wouldn't touch light. Light is processed and stripped of important fats that help in digestion, processing in the body and feeling full. Light=bad
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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Avocado is much more healthy than sour cream. And you got the scale wrong. The higher the number the more unhealthy.
Yes, it should be 4~5 currently and 2~3 is some changes were made. What makes avocado much more healthy than light sour cream? And even if it was healthier why would replacing just 1 teaspoon of light sour cream matter? If you added avocado you'd have to add a lot more, if you planned on tasting it, and the extra calories add up fast since they are so high in fat.

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I didn't read the light. I would use whole sour cream and wouldn't touch light. Light is processed and stripped of important fats that help in digestion..
Light sour cream is not anymore processed than regular, its just made from lower fat milk. There are no important fats in dairy and the additional fat in regular sour cream isn't going to help with digestion. Light = good. Less calories, less saturated fat while still adding the desired flavor.
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:31 PM
 
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Yes, it should be 4~5 currently and 2~3 is some changes were made. What makes avocado much more healthy than light sour cream? And even if it was healthier why would replacing just 1 teaspoon of light sour cream matter? If you added avocado you'd have to add a lot more, if you planned on tasting it, and the extra calories add up fast since they are so high in fat.


Light sour cream is not anymore processed than regular, its just made from lower fat milk. There are no important fats in dairy and the additional fat in regular sour cream isn't going to help with digestion. Light = good. Less calories, less saturated fat while still adding the desired flavor.
You seem to think that calories are a bad thing. And weren't you the guy that thought egg yolks are bad? You can't be taken seriously.
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:35 PM
 
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