Vegetarian/Vegan Burritos

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Next time you have burrito night, try wrapping it up in a collard. These large, hearty leaves are great for holding a burrito together and they don’t have an overpowering leafy flavor.  Not to mention, they have a pretty impressive nutrient profile:

Over 100% of the daily value for Vitamin K – essential for bone health

Nearly 50% of eye-loving Vitamin A – enhances night vision and supports your immune system

15% of Folate – reduces inflammation and is critically important in pregnant women to reduce the risk of neural tube defects in women

20% Vitamin C – a potent antioxidant and immune system stimulant

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In fact, most of the dark, leafy green vegetables have a similar nutrient profile – which is one of the reasons us dietitians like to push the greens so much icon wink Vegetarian/Vegan Burritos

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Using leaves as wraps switches things up a bit and adds a variety of texture to your dish. Last year, I made these awesome Butternut Squash and Black Bean Burritos using a purple cabbage leaf. I love the black, orange and purple colors together. The more color you have in your meal, the more varied your nutrients are.


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What creative ways are you using to wrap up foods?

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Author:Ashley Galloway

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