I made an impromptu stop at my favorite local co-op today (La Montanita on Rio Grande Blvd. for my fellow ABQ. peeps) and I hit the jackpot! I have been looking EVERYWHERE for Amy’s new gluten-free burritos and today was the big day! I only found the non-dairy version, but that was just fine by me especially since my tiniest tot is dairy-free. For all my egg-allergic friends out there, this is your lucky day too because the Amy’s Gluten Free, Non-Dairy Burritos are also VEGAN!
See that? No GMO’s, Woo-Hoo!
Now, I am not a nutritionist or anything, but I think this product looks like a winner as far as convenience foods are concerned!
The serving size is one entire burrito (so no trickiness with multiple serving sizes that require a calculator to tally up the actual damage!), and each burrito has:
6 grams of Total Fat; 0.5 grams being Saturated Fat (To learn more about fats, see: “Dietary Fats Know Which Types to Choose” on the Mayo Clinic website).
430 mg of Sodium (If you would like to learn more about sodium, including the daily recommended intake, check out this article on sodium from the Mayo Clinic).
38 grams Total Carbohydrates (See ‘Carbohydrates’ on the Mayo Clinic’s guide to Nutrition and Healthy Eating).
5 grams Dietary Fiber (to learn more about fiber, including the daily recommended intake, check out this article about fiber from the Mayo Clinic).
3 grams Sugar (one of the best articles I’ve read that really helped me to understand how much sugar is in a product was an article by Dr. Robyn Silverman titled, “Pour Some Sugar On It: How Much Sugar is in My Child’s Food?” I HIGHLY recommend it).
7 grams Protein (See ‘Protein’ on the Mayo Clinic’s guide to Nutrition and Healthy Eating).
See how Evaporated Cane Juice (a.k.a. Sugar) is at the bottom of the list? That is a good thing (at least from what my non-nutritionist mind understands).
The “mom” in me is thinking that this is a really good choice for those inevitable days when time just slips away and you need a little pre-made help in the kitchen!
The photos above are of the still-frozen burrito. The tortilla reminds me more of a crepe than of an actual flour tortilla, but if I weren’t scrutinizing it for this review, I would never have noticed! The gluten free non-dairy burrito has a seasoned bean and rice filling (no cheese substitutes) and the texture is wonderful! I don’t want to toot my own horn just yet, but I think I could actually taste some cumin! Is there such a thing as a ‘taste mirage?’
The real victory for a gluten-free alternative is when it tastes like “the real deal” (well, at least in our memories). The first thing my husband said when he took a bite was, “it tastes like a burrito.” Then I asked if it was gummy, too bland…all the things we’ve come to expect from a pre-packaged GF substitute. All he could say was, “No, it just tastes like a really good burrito.”
“Mom, I love being gluten-free.”
Have you tried the new gluten-free burritos from Amy’s Kitchen yet? If so, I would love to hear your thoughts!
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