Frozen Burritos can be a great meal or snack to add to your daily routine.
There are many options available in stores and even online.
With so many options available, how do you know if you’re choosing the healthiest frozen burrito. In this article, we will list the best frozen burritos on the market and why.
While burritos can be a great snack, or meal, often times they can be unhealthy.
There are burritos that pack too much fat, carbs and even extremely unhealthy ingredients. Some of these ingredients have no reason to be in your burrito, but somehow they make it in there. Let’s take a look at the best and healthiest frozen burritos on the market.
Best Frozen Burritos 2019
1.) Red’s Organic Chicken Cilantro & Lime Burrito
This is one of the only entirely organic frozen burritos you will find when shopping. Red’s takes the #1 spot due to this and it’s flavor. Also, this is not the only burrito Red’s offers. They have many more flavors, but all of them are not 100% organic.
The Chicken and cilantro burrito is perfect for a snack, or eaten as a meal with a few additions. All ingredients are ones you can pronounce and help add flavor to the burrito. Also, there are no unnecessary preservatives which can be harmful to your health over time.
Often times when there are fewer ingredients in certain products, some people say there is not a lot of flavor. We think this burrito still has great flavor, but if you don’t, you can easily add your favorite salsa! Flavor loss happens in healthier options because there is less salt and no ingredients like natural flavors to boost the flavor profile.
If your preferred method of cooking is the microwave, be careful about how long you leave it in there. If these get too hot, the tortilla can break. The best way to get around this is too cook the burrito at lower power.
2.) Evol Egg & Green Chile Burrito
This is probably the best frozen burrito you can have for breakfast. The green chile helps give it some flavor and it’s becoming more readily available at local grocery stores. All ingredients are ones you can pronounce and the ingredient list is short. It’s almost always better to go with the shorter option when deciding between products.
Some people say this burrito also does not have a lot of flavor. Again, if you are trying to eat healthier frozen meals, you will probably lose some flavor. Add some seasoning or salsa to combat this. If you order a burrito at a restaurant do you add ingredients to enhance the flavor? Maybe, or maybe not. It’s super easy to add sour cream, salsa, or guacamole to these burritos.
Outside of the green chile option, Evol also makes frozen breakfast sandwiches and other frozen burritos. You can check out mire of their options through the link below.
3.) Amy’s Bean and Cheese Burrito
If you are looking for a vegetarian snack, this could be a great option for you. Out of all the bean and cheese burritos to choose from, this one arguably has the most flavor and best ingredient list. Amy’s burritos have become a more mainstream in recent years, so you can find them in most grocery stores.
Again, with all frozen burritos be careful about how long you leave them in the microwave. Even if you follow the instructions on the wrapper it can still explode in your microwave. Often times, this is due to the power of your microwave. Many microwaves have different levels of power than the recommended power level is for the burrito your are cooking.
4.) Good Food Made Simple Turkey Sausage Burrito
Out of all the frozen burritos out there, breakfast burritos tend to be the healthier option. They are generally healthier because they don’t have as many ingredients. What makes this burrito great is the turkey sausage. It really helps with the flavor profile and fills you up.
5.) Lilly B’s Gluten Free Chicken and Cheese Burrito
If you are gluten free then this is the burrito for you. In this burrito you will find salsa already added. Many other companies do not add this, so this is a huge plus. There are a few other varieties of this gluten free burrito. If you are vegetarian and gluten free, they have a bean and cheese option that is quite good.
What to Consider When Buying Frozen Burritos
When you’re buying frozen burritos you should consider a few details on the packaging. These are:
- What are the ingredients?
- How much protein?
- How many ounces?
Sometimes frozen burritos, or other frozen foods can be loaded with ridiculous ingredients. Some ingredients we use in the U.S. are not allowed in other countries. Many of these make it into the packaged foods we eat. So, be sure to thoroughly read through ingredient and nutrition labels.
Another important factor to look into when eating a frozen burrito is how much protein, salt and ounces the burrito has. If there is not a lot of protein, the burrito probably won’t satisfy you’re hunger. If the burrito has a small ounce count, it probably won’t satisfy your hunger. Many companies are making smaller burritos, so they can increase profit margins. Makes sense for them, but not for most consumers.
Frequency of Use
How often will you be eating these? Some of these can get pricey, so it can get expensive if you’re not buying in bulk. Many of these are sold at places like Costco and Walmart. If you shop there you can find these in large quantities and for affordable prices.
If one of these will be replacing your breakfast or lunch, you will be saving money compared to most “eating out” options. These are really easy to incorporate with other snacks which helps make them a full meal.
Many of these burrito companies recommend you cook them in a conventional oven. This takes longer, but helps it feel more like a freshly baked burrito. Microwaving is clearly the faster option, but you can run into a few problems at times. Sometimes the tortillas can break, or the burrito does not get fully heated. Sometimes you will bite into cold pockets and that is never appetizing.
Overall, there are a lot of frozen burritos to choose from. From what we know, these are the best frozen burritos on the market right now. There’s also a frozen burrito for almost every type of eater.
There a gluten free, vegetarian and even paleo options out there. They are simple, convenient and you can add whatever you like to them. We will continue to update this list when healthier options become available.