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Bite it! Hungry Chick Avocado Burrito
Hungry Chick Avocado Burrito

Eat-o Burrito!

Certain delicious ingredients make us do a happy dance. And when we see chicken paired with cheese and avocado, we break out our dancin' pants! (Yup. We've got 'em.) Whip up this recipe, and soon you might be dancing too...

Ingredients:
1/2 cup bagged coleslaw mix
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
1 tbsp. fat-free mayonnaise
1 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
Dash garlic powder
Dash onion powder
1/8 tsp. plus a dash chili powder
2 oz. cooked and chopped skinless chicken breast
Dash black pepper
2 tbsp. canned pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 medium-large high-fiber flour tortilla with 110 calories or less (like the kinds by La Tortilla Factory)
1 oz. (about 2 tbsp.) chopped avocado
2 tbsp. pico de gallo

Directions:
In a medium microwave-safe bowl, microwave coleslaw mix for 1 minute, or until softened. Blot away excess moisture. Add cheese wedge, mayo, cilantro, garlic powder, and onion powder. Add a dash of chili powder, and stir until uniform.

In another medium microwave-safe bowl, season chicken with black pepper and remaining 1/8 tsp. chili powder. Add beans, and microwave for 30 seconds, or until hot.

Microwave tortilla on a microwave-safe plate for 15 seconds, or until warm. Spread coleslaw mixture along the middle of the tortilla. Top with chicken and beans, avocado, and pico de gallo. Fold in the sides of the tortilla, and tightly roll it up around the filling. Enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

Serving Size: entire recipe
Calories: 311
Fat: 9.5g
Sodium: 912mg
Carbs: 39g
Fiber: 10.5g
Sugars: 6g
Protein: 24.5g

PointsPlus® value 8*

HG Tip: To save sodium, cook up chicken without any salt, and replace the pico de gallo with chopped tomato and onion (or use a no-salt-added variety).

Fight it! El Pollo Loco's Chicken Avocado Burrito
El Pollo Loco's Chicken Avocado Burrito

Burrito Defeat-o!

If you're not familiar with El Pollo Loco, here's the deal. EPL is generally a pretty great destination when it comes to fast food. The chain has many reasonable options and even an Under 500 Calories section on its website. That said, there are some major calorie traps that put the LOCO in El Pollo Loco. Let's look at the Chicken Avocado Burrito. While it features chicken and no rice, it's still packed with cheese and a creamy cilantro dressing in addition to the avocado... And that tortilla has over 300 calories and 10g fat! This all adds up to an excessively high calorie count and too many fat grams. So we picked up the burrito in question, took it back to our test kitchen, and set out to re-create it, guilt-free. Once we perfected the creamy dressing, the rest was a SNAP. Happy times!

Serving Size: 1 burrito
Calories: 950
Fat: 53g
Sodium: 2,110mg
Carbs: 74g
Fiber: 9g
Sugars: 5g
Protein: 48g

PointsPlus® value 25*

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CHEW ON THIS:

Today, July 16th, is National Personal Chef Day. Today's recipe is so easy, it practically makes itself... which is almost like having a personal chef! Almost...

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