The Healthy 5-Minute Burrito, Racing Weight Style

Racing Weight Cookbook 5-Minute Burrito recipe

Racing Weight Cookbook delivers more than 100 flavorful, easy recipes for athletes that will help you hit your ideal weight without compromising your performance.

Once you’ve ventured into the frozen-foods aisle, it’s easy to think there’s no hope for a nutritious meal. Not so! A good-quality frozen meal or burrito can be made even better with some quick additions. Start with a product containing whole-food ingredients that you can pronounce, and with no trans fats. We recommend brands such as Amy’s Kitchen or Kashi, which make great-tasting and healthy all-natural frozen foods. Try to find a product with at least 15 grams of protein.

We made this burrito into a completely nutritious meal in just 5 minutes.

Racing Weight Cookbook 5-Minute Burrito recipeServes 1 in 5 minutes.

1 Amy’s bean and cheese burrito
2 plum tomatoes
½ avocado
2 tablespoons salsa

  1. Remove plastic wrap from burrito. Wrap burrito loosely in paper towel, place in microwave, and heat for 2–2½ minutes or until hot.
  2. While burrito is cooking, quarter tomatoes and cut avocado in half. Scoop avocado flesh out of the skin with a spoon. (Refrigerate leftover avocado in plastic bag.)
  3. When burrito is heated through, transfer it to the plate and add tomatoes, avocado, and salsa.

Per serving: 460 calories, 20 g fat, 60 g total carbohydrate, 13 g dietary fiber, 13 g protein

TIP: If your favorite burrito is short on protein, consider adding a hard-boiled egg, canned tuna, or cottage cheese as a side to bump up the protein.


Racing Weight is a proven weight-management program designed specifically for endurance athletes. Revealing the latest research and drawing from the best practices of elite athletes, coach and nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald lays out six easy steps to help cyclists, triathletes, and runners lose weight without harming their training.