Monday, September 9, 2013

Smaller Flatbread - Eat More Precisely

Mmmmmm, burrito night

Smaller Flatbread Gives More Flexibility

Taco or Burrito night at home are my favourite. While it may not be the super healthiest meal, it's still reasonably healthy, quick and completely delicious. I've posted a copy of our recipes here:


They are posted as Google Documents. If you are interested, you can make a copy of them into your own Google Documents (if you're a Gmail / Google user), then print them out and give them a try! It is so much easier to work off a printed recipe.

We like Casa Mendoza Flatbread, the "medium" tortillas are 105 calories each. The larger one's are approximately 190 calories.

When it comes to dishing out the meal, and how much you end up eating versus how many leftovers there are, having smaller flatbread makes sense. Assuming you're like me and keep eating until you're full, at worst you just need a bit more but you eat one whole more burrito, on average you only need half of the next unit you're going to eat. Your expected overconsumption is 1/2 of the size of the unit.

If the smaller flatbread is 1/2 the size of the large, you now have the option of eating in half increments. This reduces the chance you are overeating, and increases the number of delicious leftovers you have at the end. There's really no reason to ever have the larger flatbread, except it's faster to fill a large tortilla and chow down on it.

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