Taco Bell Bean Burrito
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The bean burrito is one of my favorite things to eat at Taco Bell. I love burritos and I also love beans, so for a Mexican food lover like me, it’s basically a match made in heaven.

Since Taco Bell is a fast-food restaurant chain, most people think their menu items are not only reasonably priced but also very high in calories. However, that’s not the case.

Surprisingly, nearly three-fourths of their menu items are less than 500 calories, that’s almost the entire menu! So for someone like me who counts calories, Taco Bell is a great place to grab a quick snack.

I follow a macro diet, so I target a certain number of calories per day. One thing I love about eating at Taco Bell is that I don’t have to worry that much about exceeding or messing up my daily calorie intake.

It’s not like going to McDonald’s, where a simple Big Mac can add more than 500 calories to your daily consumption, as well as 33 grams of fat and 44 grams of carbs, which is a lot. And we’re not even counting the accompanying french fries and soda.

At Taco Bell, you can even cut more calories if you want by ordering your burrito “Fresco Style”.

Fresco Style replaces mayo-based sauces, sour cream, cheeses, and guacamole with pico de gallo, thus allowing you to reduce fat and calories by up to 25%.

Fresco Style Bean Burritos are only 350 calories each whereas a regular bean burrito has 380 calories. That’s 30 calories less! The Fresco Style bean burrito also has less fat, but it has one more gram of carbs.

Bean Burrito380 calories11 grams of fat55 grams of carbs
Fresco Bean Burrito350 calories9 grams of fat56 grams of carbs

Although regular bean burritos don’t have as many calories as you’d think, you can eat lower in calories by simply ordering the Fresco Style alternative.

Personally, I prefer the regular bean burrito, because 30 calories really isn’t that much, and having mayo-based sauces, sour cream, cheese, and guacamole in it makes it taste better in my opinion.

See the table below for a full nutritional breakdown.

Full Nutrition Facts

Taco Bell Bean Burrito
Calories From Fat99
Total Fat11g
Saturated Fat4g
Trans Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates55g
Dietary Fiber9g

What’s your opinion? Are 30 calories enough to switch? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.


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