Food

What to eat at Barburrito if you’re trying to lose weight

Ain’t no burrito like a Barburrito.

The great thing about WW Freestyle™ is that nothing’s off the menu, and yes that includes burritos! 

Our flexible weight loss programme is designed for real life, which means you can eat out at your favourite restaurants & fast food outlets and still lose weight.

Check out our SmartPoints® guides to popular restaurants like Nando’s

What are SmartPoints (and why should I track them instead of calories)?

 

About Barburrito

 

Barburrito first opened its doors in the UK in 2005, and has been feeding the nation authentic Mexican-style cuisine ever since - think burritos, tacos and tortilla chips.

And is there anything better than a burrito to satisfy a rumbling stomach? Rice, meat, beans and veg rolled up in a tortilla wrap, then topped with anything from salsa to fresh guacamole…sounds good to us!

From London to Aberdeen, Barburrito is ideal for a quick pit stop when you’re out and about. They’re also on Deliveroo, so you can get your burrito fix at home if you fancy a takeaway.

 

SmartPoints® tracking: nacho problem 

 

Since Barburrito is all about building your own meal (a bit like Subway), you’ll need to track the different components of your meal. 

Don’t worry: all the ingredients are available and clearly labelled in the WW app, which makes tracking super simple. Just scroll down to ‘Browse Restaurants’ on your My Day screen, choose ‘Restaurant name’ and scroll down to Barburrito.

Your step-by-step guide to the WW app  

 

Let’s taco about mains

 

First things first: which dish should you pick? There’s plenty to choose from: a classic, loaded or superfood burrito, a ‘naked’ burrito, tacos or nachos. You can also get a superfood bowl.

barburrito

Next up, choose your filling: the bulk of your burrito. Which meat? Which rice? Which vegetables? To pinto bean or not to pinto bean?

Then decide whether you’d like any toppings or extras such as jalapenos, cheese or sour cream, and whether you want any sides, like tortilla chips. (Tacos generally come with tortilla chips and salsa on the side.)

 

Helpful hints: 

 

  • If you want slaw instead of rice in your wrap, go for the superfood burrito
  • If you don’t want the wrap but you want everything else, order the naked burrito.
  • If you want to double up on meat, go for the loaded burrito. You’ll also get guacamole.
  • The superfood bowl is a loaded bowl with slaw and other fresh ingredients, including guacamole.
  • If you get tacos, it’s worth knowing that different shells have different SmartPoints values. Do you want a hard shell or a soft shell? Corn flour or wheat flour? Scroll down to find the SmartPoints values of each. 

SmartPoints guide to Barburrito

 

Scroll down for all SmartPoints (SP) values* and to start planning your next meal at Barburrito!

You’ll notice that some items have a SmartPoints value of 0. That’s because it’s one of our 200+ ZeroPoint foods that you don’t have to weigh, track or measure!

 

Dish  SP value
Tortilla wrap (regular) 10
Tortilla wrap (small) 7
Dos tacos (corn soft) 3
Corn dos tacos (regular) 4
Soft flour dos tacos (regular) 7

 

Fillings SP value
Grilled chicken (small) 2
Grilled chicken (regular) 3
Spicy shredded beef (small) 3
Spicy shredded beef (regular) 5
Grilled steak (small) 3
Pulled pork (regular) 4
White rice (regular) 2
Brown rice (regular) 3
Black beans (small) 0
Pinto beans (regular) 0
Onions and peppers (regular) 0
Mushrooms (regular) 0
Lettuce (regular) 0

 

Toppings SP value
Jalapenos 0
Pico de Gallo salsa (small) 0
Pico de Gallo salsa (regular) 1
Slaw with vegan mayo (regular) 1
Chipotle salsa (regular) 1
Sour cream (small)  1
Sour cream (regular) 2
Rainbow salsa 2
Cheese 2
Cheese sauce 4

 

Extras and sides SP value
Guacamole 3
Diced chorizo 4
Tortilla chips (bag) 13

SmartPoints tracking tips:

 

Loaded burrito


For the loaded burrito double your main filling and add guacamole:

Example: Regular tortilla wrap (10SP) + 2 portions of regular grilled chicken (6SP) + regular portion of white rice (2SP) + pinto beans (0SP) + jalapenos (0SP) + lettuce (0SP) + guacamole (3SP) = 21SP  
 

Superfood burrito

 

For the superfood burrito do not include rice, and double up on the slaw and guacamole:

Example: Small tortilla wrap (7SP) + small portion of grilled chicken (2SP) + pinto beans (0SP) + double portion of slaw (2SP) + double portion of guacamole (6SP) + lettuce (0SP) = 17SP 

 

Naked burrito

 

For the naked burrito do not include the wrap, add 1.5 portions of rice, and double your lettuce portion:

Example: 1.5 regular portions of white rice (3SP) + regular portion of grilled chicken (3SP) + pinto beans (0SP) + onion and peppers (0SP) + jalapenos (0SP) + regular portion of Pico de Gallo salsa (1SP) + small portion of cheese (2SP) = 9SP

Image credit: @emily_wwuk
 

Superfood bowl

 

For the superfood bowl do not include the wrap, add an extra portion of slaw and double up on lettuce:

Example: Regular portion of spicy shredded beef (5SP) + regular portion of brown rice (3SP) + black beans (0SP) + onion and peppers (0SP) + double portion of slaw (2SP) + guacamole (3SP) + lettuce (0SP) = 13SP
 

Tacos

 

For the tacos track a small portion of meat, a small portion of lettuce, 1/3 slaw per taco, half a portion of tortilla chips and a portion of salsa (plus anything else you’d like, such as sauce or cheese):

Example: Corn soft dos tacos (3SP) + small portion of grilled chicken (2SP) + onion & peppers (0SP) + portion of slaw (1SP) + small portion of sour cream (1SP) + jalapenos (0SP) + lettuce (0SP) + small portion of cheese (2SP) + half a portion of tortilla chips (7SP) + small portion of Pico de Gallo salsa (0SP) = 16SP
 

Room for dessert?

 

If you fancy finishing with something sweet, the churros - fried dough dusted with sugar or cinnamon - are 24SP. Share with a friend or put your Weeklies to work!

How many SmartPoints am I allowed on WW?  


Disclaimer:
SmartPoints correct at time of publishing (September 2019). All SmartPoints values are based on the nutritional information provided on Barburrito's website. You might notice discrepancies between the SmartPoints values you calculate using the nutritional details provided by the restaurant and the SmartPoints values listed for meals in these guides. That's because the SmartPoints values have taken into account any ZeroPoint™ ingredients in the meal and been adjusted accordingly, whereas the restaurant information includes nutritional values for all ingredients. For tracking purposes, use the SmartPoints values listed in these guides.

Image credit:
@keelies.journey