StarKist Smart Bowl Burrito Hack

Looking for a quick lunch or snack with a decent amount of protein? And inexpensive?  How about a burrito in less than 5 minutes? I recently came across a new product from StarKist called Smart Bowls. These are their version of a grain bowl. Fully cooked, they can be eaten from the pouch or heated in the microwave after removing from the pouch. Currently, they have four tuna varieties.


Tuna smart bowl

 Zesty Lemon is a Mediterranean-inspired creation with rotini pasta, kidney and garbanzo beans. Bell peppers, crushed tomatoes, and a light tuna with lemon round out the offering. The 4.5 oz package provides 12 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber, with only 2 grams of sugar.

Latin Citrus is a Quinoa & bean combination. Quinoa, white beans, sweet corn, and light tuna are enhanced with a touch of lime and cilantro. A nice 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber.

They also have a Tomato Basil which is barley and beans, as well as a Spicy Pepper which is rice and beans. I have not tried these last two yet, but will soon.

Quick Tuna Burrito

Quick burrito

My pantry items include 8- and 12 inch flour tortillas, salsa, and shredded cheese. These and the Smart Bowl are all that is needed for a quick lunch or snack. I use my George Forman grill, but you can use a frying pan

If I only want one burrito, I prepare both and place the second burrito in a zip lock bag before grilling and refrigerate and to grill later.


  • 2 Tortillas

  • Starkist Smart Bowl

  • Salsa

  • Shredded Cheese


  • Preheat your grill or frying pan
  • Remove the tuna from the pouch and put in microwave safe container, heat for 30 seconds.(optional)
  • Place two tortillas on your workstation and top them with the tuna
  • Add Cheese and Salsa to the tuna
  • Fold in the sides of the tortillas, then bring the bottom up one-third of the way then fold again
  • Place the tortilla on the grill or frying pan. Cooked till lightly browned.
  • Enjoy

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