I see no reason why burritos would not be healthy food. They're kind of freeform, the only requirement being that they are wrapped in a tortilla. You can have all sorts of fine salad-like stuff in the interior. It's like pizza, where you've got some bread, and the choice of toppings can be whatever you like. That said, perhaps investing in CMG would have kept Ian from using his inline skates, which appears to have been the root of his most serious health issues. And even pizza topped with spinach can be the cause of terrible internal mischief. So perhaps you're right.
Exactly. My favorite combination from a local Rochester place has tofu, black beans, rice, lettuce, tomato, jalapenos, and (fresh avocado) guacamole. How is that unhealthy?
While the general components of burritos are fairly nutritious, the main weakness in my burrito diet is its homogeneity. However healthy the components of a food may be, if that food forms too much of the diet, nutrition may suffer for lack of diversity.
My staple burrito from Anna's in Cambridge is a tortilla with cheese, grilled chicken, pinto beans, rice, lettuce, salsa, hot sauce and the occasional jalapeños. Convenience is a motivation: for $5 (or $3.85 when I was in college), I can get a satisfying, tasty and reasonably nutritious meal that I can eat in about five minutes even when on a bike.
I probably could have made choices which would have had a net increase in my utility - some combination of healthier, less expensive, or more satisfying food, but I am content with my burrito choices. I do welcome suggestions for my future choices, of course. Perhaps Ken could add an AP cooking section? To each his or her own.