Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Yummy Southwest Breakfast Burrito (under 500 Cal's)

Your family is bound to love this treat! It's relatively fast to make and it is WAY tastier (and heartier) than running through Mc-D's and getting a tiny one for nearly the same amount of calories. It packs a punch because you get the protein from the eggs, filling carbs from the potatoes and tortillas and nutrients from the veggies; especially the avocados, the wonder fruit.

Serves 4-5

Under 500 calories.
>>>You can make it even healthier by using whole wheat tortillas, low fat butter and low-fat cheese.<<<

4 or 5 medium large tortillas (whole wheat preferably for heartiness, but I used white)
4 or 5 palmfuls of (low-fat) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (1 palmful per burrito)
1'' slice of onion, chopped finely
1/4 green bell pepper, chopped finely
3 small Idaho potatoes, chopped finely
1 TBS butter
About 2 TBS canola oil
5 Eggs, beaten
Splash of milk
1 Avocado (1/4 cubed avocado per burrito)
A few shakes of garlic powder
Salt & pepper to taste

In a small skillet, melt the butter and oil. Add the finely chopped onion, peppers and potatoes, garlic powder, salt and pepper and cook until all the way done.  In a small bowl, beat the 5 eggs together, add a splash of milk and salt/pepper to taste. Turn down the heat to low in the skillet and add the eggs. Cook until it becomes a little solid on the sides and mix. Cook eggs as you would for regular scrambled eggs. Once done, turn off the heat, place the cheese in the middle of the tortilla, running along as a thick cheesy row, add the scrambled egg mixture and top with avocado cubes. Fold in two ends and wrap as a burrito.

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