Low-Calorie Breakfast Tacos

Over the last few years I’ve been in a love affair with, what I consider to be, the MOST AMAZING  breakfast burrito in the universe. (my friends think I’m insane.) It was a constant staple for me while I was living in the Washington DC area.

Now I am aware there are breakfast burritos in Philadelphia. But there are 2 problems. First, I’m not sure I believe I can ever find one that’s as soul-satisfying as the one I’ve grown to love. (Yes, I know I’m being a little dramatic.) Second, I’ve been doing so well at eating healthy, and I didn’t want to get derailed because of a burrito.

So to make a long story short, I wanted to find a healthy way to satisfy my craving for this burrito. So I came up with this healthier recipe for breakfast tacos.

(UPDATE! Turns out La Tortilla factory also makes a large tortilla, so you could make this same recipe into a burrito! I’ve yet to try but it should be the same recipe just with one big tortilla instead of two little ones!)


Makes: 2 Breakfast Tacos  

Calories: 287

What you’ll need:

-3/4 cup egg whites

-1/4 cup poblano peppers chopped

-4 tbsp Black refried beans (I used Amy’s brand, I’m sure others are out there)

-1/4 cup shredded white cheddar cheese (I used Horizon brand)

-2 whole wheat low carb/ high fiber tortillas from “La Tortilla Factory” (They’re fantastic, and only 50 calories a tortilla. Of course you can use whatever tortillas you like, but these were a huge help in getting the calories lower. Of course if you’re looking to cut carbs all together make it a lettuce wrap!)

-2-3 tbsps of your favorite salsa (I used a poblano salsa made by 365. Can you tell I love poblano peppers?)

-Salt & pepper to taste

-lettuce & tomato if you so choose. And of course your favorite kind of hot sauce!!!

Heat up skillet. If needed, spray with a non-stick spray. Add the egg whites, poblano peppers, salt & pepper to the skillet. Scramble the egg mixture. Cook until firm.

Take the tortillas. To make them even better heat the tortillas on a skillet & brown. Gives it a great texture. Alternatively pop them in a microwave to warm.

Heat up refriend beans on microwave or stove.

Fill the tortillas with the scrambled eggs & refried beans. Top with salsa and cheese.

Make it your own by adding, whatever veggies you like like lettuce, fresh tomatoes and hot sauce. (I used a habanero garlic hot sauce. Really gave the tacos a flavor boost.)



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