Thursday, September 13, 2012

Bacon Breakfast Burrito

I know how tough it is to wake up in the morning for work, school, kids, what have you. I also know how tough it is to have the desire to make breakfast or even eat in the morning! Having said all that, breakfast is still the most important meal of the day. It sets you up for success! If you have a healthy, substantial breakfast, you are more likely to eat well the rest of the day. It also kickstarts your metabolism, and if you start off with protein and veggies, you won't be starving all morning hunting for chocolate all over the place (I never ever do that. Nope.).

I had an amazing dinner at my aunt's last night, but I ate a bit more than I would've liked. So this morning I had to get back to my low-cal routine. This is a REALLY easy recipe for a breakfast burrito, and you can do everything in your microwave in less than 5 minutes! Another plus, it has more than half of your recommended protein intake, and it's under 300 calories.

It's another Hungry Girl recipe, ya'll!!

-1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
-A dash each of onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper
-1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
-1/4 cup diced tomato, patted dry
-1 tbsp. precooked real crumbled bacon (like the kind by Oscar Mayer) (you could use real turkey or pork bacon and crumble it up if you'd like)

-1 medium-large high-fiber flour tortilla with 110 calories or less (like the kinds by La Tortilla Factory)

-1/2 cup spinach leaves
-1 tbsp. chopped scallions (I was too lazy to cut these up, so I skipped them)


-Spray a large microwave-safe mug lightly with nonstick spray. Add egg substitute, spices, and cheese wedge, breaking the wedge into pieces as you add it. Microwave for 1 minute.

-Add tomato and bacon to the mug, and gently stir. Microwave for 1 minute, or until scramble is just cooked. Set aside.

-Lay tortilla flat on a microwave-safe plate, and warm in the microwave for about 10 seconds. Lay spinach leaves horizontally across the center of the tortilla, and evenly top with the scramble. Sprinkle with scallions.

-Wrap tortilla up by first folding one side in (to keep filling from escaping), and then rolling it up from the bottom. Bite right into the open side!

You could add some hot sauce, or sugar-free ketchup. If you don't like tomatoes, substitute for red bell peppers or just leave them out. Not a spinach fan? Throw in some lettuce. The point is to make something you would really enjoy eating and look forward to having again. That's the trick to making healthy eating fun.

Make this, enjoy and give me some feedback!

1 serving: the whole burrito.
Nutritional Info: 243 calories, 5g fat, 968mg sodium, 26g carbs, 7g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 23.5g protein

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