This veggie and eggs breakfast burrito beats take-out any morning.
Who doesn’t love to eat breakfast out? All those lovely foods to choose from. Cheese laden omelettes, huge pancakes topped with lots of butter and syrup, and thick pieces of bacon.
Sorry. This is a healthy cooking blog. It’s a rare treat that we go out to breakfast. Most often it’s when my son is in town, or we are on a road trip.
Still, you can definitely have a terrific breakfast at home, and it doesn’t have to be a lot of work. Take this breakfast burrito recipe filled with creamy eggs, caramelized onion, and tasty roasted bell peppers.
Topped with a little Swiss cheese, this burrito was gone in a flash.
- 2 large eggs
- 4 large egg whites
- 4 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
- 4 tablespoons roasted red peppers, finely chopped
- 1 ½ cups spinach, chopped
- ½ cup low fat swiss cheese, shredded
- 2 small whole wheat tortillas
- salt and pepper
- Heat non-stick skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Add onion and cook 5 minutes until lightly browned. Add bell pepper, eggs, and spinach. Cooking another 3 - 4 minutes, stirring constantly until egg is set.
- Sprinkle 1/2 of cheese over tortilla and microwave 40 seconds to melt cheese.
- Top with 1/2 of the egg mixture.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Eggs provide tryptophan, selenium, iodine, vitamins B2 and B12, and protein. Eating eggs promotes eye health. They can also contribute to the prevention of strokes and heart attacks. Free range, or cage free eggs are considered to be higher in quality nutrients such as all nine essential amino acids, and are less likely to contribute to high cholesterol levels.
Spinach is another powerhouse of nutrition. Spinach contains iron for energy, and vitamins C and A, folic acid and B6 to help your heart. Spinach has 13 different flavonoid compounds that function as antioxidants, and as anti-cancer agents.
Total Fat: 8.64g
Total Carbs: 55.27g
Dietary Fiber: 9.43g
Old Weight Watchers Points 8
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com.