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Quick Breakfast Taco

May/June 2008, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008), The EatingWell Diet (2007)

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A smaller cousin of the breakfast burrito, the breakfast taco made with reduced-fat Cheddar and egg substitute is a satisfying and healthy breakfast option.



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36 Reviews for Quick Breakfast Taco

12/27/2009

Sounds like a great basic recipe....I personally prefer flour tortillas because they are just easier for me...........and I buy the Mission brand carb balance (100ish calories and 11g. fiber) for my breakfast burritos.......or I change it up with Thomas' whole grain English muffins for about the same calorie and fiber count. I just basically make an omelet and put it on whatever 'platform' I am in the mood for. I am not a breakfast food lover at all....so I have made myself eat breakfast by finding something interesting and flavor filled for awhile now........whatever recipe I find, I add my own touches(garlic for sure) and try to make it flavorful(bell peppers, onion.... which are basically calorie free), spicy, full of fiber (albeit late in the day, more like brunch after coffee) My (kindergarten) daughter likes her cold lunch sandwiches (PB&J) on the same tortillas, or on the new (to me) Albert's brand flat breads which are also high fiber and low calorie....and they are also great for making personal pizzas for supper or weekend lunches!! My kids are wonderful fruit and veggie eaters, but when I can get in the extra fiber.......in foods they love (pizza) I am all for it. No one recipe is perfect for all...use it as a stepping stone for your own inventive creation......but don't forget to add (or subtract!!!) your alterations.

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11/23/2009
Anonymous

Sounds good to me because I'm lactose and newly- gluten intolerant and always looking for ideas of foods to put together. Will try in the morning.

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10/25/2009
Anonymous

Are people honestly getting that upset? If you know anything about healthy eating or are remotely interested in taking care of yourself you automatically buy the healthy substitute of everything at the grocer anyways(milk, cheese, eggs, corn tortilla= nonfat milk,high protein cheese, egg beaters, whoe wheat tortilla) so whether or not the author directs you to make substitutions shouldnt be that big of a deal.Anyone can figure as much. Give him/her a break... its an awesome and simple recipe. Dont criticise, just take the idea and improve on it if u feel u can. You can go both ways with this recipe,whether u feel like being a health nut or ur hungry for some taste every once in a blue moon!

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Anonymous wrote 1 year 46 weeks ago

Good for you, obviously some

Good for you, obviously some see the glass half full!

10/25/2009
Anonymous

ya, this is a good recipe, i've been doing this forever and a day...however...corn tortillas...really? you want people to get even more corn in their diet as if America doesnt get enough corn in the first place? I'd say no corn tortillas, i always use whole wheat tortillas and REAL eggs for the NATURAL vitamin and mineral benefits they provide. If possible, make your own salsa too people, its not hard to do and you can easily make sure the ingredients are organic...all those preservatives, pesticides, growth hormones, and food dyes arent good for us at all. so, ya, make a few modifications, and you have an excellent recipe here.

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10/25/2009
Anonymous

I make a great breakfast sandwich.

whole wheat english muffin - toasted
2 oz egg substitute (guessing)
chopped green bell pepper
chopped vidalia onion
2 slices of lunchmeat turkey
1/2 slice american cheese
2 tsp salsa
black pepper
smart balance butter substitute

HINT: every week i finely chop a vidalia onion and a green bell pepper, then dry on paper towels for 1/2 hr. then I put into separate plastic containers in the refrigerator so I can add to my cooking any time.

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toast the english muffin, light smear of smart balance while warm.

using small omelette pan, spray pan then brown the turkey and add black pepper to taste. it will take on a crispy bacon-like texture and place on 1/2 of the muffin. Cook egg substitute and add onions & peppers (1 tbl of each or more if you like.) melt the 1/2 slice of american cheese onto eggs, then add to sandwich. top with salsa. put other half of muffin on top.

the whole thing comes out to approx 250 calories

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Anonymous wrote 1 year 46 weeks ago

Thanks for the onion and

Thanks for the onion and pepper idea, will use it forever!

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