Scrambled Egg Burritos

Number of servings : Prep time: Cooking time: 15 minutes Type of meal : | Breakfasts/Brunches | Breakfasts/Brunches Special diet

Number of servings :

Prep time:

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Type of meal : | Breakfasts/Brunches | Breakfasts/Brunches

Special diet :

Ingredients

8 low-fat flour tortillas (7 in / 17.5 cm)
2 tsp (10 mL) olive oil
3 scallions, thinly sliced
1 small red bell pepper, diced
1 tbsp (15 mL) flour
1 large egg, plus 7 large egg whites
1/4 cup (60 mL) fat-free sour cream
2 tbsp (30 mL) water
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) black pepper
1/4 cup (60 mL) shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup (125 mL) mild salsa

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Wrap tortillas in 2 packets of aluminum foil and place in oven to warm. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over low heat. Add scallions and red pepper and cook until pepper is soft, about 3 minutes. Whisk together flour, whole egg, egg whites, sour cream, water, salt, and black pepper in large bowl. Pour egg mixture into skillet and cook, stirring constantly, until almost set, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle cheese over eggs and stir until cheese has melted and eggs are set, about 1 minute. Unwrap warm tortillas and divide egg mixture evenly among them. Roll tortillas up, fasten with a toothpick, if you like, and serve with a dollop of salsa. Serve with sliced papaya, mango, or other fresh fruit, and a low-fat yogurt-banana smoothie. Health Hint: On a heart-healthy diet, it’s wise to limit your intake of eggs (a single egg has over two-thirds of the total amount of cholesterol you should have in one day). But you can still have egg dishes if you use mostly egg whites, since it’s the yolks that contain the cholesterol. Although you can do this by using egg substitutes, what you’re getting is basically egg whites tinted yellow—and at a premium price. Buy whole eggs instead, and even if you discard the yolks, you’ll still be saving money. Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional information:

Imported on 2011-01-20 16:41:26 — Original ID:816

Scrambled Egg Burritos
Scrambled Egg Burritos