Thursday, July 22, 2010

Need energy during the day?

Then don't skip breakfast!  Tired of cereal (or just don't like it)?  Eggs are a lot better for you than most people think.  Yes, egg whites are lower in calories, but lower in taste as well.  They can be substituted in this recipe if you like.  The fatty acids and proteins from a whole egg far outweigh the added calories.  Maybe try both and see what you think.  Here's the recipe from

3-Step Egg & Cheese Breakfast Burrito

From the American Egg Board Culinary Library
published: 04/19/2010

Only a cereal bowl is needed to prepare and serve this zesty breakfast dish, making your morning clean-up a breeze.
Prep Time: 2 minutes; Cook Time: 45 to 60 seconds; Makes: 1 serving
1 flour tortilla (6-inch)
1 egg
1 Tbsp. shredded Mexican cheese blend
1 Tbsp. salsa

1. Line 2-cup microwave-safe cereal bowl with microwave-safe paper towel. Press tortilla into bowl. Break egg into center of tortilla. Beat egg gently with a fork until blended, being careful not to tear tortilla.

2. Microwave on High 30 seconds; stir. Microwave until egg is almost set, 15 to 30 seconds longer. *Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times may need to be adjusted.

3. Remove tortilla with paper towel liner from bowl to flat surface. Top egg with cheese and salsa. Fold bottom of tortilla over egg, then fold in sides.

Nutrition information per serving: 197 calories; 10 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 218 mg cholesterol; 407 mg sodium; 17 g carbohydrate; 1 g dietary fiber; 11 g protein; 365.2 IU Vitamin A; 17.5 IU Vitamin D; 55.3 mcg folate; 119.5 mg calcium; 2.0 mg iron; 129.8 mg choline.

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