Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Yumtastic Breakfast Burrito

Per Serving (1 burrito): 6 Points+
239 calories, 3g fat, 1,111mg sodium, 27g carbs, 9g fiber, 4g sugars, 29g protein 

The recipe: "Hungry Girl: Recipes and Survival Strategies...", page 14

 This recipe is one that I would almost consider a non-recipe: too simple and common-sense to be considered a true recipe.  There are quite a few recipes like this in the earlier Hungry Girl cookbooks.  I normally don't even bother reviewing any of these "non-recipes", but I have had a stressful few days (see yesterday's post) and needed something quick and easy to review. 

The main reasons I made this "recipe" when I did was because A) I had all of the ingredients at home, B) I was in the mood for a breakfast burrito, C) I was too lazy to calculate the total calories of all of the ingredients, and if I used this recipe it was already done for me.

This recipe consists of 4 basic ingredients: tortilla, Egg Beaters, turkey bacon, and a slice of fat free American cheese.  Without the substitutions for healthier versions of the tortilla, cheese, eggs, and bacon, this would be much higher in calories.  If I was making a breakfast burrito without following this recipe, I would have probably used one slice of bacon instead of two, and I might have taken the time to saute some veggies to go with the eggs.  But, overall, this is a yummy breakfast that I make all the time.  If you have not figured out how to make a healthier breakfast burrito, by all means, check out this recipe!


  1. do you ever post recipes for ones that are not avail online?

  2. I generally don't, just because I am worried about copyright issues. But this recipe is so basic, it's not really anything I would even call a recipe. Just get a 100 calorie high-fiber tortilla, scramble 1/2 cup of Egg Beaters, and cook 2 slices of turkey bacon. Place a slice of fat-free American cheese on the warmed tortilla, top with bacon slices and egg. Fold into a burrito. Easy, right? :)