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Breakfast Burritos

By swapping out worthless white tortillas for whole wheat, and swapping fatty pork sausage for the lean chicken variety, we’ve slashed the calories in half while increasing the overall nutrition (and deliciousness).

Cook This!

Breakfast Burritos

By swapping out worthless white tortillas for whole wheat, and swapping fatty pork sausage for the lean chicken variety, we’ve slashed the calories in half while increasing the overall nutrition (and deliciousness).

Take an oversize tortilla and stuff it full of sausage and cheese, and you’re in for a rude awakening. By swapping out worthless white tortillas for whole wheat, swapping fatty pork sausage for the lean chicken variety, and adding fiber-rich beans and fresh avocado, we’ve slashed the calories in half while increasing the overall nutrition (and deliciousness).

Ingredients


Makes 4 servings

1⁄2 Tbsp olive oil
2 cooked chicken sausage links, diced
1 red onion,diced
6 eggs, lightly beaten
Salt and black pepper to taste
Chopped cilantro
4 whole-wheat tortillas (10")
1 cup black beans, rinsed, drained, and heated
1⁄2 cup shredded Cheddar or Jack cheese
1 avocado,pitted,peeled, and sliced
Salsa

Breakfast Burrito

Calories

415

Fat

17 g

Saturated Fat

5 g

Sodium

625 mg

Bob Evans Meat Lovers’ BOBurrito

Calories

799

Fat

49 g

Saturated Fat

19 g

Sodium

2,427

YOU SAVE 384 calories and 32 g fat!

HOW TO MAKE IT


Step 1

Heat the oil in a large skillet or sauté pan over medium heat. Add the sausage and onion; cook for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn the heat to low.

Step 2

Pour the eggs into the skillet. Cook slowly, constantly stirring with a wooden spoon until the eggs are firm but still moist. Remove from the heat, season with salt and pepper, and stir in the cilantro.

Step 3

Wrap the tortillas in damp paper towels and heat in the microwave for 45 seconds. (Or heat them individually in a dry pan until warm and lightly toasted.) Divide the eggs, beans, cheese, and avocado among the tortillas. Roll into tight packages and top each burrito with salsa, more cilantro, and jalapeños (if using).

MEAL MULTIPLIER

Start with a solid tortilla and breakfast wraps and burritos become an incredible portable source of what you need most in the morning: fiber and protein. Try any of these other solid breakfast breakdowns.
Scrambled eggs with leftover chicken, salsa, and guacamole
Scrambled eggs with sautéed mushrooms, zucchini, and spinach topped with feta cheese
Part-skim ricotta topped with sliced bananas, strawberries, and crushed almonds