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Clean and Simple Breakfast Tacos

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As you know by now, I am a huge fan of Mexican food so starting the day off with Breakfast Tacos is a sure way to put a smile on my face (and that’s without the margarita;).

Technically speaking, this is just a simple scramble with some mexican flavors loaded into a couple of corn tortillas.  Now, this particular recipe is as basic as you could get… I just cook up some onions and peppers with a little cumin to give the scramble a nice smokey flavor and then finish it off with a little cilantro (a Mexican food staple).

If you had a little more time on your hands and the desire to play you could certainly add in some beans, light cheese, leftover chicken, or even some spicy jalapenos.  You could try topping them with some salsa, light sour cream, greek yogurt, or maybe a little hot sauce.  You see what I mean, with a little extra time on your hands and the desire to play, the possibilities are endless!

Now on another note, I don’t know where most of my readers live (if you guys want to tell me where you’re from, in the comments, I would LOVE that) but let me just tell you, here in SoCal the weather has been stupid hot for the middle of October.  We’ve been seeing temperatures in the 80s and 90s making it really hard, if not impossible, for me to get into fall’s warming comfort foods.  My kitchen has yet to see a pot of soup or a loaf of pumpkin bread (although I have had a go at some unsucessful pumpkin panckaes – seriously – I will get pancakes right one of these days)

I’m hoping we’ll be cooling off sometime soon but until then, I offer you my Clean and Simple Breakfast Tacos!!  I hope it will do for now…

Clean and Simple Breakfast Tacos

Yield: Serves 2

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup of Eggology egg whites
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • ¼ onion, diced
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp of chopped cilantro
  • ½ avocado, diced
  • 1 tsp grape seed oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Heat oil in a medium non-stick skillet and add onion and peppers.  Saute for about five minutes or until your veggies are tender and then season your veggies with salt, pepper and cumin.

Stir in your egg whites and scramble everything together. Cook about three or four minutes and right before your eggs are set, stir in you cilantro.  Shut off the heat and allow the egg whites to finish cooking from the heat of the pan.

In the meantime, heat your corn tortillas up by placing them right over a burner with a low flame.  Give them about twenty seconds or so on each side until they are warmed through and slightly charred.

Fill each tortilla with a quarter of the egg white scramble and top with freshly diced avocado.  Enjoy!

Nutritional Analysis

Calories per serving: 264; Total Fat: 10.1g; Saturated Fat: 1.2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 197mg; Carbohydrate: 30.4g; Dietary Fiber: 7.2g; Sugars: 2.9g; Protein: 13.9g

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9 Responses to “Clean and Simple Breakfast Tacos”

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    Leticia — October 20, 2008 @ 6:16 am

    Houston. And its gorgeous here now…but not necessarily cold. Its in the 80s today and we’ll be in the 70s toward the end of the week.

    I’m Hispanic…so we eat breakfast tacos all the time. :o)

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    Culinarywannabe — October 20, 2008 @ 9:13 am

    Oh I love breakfast tacos! We were just in Mexico and had them almost every morning. And enjoy the hot weather because I’m sure the cold will get old very quick! I live in NYC and we’ve already broken out the winter jackets.

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    Marcia — October 20, 2008 @ 11:15 am

    Hi Dani, I too am in love with Mexican food, every chance I get I love to try to incorporate mexican flavors into any dish I can! I’m in the Windy City (Chicago) and we are already getting quite nippy here but thats the norm for us, sending the kids out to Trick-or-Treat in coats and hats is quite normal here…lol
    I love the Mexican Salsa called, Pico DeGallo and it’s great on a breakfast taco, for those of us who like a little kick in the pants bright and early in the morning…lol Thanks for adding this. I’ve never added avacado to my breakfast taco before, and it looks so good! Thanks again…and I will try my hardest to send some cooler temps your way….lol

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    Marc — October 20, 2008 @ 1:49 pm

    This looks delicious!

    (Northwestern Bergen County, NJ)

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    Dani — October 20, 2008 @ 5:41 pm

    Leticia – I could totally deal with the 70′s, but the 80′s??!! C’mon, not in mid-October:)!!

    Culinarywannabe – I go back East a lot (since that’s where my family is). An East coast fall is hands down my favorite time of year anywhere!!

    Marcia – Pico de Gallo would be great on these tacos… I’ll have to try some! Thanks for sending the cooler weather, I’ll be looking for it!

    Marc – Hey… I grew up in Bergen County! What town are you in!?

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    IE FOOD — October 22, 2008 @ 8:17 am

    This is a great breakfast idea, I love avocados!

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    Ameet — November 1, 2008 @ 1:12 pm

    Hi Dani,

    I also love Mexican-influenced breakfasts. Have you ever made Chilaquiles? Your recipe reminds me of the ones I make, but instead of using a corn tortilla I add bits of tortilla chips

    BTW – your corn tortillas look amazing. I miss California. The ones here in New York are not the same.

    Ameet

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    Dani — November 2, 2008 @ 4:00 pm

    Ameet – I have never made chilaquiles but I used to work in a Mexican restaurant and the cooks would make it for breakfast all the time!

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    Jennifer — December 29, 2008 @ 2:44 pm

    I’m in Chicago! I love Mexican food any time of day!

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