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Building a better breakfast burrito


I managed to convince the husband and son to join me in a 5K this evening, so it'll be a great way to kick off the holiday weekend.  Any holiday can do serious damage to a healthy eating plan if you're not careful.

Since the Cleveland Clinic Non-Surgical Weight Loss Program has me on a 1,200-calorie eating plan, I've been relying on foods that give me the most bang for the caloric buck, which is a great thing.  I've learned I really can get by on that many calories a day (between 1,200 and 1,300), and I've noticed that I'm eating far more fruits and vegetables and my sodium consumption has also dropped.

This morning I whipped up a breakfast burrito that has little servings of all kinds of good stuff: eggs (Egg Beaters, actually), refried beans, cheese and salsa.  I posted it over at SparkRecipes (great place to calculate recipes!) but here's the recipe:

Breakfast Egg, Cheese & Bean Burrito


1/4 cup Egg Beaters, any flavor
Mission Carb Balance 8-inch tortilla
1/4 cup fat-free refried beans
1 wedge Laughing Cow Light, any flavor (I used the new Queso Fresco & Chipotle flavor)
1/4 cup diced tomatoes with green chilies


Cook Egg Beaters in a non-stick pan until set. Remove from heat.  Spread beans and cheese on tortilla and place Egg Beaters on top of beans and cheese.

Roll up and top with tomatoes.

Number of Servings: 1

Nutritional Info

  • Fat: 5.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.5g
  • Calories: 235.0
  • Protein: 17.0g