These babies are low fat, low calorie (only 295 ea!), high protein and so scrumptious! I especially wanted it to be heart healthy so I opted to use egg whites only instead of regular eggs.
2 c egg whites
1/2 c finely diced onion
1/2 bag frozen potatoes (I like the one with peppers and onions included)
1/4 c shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 c shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
8 tbsp salsa
2 tbsp lite sour cream
1 package low fat tortillas (8-10)
The first thing I did was preheat the oven to 350. In a medium bowl I added the potatoes, just a tsp or so of olive oil, salt and pepper and mixed well. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and then spray with cooking spray. Spread the potatoes evenly over the pan in a thin layer. You will want to roast the potatoes for about 15-20 minutes, or until desired crispness.
Next, I sautéed the onions in a small skillet with just a dash of olive oil. Cook until tender, then set to the side.
Then, in a large measuring cup (love my lg Pyrex for this!) I added the egg whites and mixed in the sour cream, and additional salt and pepper. Mix well. In a large non-stick skillet, I added a splash of olive oil and the egg whites mixture, cook over low-medium heat. As the eggs start to cook, scrape the bottom of the pan with a spatula. Same method you would use for scrambled eggs.
Once the eggs are cooked, I put them in a large bowl, then added the potatoes and sautéed onions. Mix well.
Once you have the eggs well mixed, start setting up your assembly line. This is also the time when I warmed the tortillas to make them more pliable. Simply grab a couple of paper towels, dampen them and wrap around the tortillas. Heat in the microwave about 45 seconds.
Next time, am anticipating adding some jalapeño, cilantro and maybe just a touch of breakfast sausage. I don't want to add too much that would make it unhealthy, but feel free to play with the recipe as you see fit! And be sure to let me know what modifications you use and how it turns out!
Nutritional Info (per taco)
Calories: 295 | Carbs: 43g | Fat: 6g | Protein: 16g | Sodium: 722mg | Sugar: 5g
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