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Skinny Breakfast Taco, a Fun Way to Start the Day


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If you’ve never had a breakfast taco, you’re in for a wonderful treat.  So popular in Texas where it’s the smaller cousin to the breakfast burrito.  This type of taco easily fits in your hand and your mouth, with all your breakfast needs self-contained in one neat, little package. One problem, it’s usually pretty fattening, but not this skinny one… My slimmed down version is a healthy way to start the day!  The skinny for 1 filling taco, only 108 calories, 3 grams of fat and 3 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.
  So quick, easy and delicious!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes


Ingredients

½ teaspoon reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance light

2 egg whites

2 tablespoons scallions,  chopped

A little salt and pepper, to taste

1 crispy taco shell, such as Mission taco shells, see shopping tip

2 tablespoons tomatoes, chopped

2 tablespoons romaine lettuce, chopped

1 tablespoon salsa, I like Pace Medium Chunky


Instructions

1. Melt butter in a small nonstick pan.  In a small bowl, add the egg whites and scallions. Mix until blended.  Pour eggs into pan and scramble on medium-high heat, until thoroughly cooked. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

2. To assemble the taco: Divide and add cooked eggs to taco shell.  Layer with tomatoes, lettuce and salsa all over the top of the eggs.

3. This recipe can easily be doubled, tripled and so on. Serve at once.

Makes 1 taco


Food Facts

Breakfast tacos are a typical breakfast meal in south Texas. They are their go-to breakfast, so common place, they don’t think about it much. They’re everywhere in Texas from an authentic taqueria that has carnitas added to the eggs to even a place such as Whataburger.

No one agrees on which cook popularized them. Nor is there agreement that Austin was the locus of the development; San Antonio and other cities in the Southwestern United States also claim them. To Texans “they were a way for Tex-Mex joints to compete with Egg McMuffins.”


Shopping Tip

Most supermarkets sell packages of taco shells. Look for these crispy shells in the same aisle where salsa is sold.  I used a brand called Mission. Store leftover shells in an airtight plastic bag. They will keep wrapped for several weeks.


Weight Watchers(old points) 2

Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 3

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 breakfast taco
108 calories, 3g fat, 11g protein, 11g carbs, 2g fiber, 390mg sodium, 1g sugar
FAT FACTS: for 1 Taco Del Mar breakfast taco
260 calories, 15g fat, 13g protein, 18g carbs, 1g fiber, 640mg sodium, 1g sugar

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9 Responses to “Skinny Breakfast Taco, a Fun Way to Start the Day
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  1. Jolene @ Yummy Inspirations Says:

    Yum! I MUST try this! Thanks for sharing at Breakfast Ideas Mondays!

  2. admin Says:

    Jolene, Thanks for hosting Breakfast Ideas Mondays!

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  4. Valerie Says:

    Just made this for lunch….it was very very yummy….add about a tbsp of WW Mexican shredded cheese to it!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  5. admin Says:

    Valerie, thanks so much for your feedback! I’m so happy you enjoyed this breakfast taco.
    With my best wishes,
    Nancy

  6. Katerina Says:

    I love Mexican and this is right up my alley!

  7. admin Says:

    Oh good Katerina. Enjoy!

  8. linda Says:

    I make tortilla wraps with egg and cheese. They ca nbe a bit doughy. It never occurred to me to make an egg taco with all the fixings. Thanks!

  9. admin Says:

    Have fun with this Linda!

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