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Avocado & Egg Breakfast Burritos

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As far as savoury breakfasts go, mine have been limited to but a few: beans on toast; fried or scrambled egg…with beans on toast.  Or if I wander to my family home: fried bakes, buljol (a kind of salt-fish salad), mushrooms and avocado; all washed down with some mint tea.

But now that I’m on this health trip, which I sincerely hope survives longer than most of my pre- summer holiday crash diets, I’ve been looking for healthy tastier alternatives that can work both on a weekend when I have a bit more time on your hands. Don’t get me wrong baked beans on toast can work, once in a while, but now only if I’m prepared to make my own from scratch, reducing my salt and sugar intake.

I’ve also found and I know some of my friends think I’m just attention seeking here, but I am allergic to the ‘Hass’ variety of Avocado: the one with black bumpy skin commonly sold in the shops or piled high in crates at market stalls it has become my worst enemy I am sorry to say. I feel nauseous from the moment it slides down my throat. I am now greatly suspicious of them: are they genetically modified? I remember avocado’s being a bit of a rarity, now I see them being sold in abundance like white rice it further added resistance to a certain variety, I get suspicious. Does anyone else share my revulsion?

Now I can only eat the large smooth skin green ones , which actually taste like avocado as I remember as a child.

The recipe below is very simple and nutritious to make, feel free to add any extra condiments like grated cheese or chopped tomatoes.

 

Avocado & Egg Breakfast Burritos

 

Ingredients:

1-2 cups chopped Avocado

1 garlic clove crushed

1 tbsp olive oil

juice 1/2 lime

pinch salt and black pepper

1-2 whole-wheat Tortilla wraps

1-2 eggs

Oil Spray (fry egg)

 

Method

Take the avocado pieces, oil, lime juice, salt and pepper, garlic. Place in a bowl and mash together until you reach the consistency you want.

In the meantime, fry the egg using the oil spray and place the Tortilla in a warm oven for 1 minute or into a dry frying pan over a medium heat.

When the egg is cooked, assemble the burritos: Tortilla, Avocado, Egg. Then wrap, roll and eat.

Nutritional Value of Avocado & Egg Breakfast Burritos

(based on 1 serving)

Avocado Fried Egg Whole-wheat Tortilla
Calories(Calories from fat) 240 (184) 90 (63) 109
Sodium 11 mg (0%) 94 mg (4%) 200 mg
Total Fat 22 g (34 %) 11% 3g
Potassium 16
Saturated Fat 3 g (16%) 10%
Total Carbs 13 g (4 %)
Polyunsaturated 3 g
Dietary Fiber 40% 3g
Monounsaturated 15 g
Sugars 1 g 0% 1g
Protein 3 g 6g 4g
Vitamin A 4% 7%
Calcium 2% 3%
Vitamin C 25% 0%
Iron 5% 5% 5%

 

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

 

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