Guess what Saturday is?
Cinco de Mayo!
Guess what we do?
Stuff our face with Mexican goodness and guzzle skinny margaritas. Duh.
Don’t act like you’re not intrigued with breakfast enchiladas. Psssstt… they’re healthy too! The guys who taste tested these for me even approved, buuuuttttt I have a feeling Paula Deen would not. Sorry Paula, we’re saving our calories for margaritas.
Let’s be honest with eachother for a moment. There is no pretending that we won’t chase down everything with alcoholic beverages come Saturday. Margaritas with breakfast? Why not? it’s Cinco de Mayo and I love to pretend I’m Mexican! Come on, we know how this holiday works… and how painful Sunday is going to be.
Forget about hangovers. Focus on a breakfast that gets you ready for a day full of delicious chips and guac. Since Cinco de Mayo happens to be this Saturday (and because I prefer a week full of celebrations), I thought I’d share this with you a little early.
I had been thinking about breakfast enchiladas for quite sometime. More like dreaming about them every night. Anyway I decided to wrap the traditional huevos rancheros breakfast (eggs + beans) into tortillas and load them with delicious business (also known as red sauce and avocados).
I’m really happy with that decision because I now want to eat these everyday for the rest of my life. And I can do that because they only have about 230 calories per enchilada. Yes!
Let me break it down for you.
Whole wheat tortillas (because we’re healthy whole grain eating people, duh).
Fluffy scrambled eggs (with mostly protein packed egg whites).
Refried black beans.
Low fat cheeeeeese.
Uhhhh can I just tell you that basically these enchiladas are made from the best stuff on earth?
This is the fun part. The delicious business.
We combine the things I dream about into the tortillas. Drizzle with LOTS of red sauce, and roll them up tight. Time to pop in the oven and get ready for a tastebud party in less than 30 minutes.
To be honest, enchiladas never disappoint me. And these certainly wont disappoint you.
Skinny Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Enchiladas
6 whole wheat tortillas (I like low carb, or you could also use corn tortillas to make these gluten-free.)
2 whole eggs + 6 egg whites
1 can (16 oz) good red enchilada sauce
1 can (16 oz) refried black beans
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
3/4 cup low-fat cheese (I like colby jack or mexican)
Pinch of salt
1 tomato, diced
1/2 avocado, diced
6 tablespoons fat free sour cream
|Total Fat 7g|
|Saturated Fat 2g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 1g|
|Total Carbohydrate 31g|
|Dietary Fiber 5g|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
* I used SweeterSpoon.com to calculate the nutritional information