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Friday, November 13, 2009
The Lighter Side of Breakfast Tacos
As soon as the tread of my tires cross the Texas line I am on the hunt for breakfast tacos--yes, tacos. In South Texas breakfast tacos are tradition, a mainstay, a piece of our culture. They are fluffy eggs, bacon or chorizo wrapped in a fluffy homemade flour tortilla (the small kind--not a burrito), and dolloped with salsa or pico de gallo. I am salivating just thinking about them! I know, a little dramatic, but when you are out of Texas these are one of the things you miss the most. Chorizo sausage, bacon, eggs--yes, heart attack waiting to happen. In order to fulfill my love for these breakfast treats I opt for a lighter version, and I serve it up with a fresh carrot juice smoothie. Hope you give it a try!
Breakfast Tacos--the Lighter Side of Texas
4 eggs (or 1 cup egg substitute)
2 cups frozen potatoes with onions and peppers
1/2 cup chopped ham or pancetta
4 corn tortillas
1/2 cup cheddar cheese (2% if you can find it)
Salsa of your choice
In a non-stick skillet sprayed with cooking spray heat potatoes over medium high heat for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, grate your cheese, cut up your ham, and crack your eggs into a bowl. Add your ham to your potatoes after 10 minutes. When your potatoes taste tender turn down to low and cover (stirring occasionally). Heat up a skillet to heat up your corn tortillas--the fresher they are the easier the more pliable they are. Cook eggs in another skillet. To assemble: place corn tortillas on a plate, top with eggs, pile on potatoes, a touch of cheese, and kiss it with salsa. Enjoy!
Carrot Juice Smoothie
3 cups carrot juice
2 apples, sliced
1 piece candied ginger
10 grapes Directions:
Place all ingredients into blender and spin away!
Great for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner!!
Looking back, most of my fondest memories are accompanied by fabulous food, family, and friends. As a dietitian, wife, and athlete my thoughts constantly revolve around food. This blog is meant to share some of my "edible thoughts" on ways to save time, create quick treats, balance the scales of life, and focus on health. I hope you find something tasty to chew on!