Thursday, April 2, 2009

Recipe: Breakfast Tostada

My husband made tacos the other night for dinner for himself and the kids - one of their favorite dinners! We get the 80/20 ground beef at Costco and their big cannister of Taco Seasoning. The only other requirements here are tortillas or taco shells and then we serve it up with whatever other condiments and veggies we have around (shredded cabbage or zucchini instead of lettuce, no problem).

There wasn't enough taco meat left over for another dinner and it had been sitting in the fridge for a day or two. I have a "thing" about throwing away food (especially in this economy, hello!) so I decided to use the rest. Yesterday I made another mock "Meximelt" with La Tortilla Factory tortilla, some Cabot 75% Fat Free Cheddar, and Trader Joe's pico de gallo (they should win an award for that stuff, I swear). This morning I wanted a high-protein breakfast (I try to alternate protein breakfasts with high-fiber breakfasts like oatmeal), so I decided to use the little tiny bit of remaining taco meat with some eggs. The tostada was bigger than I thought it would be, and very tasty!

--Breakfast Tostada--

-1/2 cup Egg Beaters or other nonfat egg substitute
-1 La Tortilla Factory low carb whole-wheat tortilla, soft-taco size
-3/4 ounce Cabot 75% fat free cheddar cheese, shredded
-3/4 ounce taco meat made with 80/20 beef
-2 Tbsp. fresh pico de gallo

Scramble the egg substitute in a non-stick skillet. Meanwhile, set pico de gallo in a small sieve to drain out excess liquid (or you will wind up with a soggy tostada). Warm tortilla in microwave about 20 seconds. Top with scrambled eggs, taco meat, cheese, and pico. You'll want a fork and knife for this as there is too much filling to pick up and eat!

Nutritionals: 200 calories, 7g fat, 700mg sodium, 7g fiber, 28g protein

WW points: 4


  1. He he, sure, but only in the morning. And I get $40 an hour. LOL