Breakfast Burrito- Diabetes Friendly Thursdays

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My friend and a fellow blogger Sonal from Simplyvegetarian777 has started “Diabetes Friendly Thursdays” where she bring diabetic friendly recipes for her readers.  This post is for this week’s breakfast theme where I am bringing Breakfast Burrito, which is easy, simple and delicious without compromising on the taste.


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As per the experts, diabetics can eat carbohydrates but they have to choose the right type of carbs.  When choosing carbohydrates, it’s best to choose complex carbohydrates that are rich in fiber and low in sugar.  Its better to choose whole grains because fiber found in whole grains reduces the speed at which the blood sugar rises as compared to refined.  Also diabetics should include high fiber and protein to their diet which gives them a balanced meal.

So today my Breakfast Burrito is made with whole wheat tortilla along with egg white omelette with a little desi twist. Fiber comes from whole wheat tortilla/roti, and egg whites cover the protein part.

Ingredients:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 small red onion, chopped
  • 4-5 fresh spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • small piece of red & green bell pepper, chopped
  • cilantro chopped
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • salsa (used store bought)
  • 1 tsp olive oil or cooking spray
  • cheese of your choice ( mexican or monteray jack)

For the tortilla:

  • whole wheat flour, kneaded

Directions:

Separate egg whites in a bowl.  Add all the chopped veggies along with salt and pepper.  Whisk it well so that everything is mixed well.

DSC_3541Heat the pan and a flat griddle for the tortilla.  Take some dough and roll between the palms and make a ball about the size of golf ball.  Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a thin big round.  Make sure you roll it enough so that the tortilla is not very thick.  You can use the store bought tortillas too, if you like.

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Place it on the griddle and cook until done.

DSC_3546Instead of making scrambled eggs, I chose to make an omelette with all the veggies in it.  It was easy to assemble the burrito and less messy to eat.  Heat the pan, add olive oil or the cooking spray whatever you prefer.  If you are looking for less fat, then cooking spray will be your best bet. Pour the mixture and cook on a medium heat until done on one side.  Flip the omelette and cook on the other side.

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When your tortilla and omelette are done, place the omelette on top of the tortilla and sprinkle with cheese, salsa and sour cream if you are using.  Start rolling from one end and when half way through tuck in the sides and roll all the way.

DSC_3548Your burrito is ready to be served with salsa, guacamole and sour cream.

DSC_3557Serve hot and enjoy this easy and healthy breakfast burrito for your busy mornings.

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Disclaimer:  All the above information about Diabetes is from various internet sites as I am also learning about Diabetes myself.   I am not a professional nutritionist or a dietician so please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet.  

Breakfast Burrito
 
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Quick and easy breakfast burrito which is full of protein and fiber for your busy mornings.
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Recipe type: Diabetes Friendly
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 egg whites
  • ¼ small red onion, chopped
  • 4-5 fresh spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • small piece of red & green bell pepper, chopped
  • cilantro chopped
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • salsa (used store bought)
  • 1 tsp olive oil or cooking spray
  • cheese of your choice ( mexican or monteray jack)
  • For the tortilla:
  • whole wheat flour, kneaded
Instructions
  1. Separate egg whites in a bowl. Add all the chopped veggies along with salt and pepper. Whisk it well so that everything is mixed well.
  2. Heat the pan and a flat griddle for the tortilla. Take some dough and roll between the palms and make a ball about the size of golf ball. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a thin big round. Make sure you roll it enough so that the tortilla is not very thick. You can use the store bought tortillas too, if you like.
  3. Place it on the griddle and cook until done.
  4. Instead of making scrambled eggs, I chose to make an omelette with all the veggies in it. It was easy to assemble the burrito and less messy to eat. Heat the pan, add olive oil or the cooking spray whatever you prefer. If you are looking for less fat, then cooking spray will be your best bet. Pour the mixture and cook on a medium heat until done on one side. Flip the omelette and cook on the other side.
  5. When your tortilla and omelette are done, place the omelette on top of the tortilla and sprinkle with cheese, salsa and sour cream if you are using. Start rolling from one end and when half way through tuck in the sides and roll all the way.
  6. Your burrito is ready to be served with salsa, guacamole and sour cream.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy this easy and healthy breakfast burrito for your busy mornings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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