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Breakfast Cactus Pear Burrito  

Wake up to a burrito with a taste sensation from the west!

This is one of our own Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® recipes. It meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s strict nutrition guidelines as a healthy recipe.

Category: Main Dishes

Think Variety; Think Color: Red White Green

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Cups of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving: ½

Ingredients:

2 medium cactus pears (prickly pears)

½ cup onion, chopped

½ cup red pepper, chopped

3 eggs

1/3 cup skim milk

½ tsp chili powder

½ cup cheddar cheese, reduced-fat

4- 6" whole wheat tortillas

  1. Clean, remove seeds, and dice the cactus pears.
  2. Cook pears, onions, and peppers in a small amount of olive oil until throughly heated.
  3. Beat eggs, milk, and chili powder in a small bowl. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables and cook without stirring until the mixture bubbles and is ready to be folded.
  4. Add cheese, fold, and cook until the eggs are thoroughly cooked. Serve on warm tortillas.

Credit: Recipe courtesy of the Utah State University Cooperative Extension.

Nutritional Information per Serving
Calories: 190 Carbohydrates: 30g
Total Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 145mg
Saturated Fat: 2g Dietary Fiber: 5g
% of Calories from Fat: 24% Sodium: 330mg
Protein: 13g  

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