Avocado encourages weight loss.
Southwestern Breakfast Tacos – "Since avocado is packed with fiber, you’ll feel full and satisfied for a long time after eating it. It’s true that avocado is high in fat—and you may think that eating a high-fat food is a sure way to pack it on around the midriff. Surprisingly, studies show the opposite. The good fats in avocado slowly burn energy—in other words; you won’t experience a crash in energy after eating an avocado. The monounsaturated fats lower LDL-cholesterol levels, and clear out fatty deposits from your body. So does the soluble fiber.
When you eat a food like avocado—high in good fat and fiber—you’re less likely to snack later of foods you would much rather avoid. Fresh foods which contain fiber are perfect foods to add to a balanced diet designed for weight-loss or weight stabilization. Don’t eat less. Eat the right kinds of foods even on breakfast, and you’ll be well on your way to your weight-loss goals."
- 4 corn tortillas
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
- 2 scallions, whites and most greens, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Optional toppings and garnish: salsa, cilantro, etc.
In a small saucepan, heat the black beans over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.
While the beans are warming, preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the oil, peppers and scallions and saute for about 2 minutes, until peppers are slightly soft. Add the eggs to the pepper mixture and stir frequently, scrambling the eggs until they are cooked to your liking.
Warm the tortillas in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
Build your breakfast tacos. Layer the egg mixture with the beans and avocados, and garnish with cilantro and salsa if desired.
Serves: 2 | Serving Size: 2 tacos
Per serving: Calories: 247; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 212mg; Sodium: 78mg; Carbohydrate: 17g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 10g
Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 393mg; Vitamin A: 16%; Vitamin C: 40%; Iron: 22%; Calcium: 6%
Note: You can modified to meet your nutritional values. I use 2 eggs and 2 egg whites. Also instead of using canned beans I cook it at home to lower the sodium.