If you’ve ever ordered Chilaquiles at a Mexican restaurant or a diner, they tasted delicious, but they were probably super heavy and high in calories.
A lot like greasy egg nachos that left a heavy feeling of bad food regret. Maybe that’s just me…
But hey, sometimes, trying to eat a light and healthy breakfast can feel repetitive and well, boring.
I have a solution.
Here’s my quick and easy recipe for a low calorie and tasty Mexican style meal of Chilaquiles for breakfast- or any time.
Ingredients: (Serves one, double, etc. for more folks.)
1.) I used one whole large organic egg and one egg white. About 100 calories.
2.) Corn tortilla chips or corn tortillas cut into small pieces or strips.
I used five organic yellow corn tortilla chips in my eggs, the regular, not the baked kind. 50 calories.
3.) Cheese of your choice, this time I used a thin slice of regular mild cheddar, at 50 calories.
A shredded cheese would be great for melting, like jack, a Mexican blend, or go with reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese, if you prefer.
4.) One teaspoon of real salted butter (I used butter myself, 35 calories) or olive oil or cooking spray.
Note: You can make these with just those four ingredients, everything else is seasoning and optional garnish.
5.) Hot sauce of your choice, I used Cholula.
6.) Avocado, I used three slices, about 75-100 calories. Or use some guacamole instead.
7.) Salsa of your choice, I prefer the fresh kind from the refrigerated section of the store.
8.) Chopped green onion or fresh cilantro.
9.) Non fat plain Greek yogurt or low fat sour cream.
10.) Lime for squeezing.
11.) I add a dash of garlic powder to my raw eggs before scrambling them. Or just salt and pepper to taste.
Just melt the butter or heat the oil in a non stick frying pan, spread around, and carefully lay the 5 or more corn chips or tortilla strips on top of it.
Pour or crack the eggs on top of the chips or strips in the pan.
Cook the eggs as you like them done, I lightly scrambled mine with a dash of garlic powder, but you can also do over easy eggs, or sunny side up, etc.
Flip or scramble your eggs just as you normally would. (If you’re not worried about how it looks, you can even crush the chips up in it and mix in the cheese, go crazy.)
I left the chips whole and flipped mine over with a spatula in one piece.
Add your cheese near the end of cooking to melt it, sometimes I put the lid on for this, and remove to a plate.
Simply add your hot sauce, seasonings and garnishes and that’s it!
Calories: With five tortilla chips, this is about 350 calories (including the avocado, salsa, yogurt, hot sauce, green onion, lime, etc…).
I added a few more tortilla chips on the side in my photo above- at 10 calories a chip, that brings it to around 380, or less than 400 calories for the whole plate.
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