by Marianne Plunkert
Overall rating: 5 of 5
Meal Description and Cooking Instructions
I began my second week of the eDiets program with an egg and cheese burrito. The breakfast entrée was packaged in a 2-compartment plastic tray, with a 6-inch whole wheat tortilla shell on one side and the egg filling on the other.
The directions said to remove the tortilla, microwave on high for 20 to 30 seconds, and assemble the sandwich. I nuked mine for an extra 10 seconds to accommodate my microwave. I chose plain, non-fat Greek yogurt to complete the meal.
Southwestern Egg and Cheese Breakfast Burrito
My General Impressions
I’m really getting tired of eating plain, nonfat yogurt, even when I’m able to add fruit to it. But I guess it isn’t eDiets’ fault that I only like a couple of their non-fat dairy product choices.
Fortunately, the remainder of the meal was absolutely delicious. Chunks of red and green peppers were strewn through the scrambled egg whites and provided the dominant flavor of the dish. The eggs tasted as though they had been freshly cooked. They were moist, but not watery.
The list of ingredients on the back of the container includes tomatoes, green and yellow chiles, jalapeno peppers, dried onion, cilantro, and garlic, but none of those tastes were very prevalent, and I wasn’t able to discern all of these items in the dish before me.
In contrast to the tortilla shell that had been served with my very first breakfast on the eDiets program (the Huevos Rancheros Scramble), this tortilla shell did not look dry and unappetizing. It looked and tasted fresh and had a perfect texture.
Only 20 percent of this meal’s calories are fat calories—36 of the total 180. It offers 16 grams of protein. There are 2 grams each of dietary fiber and sugars, and total carbs are 16 grams.
The meal is rich in iron, supplying 20% of that mineral’s daily average recommended dose. It also supplies 10% of the recommended intake of Vitamin C and 6% each of the Vitamin A and calcium requirements.
My nonfat yogurt contribution provided most of the dairy content, although there was some milk and cheddar cheese used in the preparation of the entrée. There are no items from the fruit food group.
This is another breakfast that rates a perfect “5” out of 5 with me. Every item tasted as good as if it had been freshly prepared that same morning. And the eggs were cooked to perfection. I have had breakfast burritos in the past in which the eggs were either too dry or too watery. The chunks of green and red peppers were cooked to the crisp-tender state and provided excellent texture.
Although cheddar cheese is listed among the ingredients, this burrito wasn’t oozing with cheese as has been the case with many breakfast burritos I’ve consumed. In fact, I really didn’t detect much of a cheese flavor at all. But the egg filling mixture was so perfectly seasoned and the flavor of the peppers so delicious that I didn’t miss the cheese at all.