Protein Egg-rritos! Ole!

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I think kickboxing kind of… kicked my butt! My quad was sore from all the lunges, and my abs were a little tight too! I can’t wait to RUN tonight, but I am glad I tried a new kind of exercise. 🙂

Today calls for a PM run, which I love to do because it starts to cool down and get a little dusky–perfect for zoning out on my run! I think AM workouts are great, because you get it over with, but I can usually work harder in the PM. I truly look forward to my workout all day long, especially because I sit at a desk. 🙂

For breakfast, I was craving something spicy

Protein Egg-rritos

I’m not crazy about tortilla wraps. They are kind of expensive and some have trans fat (bletch!). So, I often use 1 egg and 1 egg white to create a “wrap,” as I do in this recipe.

Packed inside these little suckers are:

  • 1/4 cup black beans
  • 2 strips turkey bacon, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon hummus
  • 1/4 cup spinach
  • Pepper to taste

Alongside I had a piece of dry WW toast for some carbs… otherwise, I’d just want to gnaw my arm off in 1 hour. 🙂 I also had a delicious cup of coffee.

The combination of black beans, turkey bacon, hummus, and eggs backs quite a nutritional punch, plus these Protein Egg-rritos are fun to eat! The CRUNCH of the turkey bacon compliments the smooth creaminess of the hummus and black beans. This would be a-ma-zing with some salsa or a dab of sour cream.

I LOVE beans…. first of all, they are CHEAP and can be integrated into every meal. Secondly, legumes (beans and peas) combined with whole grains make a complete protein. Together, beans and whole grains contain all the amino acids that humans need to thrive. My mother, who is a nurse, used to call the combination a “perfect food” when I was growing up.

Fun fact of the day: One pound of beef requires an input of approximately 2500 gallons of water, whereas a pound of soy requires 250 gallons of water and a pound of wheat only 25 gallons. One more reason to enjoy a vegetarian meal today (I’m planning a veggie meal for dinner)!


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