One of the best things you can do to help with fat loss is to eat protein first thing in the morning. If you’re not a breakfast person, this might seem difficult. But getting calories in within 90 minutes of waking up can really jump start your morning metabolism.
For me, I need to make sure breakfast is fast, simple, and of course yummy. Scrambled eggs are easy and I found this taco sauce that makes them delish. The directions tell you to mix with chicken or pork, but lemme tell you this stuff is incredible with eggs. Let’s have a little chat about the ingredients in this (and prepared sauces/foods in general)…
INGREDIENTS IN THE FRONTERA SAUCE: Roasted tomato and fresh tomato, tomato juice, onion, tomato paste, garlic, chipotle peppers, salt, apple cider vinegar, evaporated cane juice, vegetable oil, agave nectar, smoked paprika, distilled vinegar, calcium chloride, citric acid, spices. ALL NATURAL. NO PRESERVATIVES. No gluten ingredients used.
So you may notice that this recipe has evaporated cane juice and agave nectar. These are two ingredients that are technically off-limits on the BODYReDESIGN program. Sometimes when you’re trying to keep it simple, going with an already prepared sauce, salsa, or dressing will be the fastest choice. In these situations you want to check the ingredients for corn syrup or added sugar. In this product, there are two examples of added sweetener: the cane juice and the agave. However, I looked at the sugar grams in this product, and there are only 2 grams per serving. I also saw that the cane juice and agave were towards the bottom of the ingredients list. Ingredients are listed in order of greatest quantity, so if you see a sweetener in the first three ingredients, the product is likely to be high in sugar. Avoid these products for sure.
When you’re using already-prepared sauces and products, keep your eye on the ingredient list and the sugar grams and you’ll be okay. You don’t have to make everything from scratch and you definitely don’t have to sacrifice flavor when keeping it simple.
Okay back to the recipe…it was so easy.
The only work included in this is slicing and sautéing an onion. I used a mandolin to slice my onion in less than 60 seconds. Adding the sauce to the onion first makes it easy to cook without using added oils. And if you whisk your eggs in a bowl you can add them directly to the sauté pan.
The recipe below is for 8 servings and I used all the sauce for it. You could certainly do a smaller amount but I loved making it once…and then I ate the eggs the rest of the week for breakfast. Delish. This was so fast and SO Yu-MMMMM-y so I gave it 5 M‘s.
Tip: You can eat it as a scramble but I really enjoyed rolling the eggs into lettuce and topping with salsa and avocado.
Enjoy getting your breakfast in, L-
- 1 dozen eggs
- 1 thinly sliced red or yellow onion
- 1 package of Frontera New Mexico Taco Skillet sauce
- fresh salsa*
- sliced avocado*
- Romaine lettuce leaves*
- Slice your onion and add it to a sauté pan on med-high heat.
- When the onion begins to sweat add the entire contents of the Fronterra New Mexico Skillet sauce.
- Continue to cook for 3-5 minutes
- Whisk 12 eggs into a bowl until the yolks have broken and mixed with the whites
- Lower the heat to medium and add the eggs to your onion sauce mix and cook until the eggs are scrambled 5-7 minutes.
- Serve the eggs as a scramble or you can load them into a lettuce leaf and top with salsa and a slice of avocado to make breakfast tacos.