Breakfast doesn’t have to be something that you have to stress over.  These southwest breakfast bowls can be prepped ahead of time and heated up in the microwave for a quick and easy breakfast that will keep you full for hours.  

They are only 2 Freestyle points on Weight Watchers per serving.

A close up image of the Southwest Breakfast Bowls recipe that shows a tortilla bowl vertically.  You can see the eggs, spinach, mushrooms and tomatoes covered with cheese.

For the Recipe Redux challenge this month, we had to find a recipe in a cookbook that was inspired by 2016.  This recipe is inspired from the Calorie – Smart Meals cookbook and can be found on page 16.  

I love anything southwest inspired, so I was really excited to try to make the cookbook recipe my own.  And who doesn’t love quick and easy breakfasts?

A close up image of the Southwest Breakfast Bowls recipe that shows a tortilla bowl vertically.  You can see the eggs, spinach, mushrooms and tomatoes covered with cheese.

What sets this recipe apart from most breakfast recipes is that it uses egg beaters instead of regular eggs.  

Why?  Because egg beaters are less points (16oz or 1 container of egg beaters are only 3 Freestyle points in total).  

A close up image of the Southwest Breakfast Bowls recipe that shows two tortilla bowl vertically.  You can see the eggs, spinach, mushrooms and tomatoes covered with cheese.

Using egg beaters allows you to put the egg mixture into a taco shell or a taco bowl (like I did).

If you are interested in additional southwest style breakfasts, try this southwest breakfast quiche recipe. It’s so easy and tastes amazing.

If you live a hectic life (who doesn’t?), make the egg mixture ahead of time or over the weekend.  

An overhead image of the Southwest Breakfast Bowls recipe that shows two tortilla bowl vertically.  You can see the eggs, spinach, mushrooms and tomatoes covered with cheese.

Then you can just heat up a 1/2 cup of the egg mixture with a tortilla bowl in the microwave for about a minute.  

It makes breakfast SO much easier and will keep you full for so long.

Southwest Breakfast Bowls

Southwest Breakfast Bowls

Dash of Herbs
This recipe is 2 Freestyle points per serving, 1/2 cup of egg mixture and 1 tortilla bowl.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Breakfast
Servings 6 servings
Calories 232 kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 oz egg beaters
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion chopped
  • 1 cup spinach chopped
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms chopped
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 6 items Old El Paso soft taco bowls
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • olive oil spray
  • salsa optional

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, mix together all the ingredients except the soft taco bowls.  Set aside.
  • Heat a large non-stick pan to medium heat.  Spray olive oil in the pan and let it warm up.  When it’s ready, add the egg beater mixture and cook until the egg beaters and veggies are cooked, about 10 minutes.
  • While the eggs and veggies are cooking, heat the soft taco bowls according to the package directions.
  • When the eggs are cooked and the veggies are soft, spoon out 1/2 cup of the mixture and add them to a warmed bowl.  Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 232kcalCarbohydrates: 31.6gProtein: 14.7gFat: 5.4gSaturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 4.8mgSodium: 549.4mgFiber: 2.3gSugar: 2.8gVitamin A: 200IUVitamin C: 5mg
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5 Comments

  1. I made these this morning, but struggled with the shells. I put them in the micro, but they got crunch in some spots and were soft in others. Did you have any issues with yours? Any tips?

  2. I just bought the bowls to make them! Looks like they are 3 smart points each? (the bowls that is) Perfect for breakfast!

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