Saturday, April 28, 2012

Healthy Alternative for Tortillas

I love me some tortillas but while trying to eat healthier,  they just don't make the grade.  Yes, they have the healthier versions, but they taste like paperboard to me.  So I fixed that problem, I make my "tortillas" out of egg whites.

I really stink at separating egg yolks and whites, so I cheat and buy the little carton of eggs whites.  I heat the non-stick pan and pour just enough egg whites to cover the bottom and I cook them on low until the top is almost solid as well.  The edges will most likely start peeling away from the sides when it is ready to turn.  I shake the pan to loosen the eggs and do the in the air flip to cook the other side.

When they are done, I let them cool and store them in the fridge.  They are good cold with lunchmeat wrapped in them, or use them to make your breakfast burritos.  They can even make a cold omelet on the go.

If you are a follower of the Point Plus system, using 2-3 egg whites will result in a points value of 1.  Works for me!

One piece of advice:
 Do NOT add anything to the egg whites while they are cooking.  They will not hold together very well.  Add everything to the inside after they are cooked.