Sports nutrition consultant Chris Mohr serves up a fast and healthy morning starter. Ingredients: 2 eggs, veggies of your choice, low fat cheese, whole-wheat tortilla and salsa.
One of the biggest nutrition mistakes athletes make is not eating in the a.m. Mohr says that after sleeping for (hopefully) eight hours, you have reduced energy levels, and your body needs to replenish its glycogen stores. One quick and easy way to do so is with Mohr’s protein- and carb-packed breakfast burrito, a perfect morning starter because it’s loaded with nutrients your body needs after a night of z’s. Follow along as Mohr explains how to make it in four easy steps.
Scramble two eggs. “Eggs are absolutely the best source of protein,” Mohr says. “An egg has about five to seven grams of protein, depending on the size, [and it has] a little bit of fat as well, [which] you need for energy.”
Cook the eggs in a heated pan coated with a non-stick substance, such as canola oil spray or light olive oil. “If you’re trying to take in more calories, olive oil is a fantastic option,” Mohr says. “It’s a little bit better for your body than just plain butter, and it’s a way to add extra calories.”
While the eggs are cooking, spray a second pan, let it heat up, and toss in any vegetables you like, either fresh or frozen. As the vegetables cook, top the eggs with a low fat cheese of your choice and allow it to melt.
Once the eggs are cooked, the cheese is melted and the vegetables are thoroughly heated, you’re ready to add everything to your tortilla—preferably whole-wheat, and one with at least three grams of fiber per serving. For added flavor, top your burrito with some salsa.
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