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Breakfast Burrito

Recipe by Adena Lindstrom RD, Red Deer Renal Insufficiency Clinic at Northern Alberta Renal Program, reprinted with permission from Genzyme Canada Inc.

Breakfast Burrito

This is a heartier breakfast, perfect when you need extra energy to start the day off right.


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons green chilies, diced
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 flour tortillas, burrito size
  • 2 tablespoons salsa


Spray a medium-size skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium heat.
In a bowl, beat eggs with green chilies, cumin and hot sauce.
Pour eggs into skillet and cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes until eggs are done.
Heat tortillas for 20 seconds in microwave or in a separate skillet over medium heat.
Place half the egg mixture on each tortilla and roll up burrito style.
Serve each burrito with 1 tablespoon salsa.

Nutrient Analysis

  • Calories: 257 KCal
  • Protein: 15 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Fibre: 2 g
  • Total Fat: 12 g
  • Sodium: 384 mg
  • Phosphorus: 184 mg
  • Potassium: 246 mg

Renal Diet Nutrient Analysis

Servings per recipe: 2

Serving size: 1 Burrito

Renal and Diabetic Exchanges

2 protein
1 starch

What is one exchange?
  • 1 Protein Choice = 1oz of meat or 7g of dietary protein
  • 1 Starch Choice = about 15g of carbohydrates
  • 1 Fruit or Vegetable Choice = ½ cup
  • 1 Milk Choice = ½ cup

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