Tex-Mex Sausage and Scrambled Eggs

Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for kids with cystic fibrosis (CF), who need additional calories to meet their nutritional needs.

This breakfast is packed with calories and protein to provide a significant amount of energy to help start your day.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  • 2 small cooked sausage links, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 flour tortilla, cut into 1" squares
  • 1/4 c. cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp. chopped vegetables (onions and green or red peppers)
  • 2 tsp. butter
  • cayenne pepper (optional)

Utensils:

  • stove (you'll need help from your adult assistant)
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • knife (you'll need help from your adult assistant)
  • medium bowl
  • nonstick skillet
  • spatula

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, beat eggs and heavy whipping cream with a wire whisk until well blended.
  2. Add cooked sausage, tortillas, cheese, and chopped vegetables to the egg mixture and stir until blended.
  3. In a nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat.
  4. Add egg mixture to skillet.
  5. As the eggs begin to set, stir the eggs slightly so that the uncooked portion flows to the bottom.
  6. Cook until the eggs are no longer runny, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  7. Garnish with cayenne pepper to taste.

Serves: 1

Serving size: 11/2 cups

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
587 calories
28 g protein
43 g fat
901 mg sodium
316 mg calcium

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:
Serve with toast and lots of butter.

Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, LD/N
Date reviewed: March 2009

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