Food for Your Eyes – Morning Burrito

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Our environment, our daily habits and our nutrition all have an impact our overall health. Though it is often forgotten, our nutrition can directly impact our vision. Following a diet designed with eye health in mind is the best way to help prevent eye disease & vision loss.

To help you with your eye health, we’ve decided to share a few of our favourite food for your eyes recipes. Here is our take on our Mexican favourite, the burrito. Though we call it the morning burrito, it is actually quite delicious at any moment of the day!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 orange pepper
  • Some kale leaves
  • 1 multigrain tortilla
  • Hot sauce (this ingredient is optional, if you feel like spicing things up!)
  • Salt & pepper

STEPS

  1. Cut half an avocado
  2. Cut half an orange pepper
  3. In a pan, cook an egg (scrambled)
  4. In a multigrain tortilla, add the eggs, the avocado, the kale leaves and the cut up orange peppers. Add salt & pepper and hot sauce if you feel like it!

WHY DID WE PICK THESE INGREDIENTS?

Eggs, Orange Peppers & Kale
Lutein & Zeaxanthin! Yes, these are weird words but they are also very important words. For your eyes, Lutein & Zeaxanthin will absorb blue & UV light, protecting the macula from their harmful effects. Our bodies can not make Lutein, therefore it is important to obtain them from our diet. Egg yolks & kale are full of Lutein, and orange peppers are full of Zeaxanthin!

Avocado
A beautiful creamy source of plant base Omega-3!

Go ahead, try it! Your eyes will thank you! Looking for more recipes? Try our smoothie for your eyes recipe!

Visit iris.ca for more Food for your eyes recipes & eye health tips.


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