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Cheesy Swiss Chard & Egg Breakfast Tacos

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 8 ingredients

This recipe for our protein packed Cheesy Swiss Chard Breakfast Tacos starts with prepping swiss chard from scratch, but the truth of the matter is that this tasty breakfast sandwich is a great way...


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup red onion, sliced
  • 3 cups Swiss chard, chopped, leaves only stems reserved for another use
  • 4 eggs, whisked
  • ½ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 12 small corn tortillas
  • ¼ cup cilantro, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Nutrition Facts


361 cals


18 g

Saturated Fat

7 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

7 g


35 g


2 g


5 g


17 g


434 mg


  1. In a large non-stick large sauté pan over medium heat, heat oil and add red onion. Cook until translucent. Add Swiss chard and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until slightly wilted. Add salt and pepper. Remove and reserve chard. Wipe pan.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk eggs with salt and pepper.
  3. Spray pan with cooking spray and place over medium low heat. Add eggs and cook until set and scrambled.
  4. In a dry, separate small sauté pan over medium-low heat, place one tortilla at a time in the pan to heat through.
  5. Place a portion of Swiss chard, eggs, and cheese on each taco. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Chef Tips

If you want more of a lunchtime dish, add grilled peppers to your taco as in the photo.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our Registered Dietitian Kate Ueland, MS, RD, CSO, a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the  Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed.,  published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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