Monday, May 7

On The Go Breakfast Burrito

The right breakfast foods can help you concentrate, give you strength – even help you maintain a healthy weight. Your mother was right: Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Not only does it give you energy to start a new day, but breakfast is linked to many health benefits. Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast, instead of something like doughnuts, can help give you:  


  • A more nutritionally complete diet, higher in nutrients, vitamins and minerals
  • Improved concentration and higher performance levels in the classroom or boardroom
  • Give you more strength and endurance


  • Lower cholesterol levels
  • Eating breakfast is important for everyone, but is especially so for children. Children who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom and playground, with better concentration,
       problem-solving skills, and eye-hand coordination. These healthy Breakfast Burritos
     are a great and simple way to start your day. Wrap these delectable bundles up and eat on the run! No more excuses when your husband or children say, "I don't have time to eat"!  Healthy and satisfying this breakfast will see your family through the morning until lunch with NO sugar low! You can add anything to your burrito as well as leaving any ingredient out. No one is watching, do your own thing and believe me your family will LOVE these little bundles of healthy energy!

    Breakfast Burritos

    Ingredients

    • 2 teaspoons canola oil
    • 1/2 small red onion, diced (1 cup)
    • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
    • 1 cup drained, rinsed canned black beans
    • 1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 4 eggs and 4 egg whites
    • 1/2 cup shredded pepper Jack or white cheddar cheese
    • 4 (10-inch) whole-wheat tortillas, burrito-sized
    • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
    • 1/4 cup salsa
    • 1 large tomato, seeded and diced
    • 1 small avocado, cubed

    Directions

    Heat the canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over a medium-high heat. Cook the onions and peppers until onions are softened and peppers are slightly charred, about 8 minutes. Add black beans and red pepper flakes and cook until warmed through, another 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
    Whisk together the eggs and egg whites then stir in the cheese. Add eggs to skillet, moving constantly, scramble until cooked through, about 3 minutes. Spread each tortilla with 1 tablespoon each sour cream and salsa, if desired, and 1/4 of the scrambled eggs, some diced tomato and avocado. Season with hot sauce if you like....I skip this step! Roll up burrito-style and serve. For on the go, wrap them in foil and a napkin and you have yourself a winning start to your day!
    You can add any number of goodies to your scrambled eggs. My favorites are onions, diced mushrooms, tomatoes, chopped spinach and a little cheese. Have fun experimenting and finding your families favorites.  ENJOY from me to you!

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