Most of us usually do not have a lot of time to spare in the morning and our diets are usually the first things to suffer from the constant rush. You should however find a way to set aside some time to treat yourself right. A healthy and nourishing breakfast can have a tremendous impact on your body throughout the day. It can provide energy and mental alertness that a lot of us lack for the first few hours of the day as we slowly try and wake up.
Below are just a handful of tasty burrito recipes that you can try to spice up your morning routines and get your days off to a better start.
12 diced bacon strips
12 lightly beaten eggs
Pepper and salt to taste
10 flour tortillas
1-1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup green onions, thinly sliced
-Cook the bacon until crisp in a large skillet then remove to paper towels. Drain, keeping back 1 to 2 tablespoon drippings. Add eggs, pepper and salt to the drippings. Cook while stirring over medium heating until the eggs are fully set.
-Spoon about ¼ cup of the mixture at the center of each of the tortillas. Sprinkle with onions, cheese and reserved bacon. Fold the sides and bottom of each tortilla over the filling. Wrap each in aluminum foil and waxed paper. Freeze for up to a month.
-Using the frozen burritos: Remove the foil the place the burritos in a microwave while still wrapped with the waxed paper. Use about 60% power for 1-1/2 minutes to heat it through. Let it stand for 20 minutes then serve.
Andouille Egg Burrito Recipes
¼ cup of chopped onions
A tablespoon of butter
1/2 pound of sliced Andouille sausage links
A tablespoon of chopped green chillies
1 seeded and chopped jalapeno pepper
1/8 tablespoon table salt
1/8 teaspoon of pepper
Dash cayenne pepper
6 warmed flour tortillas
1/2 cup of shredded pepper jack cheese
Taco source (optional)
-In medium heat, cook the onion and butter until tender. Add the chillies, sausage and jalapeno; cook for about 4-5 minutes until all is heated through. Add salt, eggs, cayenne and pepper; cook until the eggs are fully set.
-Spoon fill the center of each tortilla. Sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons of cheese. Fold ends and sides over the filling and roll up. If desired, serve with taco sauce.
Breakfast Burritos with Sausage and Cheese
¼ pound pork sausage
1/3 cup tomato, chopped
¼ cup of chopped onion
2 tablespoons green chillies, chopped
¼ tablespoon of pepper
5 slices of cheese
5 warmed flour tortillas
1 cup of chunky salsa
1 cup of sour cream
-Cook the sausage over medium heat until it is no longer pink in a skillet; drain
-Whisk the eggs, onion, tomato, pepper and chillies in a large bowl. Add the mixture to the skillet; cook while stirring until fully set.
-Put the cheese slice one each tortilla. Spoon fill the center of each tortilla. Top with sour cream and salsa. Fold ends and sides over each filling and roll up.
Green Chilli Breakfast Burritos
3 egg whites
1 seeded and minced jalapeno pepper
Dash cayenne pepper
4 turkey sausage links with casings removed
1 cup of reduced fat cheese
4 ounces green chillies, chopped and drained
6 warmed whole wheat tortillas
6 tablespoons of salsa
-Whisk the eggs, cayenne and jalapeno in a small bowl. Set them aside.
-Into a large skillet, crumble the sausage: cook under medium heat until the pink color is no longer there. Push the sausage to the sides of the pan. Pour the egg mixture that was set aside at the centre of the pan. Cook while stirring until fully set. Sprinkle with chillies and cheese. Remove from the heat source; covet the set and let all the cheese melt.
-Place 1/3 cup of the mixture on the centre of each tortilla. Fold ends and sides over filling and roll up. Top with salsa.
Hopefully some of these recipes will help you kick start your days better and leave you with enough energy to work and play better and longer. Proper diet and nutritional balance can have a profound impact on both your mental and phsyical well-being and getting the vitamins and minerals that your body needs to perform at peak levels should not be ignored. Set your alarm a few minutes earlier and treat yourself right to start every day.
Below is a video of a breakfast burrito to help you get over that hangover from the night before.