Here’s why we love these breakfast burritos:
- Eggs and ham pack lots of healthy protein
- Whole wheat tortillas for a whole grain
- Spinach, avocado and mushrooms = lots of tasty veggies
- Mozzarella for a lower-fat, calcium and protein-filled dairy
- … and ready in less than ten minutes!
Time-saving burrito-building tips
Our first step is to get that skillet heating up while we grab all our supplies. Planning ahead helps save time, even in little ways like this!
Once heated, spray pan and add ham, pre-chopped mushrooms (another time-saver!) and spinach. Feel free to just rip the ham up as you toss it in the pan if you want to save some chopping time and dishes. And if you want smaller spinach or mushroom pieces, just tear them as you toss them in as well. Now sprinkle on some garlic powder if you want a little extra flavor (I’ve tried it with and without – good both ways!).
While these are cooking, crack your eggs into a small bowl and whisk them up with a dash of milk. Set these aside to use in just a minute.
Once the spinach is wilted and the mushrooms are soft to-your-liking (about 5 minutes), scoop everything into a medium bowl to save for later. Unless, of course, you want to have the ham and veggies cooked into the eggs – then feel free to skip this step.
Put the same skillet back onto the stove and again spray or grease it. Pour in your previously scrambled eggs, season with salt and pepper, and cook to your liking.
Time to plop everything on to those delicious whole wheat tortillas. And don’t forget to top them with shredded mozzarella and a bit of avocado scooped right out of the skin.
Now fold up and devour! I love eating my breakfast burritos with some fresh salsa, but they’re flavorful on their own as well.
See how quick that was? And only a skillet, a few utensils and small bowl to clean! Not bad for a hot, nutritious breakfast, if you ask me!
- 16 ounce ham
- 4 cup spinach
- 2 cup, pieces or slices mushrooms, white
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 10 large egg
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 2 medium avocado
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground
- 1/2 cup salsa
- Spray a large skillet with your choice of cooking spray and place over medium-high heat. Add ham, spinach, mushrooms, and garlic powder. Saute until spinach is wilted and mushrooms are soft. Scoop everything out into a dish to save for later.
- Re-apply cooking spray and pour in whisked egg mixture. Cook until eggs are no longer runny and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Lay out six tortillas and divide the ham-mushroom mixture evenly among them, then do the same with the eggs.
- Top each tortilla stack with a small handful of mozzarella cheese and some slices of avocado.
- Fold up tortillas and serve warm with salsa or hot sauce.
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