Start the weekend off on the right foot with healthy breakfast burritos.
It’s been a long week.
The sun is up way too early and the kids are already complaining that they’re hungry. There’s weekend sport to taxi them to and chores to be done and hopefully some fun stuff too.
What you need to get going and keep you going through the morning is a good breakfast.
And a healthy breakfast burrito is just the thing.
Full of healthy ingredients and delicious as well, they will fill you up and keep you full for longer.
You can make this using only one pan, so you won’t have a whole load of dishes to clean later in the day.
And it only takes about 10 minutes tops to throw them together.
Burritos are portable, so you can hit that snooze button one more time and eat these in the car on the way if you need to.
Our family are predictable when it comes to our menu routine. Saturday mornings are breakfast burritos, Sundays are pancake days. It means we don’t have to think too much as we stumble out of bed at the crack of dawn when the kids come running in (does the sun really need to be up at 5 am?)
The wraps you see pictured I picked up from Aldi for around $3 for 8. They are whole grain with linseeds. I was lucky to pick up a large bag of rocket for $2 at the greengrocer this week – I love rocket, it’s my salad of choice.
Throw in a couple of rashers of bacon and some eggs and mushrooms. I find it cheaper to buy bacon at the deli counter than pre-packaged. If it’s on special, I buy extra and freeze it. 2 rashes of bacon is enough for the three of us (don’t be tempted, like I always am, to overstuff your wrap). An egg and a small mushroom each and the breakfast burrito comes in at under $1.50 each.
To cook in one pan, fry the bacon up first. Move it to the side and add the mushrooms and a little butter if you like and cook those until done. Remove the bacon and mushrooms to a plate and scramble your eggs. By now your pan is hot and the eggs will only take a few seconds.
To make your wraps, start with a handful of rocket. Next, add a layer of bacon. Cut the bacon into pieces to fit and make it easier to eat.
Top the bacon with some fried mushrooms and scrambled eggs.
Finally, add a dollop or drizzle of tomato relish. If you like, you can use BBQ sauce, but a little relish takes these breakfast burritos from ordinary to sublime.
Wrap and shovel.
Healthy Breakfast Burritos
Rocket or other salad
1 slice of shortcut bacon per wrap
1 mushroom, sliced per wrap
1 egg, scrambled with a little milk, per wrap
Tomato relish to taste
Butter for cooking
- In a hot pan, fry bacon on both sides until just about cooked.
- Push the bacon aside or remove from the pan and fry the mushrooms in a little butter until cooked. Remove from pan.
- Add a little extra butter if needed, and scramble eggs until just before they are totally cooked (still soft, not dry).
- Assemble your wrap by placing a small handful of rocket in the middle of the wrap and top with bacon, mushrooms, egg and relish.
- Wrap by turning up the bottom first, then folding over the sides.
For a vegetarian version, swap the bacon with avocado. Or add avocado to along with the bacon for even more deliciousness.
Melissa Goodwin is a writer and the creator of Frugal and Thriving who has a passion for living frugally and encouraging people to thrive on any budget. The blog is nine years old and is almost like her eldest baby. Prior to being a blogger and mum (but not a mummy blogger), she worked as an accountant doing other people’s budgets, books and tax.