Mornings are a challenge in most households. A healthy breakfast is often sacrificed as we rush to get ready and dart out the door. In less time than it takes to pour a bowl of cereal and eat it you can make a healthy, filling, breakfast that will help keep you going until lunch. Because it only requires one hand to eat the breakfast burrito is an excellent option for this.
1 whole wheat tortillas
½ tsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste
1 slice cheese of choice
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and add oil. Whisk eggs in a small bowl and add salt and pepper. When oil is hot pour in eggs, stir a little as eggs cook. When eggs are set- but still look a little moist- remove pan from heat and top eggs with slice of cheese. Turn off burner and scoop prepared eggs into tortilla. Fold like a burrito and enjoy.
My favorite breakfast option is Bircher Museli. With a little advance planning (you need to soak the oats at least 12 hours in advance) this does not take long to prepare in the morning. When it is done just scoop some into a mug and eat it with a spoon on the go.
I worked in the upscale restaurant at a famous resort many years ago. This restaurant was famous for their brunch buffet and I was puzzled that they would serve something so unexciting in appearance next to decadent indulgences like smoked salmon and eggs Benedict. That is until I tasted Bircher Muesli. After my first bite I had a new favorite that I enjoyed every chance I had. Now my family enjoys this comforting dish for breakfast. The only problem is that my kids enjoy it so much that they ask for it for snack, dinner, dessert, or any other excuse they can come up with- until all of the soaked oats are gone.
3 cups old fashioned oats
3 cups water
¼ cup whole wheat flour
Pinch of salt
3 cups fresh chopped apple
½ cup chopped walnuts
Honey to taste
1 tsp (or more) cinnamon
5 cups of milk (can be warm or cold)
Before you plan to enjoy this dish combine the oats, water, whole wheat flour, and salt in a container with lid. Stir to combine, cover and place in refrigerator to allow to soak for a minimum of 12 hours. When you are ready to eat your muesli heat milk (if you prefer this warm). Combine all remaining ingredients in a large bowl and stir together with soaked oats. Recipe yields about 6 servings.
If you prefer you can add other fruits or yogurt instead of milk.