Friday, May 10, 2013

Breakfast: Scrambled Egg Burrito

When it's time for me to get up and ready in the mornings, Richie has already left to start his day. I only have to worry about feeding myself and the cats breakfast, and I know what they are eating for every meal. Often times, I grab a bowl of cereal or oatmeal to get something in me, but two hours later I'm really hungry.

I'm a gal that needs protein in the mornings.

Sometimes I'll make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (don't judge if you don't do this). For a while, I was on a turkey-and-cheese quesadilla kick. But lately, my breakfast of choice is a scrambled egg burrito. It's far from fancy but I can eat one at 7 a.m. and not feel hungry until 11 a.m. Heck yes!

Scrambled egg goodness!
I make mine with three eggs and a slice of cheddar cheese. I recently discovered aged sharp cheddar slices from Kroger... heaven! I throw the eggs and cheese on a tortilla and eat while reading blogs in the morning. If we have veggies from leftovers, I'll toss those in with the eggs. The beauty of this breakfast is that it takes, from start to plate, just five minutes.

I calculated the protein in the meal, and it comes out to around 27 grams.

What's your favorite quick and protein-rich breakfast? I'd love some suggestions!


  1. You, my friend, are my food soulmate. First pizza, now PB&J and sharp chedddar?

    I'm going to have to try this burrito idea* -- my mind tells me I don't have time for cooking eggs in the morning, but I think that's not true.

    I usually eat way too many carbs for breakfast, but I've found that bringing a couple of hard boiled eggs to work, when I'm exercising a lot, really helps me get through the day. I keep salt & pepper in my desk drawer, and they can hold me over until lunch, and are also good at the 3 PM slump hour that I often have...

    (*Typed while guiltily finishing my chocolate chip muffin...)

    Have a great day!


    1. From scrambling to plate, it takes 5 minutes. You can definitely do that. :)

      I've never brought hard-boiled eggs, but I ought to. I try to keep good snacks on hand. I get the 3 PM slump way too often.

  2. I like to make quiche in advance and then we can just re-heat it for breakfast... but I don't have a microwave anymore so now I'm going to be trying crockpot quiche. It'll already be ready for us in the morning! =]

    1. We don't have a microwave either. I'd love to hear how a quiche turns out in a crockpot! I love quiche!

    2. Well I prefer to make it normal and then heat it up in the oven, but if you're short on time the crockpot method works too. You just put in all of your ingredients and cook on low 5-8 hours (depends on how many eggs, how good your crockpot is, etc.) and then leave it on the warm setting over night! =]