Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Love and Breakfast Tacos

Well, it has been quite a while since I've posted. It has been a crazy few weeks, filled with a lot of ups and downs, and a lot of exams and assignments. But, it is April and Spring is finally on it's way! 

 I haven't had the chance to try too many new things in the kitchen as of late but have some ideas and new ingredients at home so look out for exciting things coming your way.

Onto the breakfast tacos...



My view on breakfast has changed over the years but ultimately I've settled on this...
 It is imperative to eat something in the morning, just something to give your blood sugar and metabolism a kick first thing. However, sometimes you wake up and you are just not hungry. It happens to me all the time.

On days like this, it can be hard to sit down and have a serious breakfast. I'll usually grab a banana or something. The important thing is to PLAN AHEAD. 

If you are going to be home for a few hours, no big deal. You have access to food so when you finally do work up an appetite, you can eat something more substantial. But if you are going to be away from home, it is important to pack something with you or just try to eat a little something filling and nutritious that will you give you the energy you need. I used to religiously eat banana and peanut butter sandwiches for breakfast. I would pack it and take it with me to work (back in the day when I had a normal day job) and by the time I got there, I was ready to eat. Especially because I am one those people that can be ready in 15 minutes if that means I can sleep an extra half hour so I didn't always have the time to sit and eat breakfast.

Eating a healthy breakfast improves brain function, gives you the energy you need first thing in the morning, and actually has shown to have benefits on weight.

Ever been so hungry that you completely overate because you just felt so famished? Yea, it happens to all of us. That is why it is important to eat a good, filling meal every few hours so you can eat adequately to fill you up. Once you hit the point where you are absolutely STARVING, it becomes that much harder to eat good portion sizes. 

It is no surprise that tacos are big in this household. This recipe isn't exactly a difficult one or anything revolutionary, but it is an easy way to eat something a little different than your usual yogurt or cereal for breakfast and get some goodness in you. Or you can eat it for lunch, dinner, whenever you feel like eating these yummy things!

This makes about 1 serving size.




Ingredients: 
2 corn tortillas
2 eggs
1/2 of an Avocado
1 tbsp salsa
1 vegetarian sausage (optional)


I eat pretty light so I used one full egg and one egg white. If you want to make it a little lighter, you can use both egg whites or conversely, you can use both full eggs. Up to you! It doesn't make a huge difference.

Cook your eggs how you like it. I usually fry a little and scramble it in the pan. Split it up into two so you can divide it into the tacos. You can also add a little cheese if you'd like for your tacos. I used one slice of american and split it between the two.

Sometimes, I like to add a little something extra. I personally really like vegetarian sausage once in a while. The ones I used are from Trader Joe's and are really good! I also like Morning Star's sausage. I just microwave one of those, cut it up and add it to my pan with the eggs.

Once the eggs are cooking, warm up your tortillas in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds. Add a thin layer of salsa on each tortilla, then top with the cooked eggs and sausage. Top with avocado! Add a little kosher salt to the avocado...it's a game changer. Some hot sauce is good with this too, if you like it a little spicy!




Pile it up and as always, ENJOY!

Stay tuned for more yummy goodness to come this month!

Lots of LOVE,

Eva



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