Breakfast Burritos for Dinner

When I need a quick dinner that my kids are going to be happy about I make burritos.  Super easy and quick and usually can wrap up some left over veggies or meats with some beans and voila!  However lately I’ve been mixing up burrito night with another favorite dinner theme – “breakfast for dinner”.

These breakfast burritos were a bit hit and made use of my half eaten veggies such as broccoli, red peppers and zucchini.  You can really put anything you want in them.  Feel free to swap out beans for cooked sausage, chicken or ground turkey too.  Next time I’m going to let my kids not only fill and wrap them up, but scramble the eggs too.  This might give me a night off in the kitchen!

This is one of those recipes that doesn’t need a recipe, but here’s one any to get you and your kids started.

Breakfast Burritos for Dinner

Makes 8 Burritos

1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained

2 teaspoons vegetable oil

1 red pepper chopped, about ¾ cup

1 head broccoli chopped, about 1 cup

8 eggs

8 flour or corn tortillas

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

 

optional fillings and topping

quacamole/avocado

tomatoes

salsa

sour cream

 

Pour the drained can of black beans into a small saucepan and cook over medium-low until heated through.

In a large bowl, scramble the eggs together.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.   When hot add vegetables and cook until softened, about 3 – 5 minutes.

Pour the eggs into the hot skillet with vegetables and continue to stir, so egg does not stick.   Scramble until cooked to desired wetness.  About 3 minutes.

Heat the tortillas in the oven until soft and warm. Lay the tortillas flat and spoon black beans, followed by eggs, and a sprinkle of cheese.  Roll the tortillas into burritos.  Add topping of your choice.

 

 

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Day 6 Continued – $118,000 Raised for Bay Area Food Banks

my lunch

So I ate my left-over oatmeal as promised, mid-morning.  Then enjoyed my left-over stir fry from dinner.  Not lots of veggies, but there was some chicken left and the rice filled me up.   I finished my daughter’s apple from this morning on my drive to San Francisco.

inside the food bank
my chat on KGO

I made it to the San Francisco Food Bank where KGO was broadcasting live for the KGO Fights Hunger Day.  This was a great sight.  The Food Bank was in full swing.  Volunteers working outside and in to receive and stack food.  It’s amazing at how large the space is and how much food you see, and realize it’s still not enough to meet the community’s needs.  I sat down and chatted on the air with Gil Gross about my family’s experience with the hunger challenge.  In the brief time I was there (about 1/2 hour) someone came in to the front office and dropped off a check donation for $500.  During the interview an AT&T repairman came in to give $40 to Gil since he was working down the street and heard the KGO broadcast.  It was really special to be a part of.  And today KGO raised over $118,000 for Bay Area Food Banks.  That’s what the challenge is all about – raising awareness and funds.

I was really hungry by the time I was driving home.  I stopped and bought 4 bananas at $.19 each.  I saw this morning that after doing totals, I could spend $.80.  I thought that the bananas would be good for breakfast – since we’re just about out of fruit.  I came home and had a snack of pretzels and sunflower butter.  My daughter and husband were home.  Both my kid’s had playdates while I was in SF.  They of course reported what they ate.  My daughter had fruit and a grilled cheese sandwich and my son had a snack of homemade pumpkin bread.  Am I the only hungry one around here?

taco fixin's
my hungry family didn't wait for me to sit down
roasted broccoli

For dinner we had our taco/burrito night.  It was later than I wanted to eat after picking up my son from Tae Kwon Do.  A few times this week I’ve been so preoccupied with hunger I’ve had trouble thinking straight.  I was crabby when making dinner.  Everyone started without me.  I gave them a pass on manners as I took a few photos before I sat down.  It was tasty and filling and everyone enjoyed.  I browned the ground beef.  I also drained and sliced some tofu and browned that a bit as well.  There was some remaining tomato and shredded cheese to use.  I made guacamole with the avocado.  And heated the black beans and corn-wheat tortillas.  I also roasted the rest of the broccoli with a drizzle of olive oil and some sea salt.  No one complained – although a bit of salsa and fresh cilantro would’ve been great.  It’s a fun meal because the kids can make it themselves and build it to their liking.  Tofu, guacamole and cheese for my daughter and meat, cheese and beans for my son.  All of it for my husband and I.  Self choices and participation is always key to get kids to eat healthy foods.

So tomorrow’s our last day and I’m thinking we’re going to make it.

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