Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, at least it is for me. It is the first meal that you are consuming after a long time of resting, recharging and fasting. It contains the first nutrients you decide to nourish your body with and it sets the mood for your day. For me, I always feel like If I am enjoying a healthy, balanced, nutritious and filling first meal of the day I am way more likely to make healthy decisions for the rest of the day. If I decide to start my day with a very sugar heavy breakfast that is not filling and satisfying I probable will not make good decisions regarding my food choices throughout the remaining day.
Even studies have found out that when eating a balanced and filling breakfast, it has several health benefits. Still, many people are not eating breakfast. This often results in snacking on a lot of foods that might not always be very nutrient dense throughout all morning. Also whenever going to school in the morning I notice that if I haven’t eaten before it is so much harder to concentrate and it takes a lot more energy for my brain to work. So having that all said, remember to always have some breakfast, especially if you can have these ultimate breakfast tortillas.
They are a perfect balanced meal. You have got carbohydrates to provide you with energy, protein for your brain and satisfaction, fibre for your digestion and being full for longer, vitamins for your overall health, healthy fats for that glowy skin (don’t worry, it has many other benefits too! :)), and some unsaturated fats because why not? This sounds like a lot of things at one time, I know. But don’t worry, making this won’t take you much longer than 15 max 20 minutes.
I am just talking about the benefits here but what actually are the ingredients now? First up whole wheat tortillas. Whole wheat contains a lot of fibre and vitamins which will keep you satisfied until lunch and give you energy because of the carbohydrates. Of course, if you are not a fan of whole wheat you can swap that out for white wheat but you will also loose some nutrients. If you can not find small tortillas at your local supermarket you can either swap it out for a large one and wrap it up as a tortilla or if you want to keep the look of tacos, you can cut about 10-12cm large circles out of your larger wrap and use the rest to make some chips, or simply dip it in guac.
Next up some protein. Here we have 3 different foods. First, eggs. I mean what are breakfast tacos without eggs (actually breakfast in general)? Eggs have so many different nutrients and are so healthy but so damn delicious. I scrambled them up with a little oil, for some healthy fats, and made them really creamy. I believe they are easiest to eat in those tacos when scrambled. If you prefer though, it is totally possible to fry them, poach them, or soft or hard boil them. This is really up to your preference but I simply love scrambled eggs with all that creaminess paired with the warm tortillas.
As a second protein source I used bacon. Bacon is not necessarily the healthiest food in the world but I feel like it is totally fine when enjoyed in moderation. In this recipe I believe that it works really well because it adds a crunch and saltiness, which works really great! The last but definitely not least protein source is cream cheese. It contains a lot of protein too and not too many calories as other cheeses. If you want to cut down the saturated fats here, go ahead and use yoghurt cream cheese or cottage cheese. For this recipe you are not using huge amounts of it so normal one works great! It adds a creaminess and works as a sauce on the bottom of the tortilla.
For the assembling it is really simple. Heat the tortillas up in a non-stick pan until slightly browned, do not use oil here, it really is not necessary and only makes it too crispy, so the tortillas loose their softness. Scramble up the eggs in a pan with a little oil until fluffy. Spread the heated up tortillas with the cream cheese and add the eggs on top. Next comes the cut up bacon strips. As topping slice up some avocado and add some pickled onions. The onions on top are sooo good! They add a sour- and addictiveness and rounds it all up. Sprinkle some salt, serve & enjoy!
Ultimate Breakfast Tacos
A perfect dish for a big brekfast or brunch! It has everything you need in the first meal of the day!
What you will need
- 6 soft taco shells
- 3 eggs
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 brekfast bacon strips
- 2 heaped tbsp cream cheese
- 1 small Avocado
- 2 tbsp pickled red onion
Thats how it works:
In a non-stick pan without oil heat up the tortillas until slightly brown on both sides.
Meanwhile heat up the bacon in a pan without oil on medium-high heat. Fry them on each side for about 2-3 minutes until golden and crsipy.
In a seperate pan heat up the olive oil and whisk the eggs in a bowl. Once hot, add the eggs into the oil and slowly scramble them up on medium heat. Add a sprinkle of sea salt and steadily stir them through the pan. While the eggs are cooking, the tortillas should be done heating up.
Also the bacon should be done be now. Take it out of the pan and lay it on some kitchen paper to let the excess fat drip of and get it extra crispy.
Spread ech tortilla with 1 tsp of cream cheese on the bottom. Then add the scrambled eggs on top. Take the bacon strips and bread or cut them into smaller pieces. Seperate them on the tacos. Cut the Avodaco into strips and also add them into the tacos. Last place the pickled red onions on top and spinkle with some sea salt!
Serve and enjoy!