Forté Recipes: Breakfast Burrito

Forté Recipes: Breakfast Burrito with avocados and salsa

Although I call these breakfast burritos, this meal really is for any meal of the day. This a breakfast-for-dinner favorite at our house. It is one of my family’s favorites because it is delicious; it is one of my favorites because it is so fast and easy.

Breakfast Burrito:

2 eggs, scrambled

1 whole wheat tortilla


¼ avocado

¼ cup salsa

Directions: Spoon eggs into tortilla. Top with avocado and salsa.


Any recipe that calls for eggs is a winner at our house. That is because we have 3 chickens: Mabel, Betty, and Abigail. They always keep my fridge stocked with eggs, and I LOVE having fresh eggs. We feed them DHA-enriched feed to increase the DHA content of their yolks. I recommend buying DHA-enriched eggs if you can. DHA is an essential omega-3 fatty acid that is often deficient in our diets. DHA is especially important during pregnancy, lactation, and throughout childhood as it is essential for brain growth and development. It is important for adults too. Research shows a positive correlation with many diseases, including

  • depression,
  • Type 2 diabetes,
  • heart disease,
  • high blood pressure,
  • arthritis,
  • eye diseases, and
  • cancer.


Eggs are also a great source of choline. Choline is a water-soluble vitamin that is also deficient is most of our diets. Like DHA, choline is critical during pregnancy as low choline intake is linked to neural tube defects and poor memory development in the baby. Choline is also important for heart health, is an anti-inflammatory, and may help prevent breast cancer. Besides choline and DHA, eggs are also a great source of protein, vitamin B12, riboflavin, and lutein.


The avocado in this meal is what makes the breakfast burrito a real winner—both for taste and nutrition. Avocados are a definite superfood in my book. They contain more antioxidants than red cabbage, broccoli, grapes, and even bell peppers. Avocados are a surprisingly good source of fiber with 6grams of soluble fiber in half of a medium avocado. Fiber is important because it aids in digestion. They are full of good fats that improve the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients like DHA, choline, and lutein. To ripen an avocado, you can put it in a paper bag on the counter with a banana. To keep a cut avocado from browning, you can pour olive oil or lemon juice over the flesh and put in a plastic bag and store in the refrigerator.


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