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Balanced Breakfast: Burrito Dippers and Orange Juice

Posted Aug 22 2012 1:20pm

It’s official- the kids are waking up early again and heading off to school.  I like to put a lot of thought into breakfast, because I can honestly say it makes the difference between them being able to behave and concentrate in school, or not!

According to the “American Dietetic Association Guide to Healthy Eating for Kids”, a good breakfast should:

  1. Contain 3 or more food groups
  2. Include high fiber foods like whole grains, produce, or beans.
  3. Be low in fat
  4. Be something they will eat!  It does no good to have a balanced meal that they won’t eat.

So, this morning we had Burrito Dippers and Orange Juice!  To test that we included all the food groups, we assembled our food on our plate .  We’ve got:

  • Eggs
  • Salsa with Green peppers
  • Tortillas
  • and Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice (with an added frozen watermelon cube that I drained from a watermelon yesterday we had eaten)

Balanced Breakfast on #myplate

First, to make our breakfast burrito just perfect for little fingers, we like to make them little!!  I’ve watched my kids in horror when they were younger to try to get their mouths around a normal size burrito, only to have all the insides fall out.  You can make them the perfect size by making your own tortillas .  Or, you cut a regular tortilla into a smaller circle, tear up the scraps and bake them for tortilla chips later.  Next to make them kid friendly, we always grill the burrito closed at the seam, so it stays in one piece.

Tropicana and breakfast burritos

The first step this morning was to cook some eggs and some tortillas.

making a breakfast burrito

Then, we added 1 TBL scrambled eggs into the cooked tortilla, and wrapped it, folding two ends towards the middle, and then rolling the other end until you have a burrito.

wrapping a tortilla

Then, to seal the burrito together, we return the burrito to our hot skillet and cooked it for a few minutes, seam side down, just until the edge seals to itself.

sealing a toritlla

Then, we served these baby burritos with some homemade salsa for a dipping!

Breakfast Burrito Dippers Burrito Dippers

Breakfast burrito Dippers for Kids

dipping burrito

Lastly, to balance the meal out we added our 100% Pure Premium Tropicana Orange Juice.  We love adding different fruit juice ice cubes to our OJ to give it a little zing.  And since this watermelon juice almost got tossed with the rind, we decided to freeze it instead! It was sooooo yummy!!

watermelon cubes in Tropicana Juic

And there you have it! A healthy balanced breakfast!  Don’t send your kids out the door without it!

*Disclaimer: Tropicana is a sponsor of Super Healthy Kids!

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