Looking to add a boost of nutrition to your morning? Try this delicious breakfast quesadilla with egg, peppers, black beans, sweet potato and cheese, toasted in a crispy wheat tortilla. YUM!
Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with Meijer & Produce for Kids. Both are companies I’m honored to work with and all opinions are my own.
Every weekend, I try to do a little prep work to make weekday meals go a bit smoother. I chop veggies, grill chicken and usually make a soup or two. My focus has always been on lunch or dinner, but I realized breakfast is just as important. Last week I scrambled up eggs and grilled up bacon to make simple breakfast options!
Since my kids are on a quesadilla kick lately and I thought I should add a breakfast one to our list! These are filled with easy to prep ahead ingredients and you can switch up the fillers with so many options. We started with a simple bacon, cheese and egg quesadilla and the next morning my kids were begging for more. Since I had a sweet potato roasted, this Southwest style one popped into my head for round 2. Aside from breakfast, these would be fabulous for a Meatless Monday brinner. Simply serve with a fruit salad and some yogurt for a filling meal!
Don’t be afraid of scrambled ahead of time eggs. They reheat to be fluffy and delish, just like the first time around. The key is to add some cheese while cooking originally and a splash of milk before popping into the microwave to reheat.
Southwest Breakfast Quesadilla
Start your day off great with a nutrition packed breakfast quesadilla. Filled with black beans, roasted sweet potato, eggs, cheese and a toasty whole wheat tortilla. YUM!
- 2 whole whole wheat tortillas, fajita size
- 1 cup scrambled eggs
- 1 cup Earthbound Farms organic baby kale chopped
- 1/2 cup Sunset cherry tomatoes halved
- 1 whole sweet potato cooked and cubed
- 1/4 cup black beans drained, rinsed
- 1/2 avocado cubed
- 1 cup colby-jack cheese* shredded
- 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
- 1/4 cup prepared salsa
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Coat with cooking spray.
Lay one tortilla flat and cover with 1/2 cup cheese. Top with all ingredients, except avocado, on one half of the tortilla.
Allow cheese to start melting, then fold the tortilla in half. Cook for 1 minute, then flip to other side.
Remove from pan once golden brown and repeat with other tortilla.
Serve with salsa and avocado cubes. Pairs great with yogurt and fruit, too!
*Use whatever cheese you prefer. Pepper jack is great too!
Produce for Kids will once again join forces with Meijer and Jump with Jill this fall to raise funds to
bring the Jump with Jill nutrition education program to local schools in the Meijer area. Jump with Jill is armed with catchy songs, upbeat dance moves, and a hip wardrobe to engage kids
on the subject of health and leave them empowered to eat better.
My kids always look for the fun recipe cards while we’re in the produce section at Meijer, especially Gabby!
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What do you prep ahead of the time to help during the week? Have you tried a breakfast quesadilla?