Moms know hunger can strike quickly any time of day. At any time, someone can pop into the kitchen saying “I’m starving!” The solution: a reserve of healthy, quick and tasty recipes that can be made in minutes and they’re so easy, kids can become instant chefs. What Moms need are versatile ingredients that can do double or triple duty, playing a role in breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner.
The flour tortilla is one of the best examples of bringing versatility to meals-in-minutes. The tortilla can function as a wrap, pizza crust, flat bread, substitute for pasta or a sandwich bun, and its fillings and toppings can easily change. You choose your favorite variety – flour, fat-free, low carb or whole-grain.
Convenient tortillas can be used in numerous quick meals, such as egg/salsa/cheese breakfast tacos, lunchtime turkey and vegetable pizzas, cheese and vegetable wraps for snacks or a grilled chicken and black bean tostada for dinner. Tortillas can embrace many flavors, many cuisines. No wonder Americans eat seven billion pounds of tortillas a year – the equivalent of one tortilla per person per day.
Keep these mom-friendly, family-lovin’ ingredients on hand:
- Versatile breadstuffs like tortillas, taco shells or bagels
- Good-quality canned vegetables and fruits, pizza sauce, salsas and bottled condiments
- Seasonings your family loves
- Shredded cheeses, crisp lettuce, sour cream, eggs, pre-cooked bacon, cooked turkey breast, fresh ground beef and boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Fresh bell peppers, tomatoes and fruits
3 Mission 10-inch Burrito Flour Tortillas
8 ounces vegetable cream cheese, room temperature
16 to 20 spinach leaves
2/3 pound Canadian bacon, thinly sliced
3 large plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 ripe avocado, thinly sliced
15 slices crisp bacon, crumbled
Place tortillas on work surface and spread each with equal amount cream cheese.
On each tortilla, arrange spinach leaves over 2/3 of cream cheese leaving bottom 1/3 with cream cheese only. Top spinach with Canadian bacon slices, tomato slices, avocado slices and crumbled bacon.
Beginning with end covered with filling, roll tortilla into tight roll toward end covered with cream cheese only.
Cut rolls into six 1-inch-thick slices for snacks or in halves for lunch.
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