Breakfast Tacos

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On the weekends, I like to change it up from my routine oatmeal for breakfast during the week and actually take the time to whip up something more fancy. Since I found out you can hard boil eggs in the oven (mind-blown--thanks to Erin Palinski-Wade!), I have been using that technique every time I want some hard-boiled eggs for my busy week. As a full time Masters student and dietetic intern, I have been finding it almost impossible to eat healthy during the week because of the limited time I have to cook heart healthy and filling nutritious meals. So I am so happy to have found a way to hard boil eggs without having to monitor the boiling water constantly... this method allows me to have more time to do homework or to prep for more meals in the 1 hour I try to set aside 1x week.

Well, I had quite a few hard boiled eggs left from my meal prep week that I decided to make some breakfast tacos. All you need are 5 simple ingredients! And they may already be in your kitchen-- no extra shopping required. 

Breakfast Tacos

Ingredients:

Makes 4 filling tacos

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  • 4 hard boiled eggs, one egg per taco (check out Erin Palinski-Wade's HOW TO HARD BOIL EGGS IN THE OVEN post)
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup salsa (your favorite kind)
  • Cilantro leaves or chopped cilantro, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Peel and slice the hard boiled eggs. On a pan on medium heat, place tortillas and top them with cheese. Remove tortillas once cheese is melted, about 1-2 minutes.
  2. Place tortillas on a plate, place slices of egg on cheese, scoop some salsa and garnish with cilantro leaves. Enjoy!
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Kelly Sloan

Hi, I'm Kelly! I am a Cali girl who loves food, nutrition, hiking, and writing. I recently graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition. I grew up with an active lifestyle and eating healthy, however, I do have a major sweet tooth! I do believe that everything in moderation is good for a healthy lifestyle! I love to bake and create new recipes and I love to share food. I love to stay active and healthy with continuous fitness and nutritious foods throughout the week and I hope to share my recipes, food photography and travel experiences with you on my blog! #RD2Be

Jen's Delicious Guacamole

Cinco De Mayo calls for home-made goodies and traditional mexican recipes! This includes seven layer dips, shrimp or steak tacos, refreshing margaritas (frozen or on the rocks!), salsa and of course, GUACAMOLE!

Guacamole is one of those recipes that you can add your own flavor or twist to. These traditional recipes then become popular at all the family functions and we force the creator to make it at every get together. (hehe, just kidding?) My sister is a great example of this because she is known as the guacamole goddess at the Sloan house. She makes the best guacamole that I (and my family + a few friends) has every had! SO for this Cinco De Mayo we all know who is making the guacamole!

Try my sister's amazing recipe and enjoy the fiesta in May!

Jen's Delicious Guacamole

Recipe By: Jennifer Sloan

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium avocados, pitted and diced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 Serrano pepper, finely diced (carefully remove seeds and wash hands)
  • Juice of 1 lime, remove seeds
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic and Herb seasoning
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine avocado, tomato, onion and Serrano pepper. Mix well. 
  2. Add lime juice, seasoning, salt and pepper. Mix well. Top with cheese, olives or tomatoes and enjoy!

Need an awesome salsa recipe as well? Try my Spicy Pineapple Salsa

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Kelly Sloan

Hi, I'm Kelly! I am a Cali girl who loves food, nutrition, hiking, and writing. I recently graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition. I grew up with an active lifestyle and eating healthy, however, I do have a major sweet tooth! I do believe that everything in moderation is good for a healthy lifestyle! I love to bake and create new recipes and I love to share food. I love to stay active and healthy with continuous fitness and nutritious foods throughout the week and I hope to share my recipes, food photography and travel experiences with you on my blog! #RD2Be

Black Bean Quinoa Tacos

Believe it or not a seed is the new all-purpose ingredient that I personally love to experiment with in the kitchen. Quinoa! You can bake with it, sauté with it and boil it. This staple food has become very popular especially among the gluten-free community, because as a seed, it contains no gluten which is found in wheat and other products such as pasta. I have really began to think out of the box when it comes to recipes with quinoa. A recent experiment resulted in these black bean quinoa tacos. Mixing the quinoa and black bean together with  chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, salt, pepper and sriracha (I like it spicy!) provided a delicious blend that was satisfying and similar to traditional taco filling. Don’t be afraid, get some quinoa and start enjoying this high protein, delicious ingredient that everyone is talking about.

Black Bean Quinoa Tacos

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1/2 avocado, cubed
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 4 corn tortillas

Directions:

  1. Heat quinoa and 1 cup water in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until water is absorbed, about 15-20 minutes; uncover and fluff with a fork.
  2. In a separate pan, saute black beans and onions. Add to quinoa and mix well. Season with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and cinnamon; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir well.
  3. To serve, spoon quinoa mixture into the center of each tortilla. Top with avocado, tomatoes and sriracha if desired.