Cold-Proof Cooking with: Laura of Real Mom Kitchen

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Our recipe of the month comes from Laura, a mother of three and food blogger at Real Mom Kitchen, who is “keepin’ it real in the kitchen”. A long-time cooking enthusiast, Laura has been blogging since April 2008. Her blog focuses on simple, delicious, family-friendly creations. She shared one of her favorite recipes with us below. Perfect for when you need nutrition to feed your cold, but don’t feel like doing anything!


How did you get into cooking and blogging?
I have been cooking since I was a little girl and started my blog after my husband had lost his job. I was looking for something fun that I could do to relieve some stress.  I started my blog with the thought that maybe someday I could make a little money at it, and I am now in the middle of publishing my own cookbook that should be out in August.

What’s your favorite tip for staying healthy?
My favorite tip to stay healthy is to make sure I eat a good and healthy breakfast and lunch. Then I allow myself to splurge a little at dinnertime.

What’s one important way you try to care of yourself and those around you?
In order to take care of others, you must take care of yourself. I make sure to get some visits into the gym during the week so I have the energy to take care of my family.

Can you share your favorite healthy/easy/deliciously comforting recipe?  
My new favorite recipe is for quick breakfast burritos. It is always good to start the day off with a little protein. It is also so quick and easy to make on a busy morning.

Quick Breakfast Burrito

1 flour tortilla (6-inch)
1 egg
1 Tbsp. shredded cheese blend
1 Tbsp. salsa

To cook in the tortilla:
Place tortilla on a plate and microwave for 10 seconds to soften.
Spray a 2-cup microwave-safe cereal bowl with cooking spray. Break the egg
into the bowl and beat with a fork until blended. Add salt and pepper if
desired.

Place bowl in the microwave and cook on HIGH for 30 seconds. Gently stir and
microwave until egg is almost set for 15 to 30 seconds longer.
Place egg on tortilla. Top the egg with cheese and salsa. Fold bottom of
tortilla over egg, then fold in the sides.

How did you discover this recipe?
I adapted this recipe from one I found in the Parade Magazine in my Sunday
newspaper. It came from incredibleegg.org, which estimates the cost of this at 58 cents. The thing that interested me most about this recipe is that you cook the egg in the tortilla.

This is quick, delicious, and filling. It is also easy enough that your older children could make this themselves. I figured the calories out using a white tortilla and it was 207, and you could make it even healthier with a whole-wheat tortilla.

Do you have a zany cold remedy or unique stay-healthy routine?  
My stay healthy trick is keeping a bottle of hand sanitizer by the doors into my house. I have a daughter with health issues who is more susceptible to illness, so we all use the sanitizer when we walk in the door.

We love that this burrito contains enough calcium and protein to power you through lunch, and can be prepared in five minutes flat! Will you try making this breakfast burrito at home? What are your favorite stay-full-till-lunch breakfast recipes?