In light of my current lust for all things carb+cheese (refer to: pizza obsession posts last week and in the days to come), I had to have one. I immediately started imagining what food in my pantry or fridge would go best, and I preemptively started adding ingredients to track calories in myfitnesspal for the next day's breakfast.
While I'm fully aware that vegetables for breakfast appears something akin to torture, but I PROMISE you, this was nothing short of aww-inducing. I IMd my coworkers about it. I texted Missie photos. I promised myself I'd eat it again for dinner that night. (I did.) I considered going home at lunch so I could have it again then. (I didn't.)
I started by throwing some cooked mixed vegetables into a pan on my stovetop and topping with a huge handful of spinach. Squash, zucchini, bell pepper, and onion made up the main guts of my quesadilla, but I had some chicken on hand I wanted to use up, so I heated and chopped a few pieces of it too.
I have burrito size whole grain tortillas on hand, so those are what I used. However, they're a little large for what I wanted, so I ripped them in half to keep my portion size in check. I live alone-- no one is gonna question the ripped leftover tortilla in the bag in my house.
As usual, Tupperware lid doubles as a breakfast cutting board.
Just take a look at all that flavor! (This is from my dinner- if I recall correctly, I drizzled in a little bit of leftover marinara as well. Why not?)
The tortilla gives a delightful crunch from its browned state.
This massive beauty made starting work a whole lot more exciting.
Have you ever seen a more balanced breakfast? ;)
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