That’s why, whether I’m in Canada or Mexico, I have tortillas in the fridge. It takes me less than five minutes to put together a healthy and balanced meal that the whole family loves. In Canada, I stick to Dempster’s Tortillas because I like that it’s made with Canadian Wheat, has 6g protein* per serving, there are 6 flavours to choose from and of course, we prefer the taste.
Speaking of taste, I had Uncle Andrew and Uncle Kevin here this long weekend and put myself and the Spinach and Whole Wheat tortillas to the test. I served up the following three meals in around five minutes and all of them passed with flying colours!
For Breakfast — Egg Burrito with Fruit
What I love about this breakfast is that it has a little bit of everything in it and you can take it with you. Start with a little olive oil, throw in whatever vegetables you have in the garden or fridge and then scramble with a bunch of eggs. I added cheese, red peppers, and onions. Put it all into a toasted tortilla**, roll it and walk out the door. One Spinach tortilla (they’re large) and an apple was sufficient for each of the men.
For Lunch — Tuna Veggie Wrap with Coleslaw
This is one of my favourite go-to lunches because you can switch out the tuna for whatever you have in the fridge; steak, turkey, chicken, ham, pork or even just the veggies. I always make lettuce my first layer so that the fixings don’t make the wrap soggie and I find that toasting it helps too. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could throw in the coleslaw too or some guacamole, mustard or mayonnaise. This lunch was so portable that they ate it outside to take advantage of the lovely weather.
For Dinner – Quesadillas
This is one of The Kids favourite meals and there are never any leftovers. A friend of mine puts shredded yellow peppers or carrots in hers to up the vegetable content. Next time I’m going to make mine with Spinach tortillas and see if anyone even notices.
**My Secret Weapon — Toasting the Tortilla
I prefer my tortillas toasted. We have a glass top stove and I put them directly on the element on high and then turn it down to half when it gets hot. I make sure that I’m constantly moving the tortilla and it takes less than 30 seconds a side. I could probably bake them in the oven but I just find this quicker and easier. It will still work even if you have a gas stove (we do it in Mexico) and/or a coil element.
There you have it. Three meals. One for each part of the day.
Quick. Easy. Versatile. Healthy. Dempster’s Tortillas.
Have Any Other 5 Minute Meals Made with Dempster’s Tortillas?
*The Spinach tortilla contains 6g of protein.
Disclosure: Journeys of The Zoo was compensated for sharing our recipes and secret weapon.
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