Breakfast Burrito

I’ve had glasses since I was about 2 years old. For some reason my brain decided it only wanted to look through my right eye, then my left became weak and developed a strabisthmus (turn in toward my nose). Bring on the sexy glasses!

4-year-old me

Although glasses straightened it out most of the way, junior year of highschool I had surgery to completely straighten it out. That also meant I could finally wear contacts for the first time in my life! It was such a strange transition. I had phantom glasses syndrome, where I’d try to push them up on my nose even thought they weren’t there anymore. I got used to the contact world quickly, but my vision was still unfabulous even with them.

You know your vision gets worse as you grow older? Well my younger self asked my dad once, since my vision was already terrible could it get better instead? He told me he didn’t see why that couldn’t possibly happen so I kept my hopes up… Then I went to my eye doctor yesterday, and he reduced my prescription for the second time in the past to years – I can now see 20/25 with my contacts! Even he was even impressed – “Not bad for a blind lady, right?”. I know that sounds sad to most of you with perfect (I hate you) vision, but I feel like I am slowly seeing more of the world that we live in and it makes me happy.

(This is the first picture of me I have shared. Savor it!)

Since I woke up still happy about my eyes this morning, I decided to make myself a bigger-than-usual weekday Breakfast. I promise it still only took me 30 minutes to cook this, eat it, get dressed and get out of the door (granted I do shower at night). And it was so good! I love my various food magazine subscriptions but Women’s Health rocks for this one.


2 Tbsp salsa

1/4 C shredded low-fat cheddar cheese

1/4 C fresh cilantro

1 large egg plus 4 large egg whites, beaten

1/2 C diced lean ham

1 large (8”) whole-wheat tortilla


  1. In a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute the diced ham over medium-high heat, just until the surface starts to brown. Place the cooked ham in the tortilla, then add more cooking spray to the skillet and scramble the eggs together with the cilantro. Add the eggs to the tortilla, top with the cheese and salsa, and fold.

Source: Women’s Health Magazine

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4 Responses to “Breakfast Burrito”

  • Wow, thanks for sharing your 1st picture and congrats on you vision improving! I think so many people take good vision for granted. I finally had to get glasses not too long ago and I’m always surprised when I compare how much clearer object are when I have them on compared to off. And YES your picture definitely looks like your Twitter avatar, haha! I can only dream I had this burrito for breakfast today, unfortunately I only had coffee. But thanks for sharing the recipe, I’ll try and make this on Saturday morning!

  • That looks like a great morning breakfast. Thanks for sharing. And you are so pretty too :)

    • spiffycookie:

      It was a great Breakfast, if only I could eat that well more often in the early morning. And thank you!

  • Beautiful burrito and beautiful you!!

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